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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Snow balls for charity

I won these blocks as the block-of-the-month from my guild in  Feb 2010, and just now got around to putting them together.  Added 20 extra blocks to make a nice sized quilt.  (52x64).  Found some snowflake fabric to use for borders and backing.  Did a simple meander just to get it done.  It will go to charity - our guild sponsors a "comfort quilts" group for the needy.  (Dec 2010)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Ann's fleece

This is for my cousin's wife who is battling cancer.  Thought it would keep her warm and comfy.  I quilted the two layers together just for fun.  (Nov 10)

Sunday, December 5, 2010


A FIRST PLACE WINNER . . . .This one is for ME!!  I squeezed some time in while working on customer quilts.  My guild's challenge this year was for a string quilt, and this pattern caught my eye.  It's in the Jan/Feb issue of Quiltmaker Mag.  The only fabric I had to buy was fthe black for the tow borders.  Used leftovers for the inner border, so bought 1/2 yard more to finish the outer border. All the rest, including backing and batting, are from my stash.  (Fall 2010)  Quilted a lot of feathers - a fan shape in the blocks, and curves in the borders.   This also earned a second place ribbon at the 2012 String Along Quilt Guild show.

Alex F. T-shirt quilt

Alex has a mix of shirts from middle school and high school.  Not a lot, so they are grouped together to fit the size of a twin mattress, with the extra wide borders as the drop.  (Nov 10)

Tyler M. T-shirt quilt

Tyler is a football player - offensive line.  The shirts that say "follow us" were for them only.  This is a twin bed size, with a black backing with grey swirls.  (Nov 10)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Matt L's T-shirt quilt

Matt is a baseball player, and several of his uniform shirts are in the middle two rows.  They are button shirts, so I had to sew the two fronts together, cut off the buttons, and hand-stitch the buttonholes closed.  It was his suggestion to use the dark grey for sashings, and I think it was a good choice.  The shirts all really stand out.  The backing is black with grey swirls all through it.  (Nov 2010)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Christmas Stockings

Just finished these two Christmas stockings for a friend.  She has two for her daughter's that needed new fur on the top, and then wanted these similar ones for future sons-in-law.  Quilting was done with Sulky gold sliver metallic thread.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Jamie D's T-Shirt Quilt

Jamie played volleyball, softball and basketball.  Lots of great memories for her here.  Two of the smaller pieces were a sports bra!!  Shades of green for the sashings, and black with white dots for the backing. This is a double bed size.

Casey C's T-Shirt Quilt

Casey played softball and basketball.  Also some special non-athletic shirts.
Black with white stars for the sashings makes the shirts look like they are floating in space.  The back is multi-colored abstract flowers.  This is a double bed quilt.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Fuzzy Head Cover

I made this nifty golf head cover for my rescue club.  I just had a tradtional one on there, but decided I needed something way cuter!!  You can find the directions here.  There are 2 sizes - one for drivers and fairway woods, and the second for  hybrids.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

4 memory quilts

I finally finished my summer-long project.  These are 4 double bed quilts made for a widow and her 3 children.  The Log Cabin is for the Mom - she had special shirts set aside for her quilt. 

                        Bonnie Hunter's Strip Twist                              Bonnie Hunter's Basketweave

                      Log Cabin with special  shirts -                                     2-Rail Fence
             they are Tommy Bahama with playing cards
                             embroidered on them                        

The husband was a card player - I found this backing that is a perfect fit.

The kids called their Dad this.  It's embroidered in a corner block of each of their quilts.

I quilted using a pantograph that has the 4 suits from a deck of cards.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Drunkard's Path

This is a quilt ordered by a co-worker for her daughter as a July 4 wedding gift. 

Golf Shirts

My husband "volunteered" me to embroider 8 golf shirts for a golf outing at work.  Hopefully I'll at least get a dozen golf balls for my efforts!  They work with DC Cook - a nuclear power plant - hence the design.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Best Man Patch

This is the patch that my nephew wanted for his Best Man to wear all weekend.  This was a first for me - had to go online to my Yahoo groups to find out how to do it.  Arman loved it - he wore it on his vests under the tux jacket during the ceremony!

"Day and Night" quilt

This is Eleanor Burn's "Day and Night" quilt pattern. It is a wedding gift for my nephew and his bride.  I'm really pleased with the way it turned out.  This is the first free motion quilting I've done other than a large meander.  Also attached a picture of the label on the back. I blocked out their last name for their protection.  It sure looks great in their room.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

A blue ribbon winner . . .

I entered my Double Bubble quilt in the March 2010 quilt show sponsored by the String-A-Long quilt show and earned a blue ribbon in the Mystery Division.  Yea me!!! Click on the link to see the quilt.

Aunt Barb's pink ribbon fleece

My Aunt is fighting breast cancer for the second time.  I made this for her.  the flip side is plain pink, but I put both layers on my long arm and quilted a pantograph with hearts.  March 2010

Aunt Barb lost her battle in April 2011

Kim S t-shirts and leotards

Kim was a gymnast at a school that has a fabulous gymnastics programs.  Lots of state championships, and great memories.  Two of her leotards are in the middle, and some of the sashings are made from the waistband of a pair of pants, or little bags they had made for their gear.  April 2010

Megan's t-shirts

Megan is a great volleyball player, and these are most of her shirts.  Purple sashings, and the back is pink with lots of multi-colored flowers.  March 2010

Victor's t-shirts

Victor was in the Univ of Ill marching band.  The sashings are blue multi-colored, and the back is orange U of I fabric.  I used a pantograph that has trumpets and saxophones.  He played the trumpet, and his wife played the sax.  I have her t-shirts too - for a second quilt - someday!!

Jan 1 mystery quilting

This was Cindy Roth's 1-1-10 mystery quilting class.  The top is made ahead of time, then on New Year's Day there are periodic internet postings on how to long arm quilt each seciton.  A good way to practice and learn new things.

Happy Halloween

Made from flag nylon for a friend who is absolutely Halloween crazy.  They decorate their  house for Halloween like most people do for Christmas.  Oct 2009

ties memory quilt

I made this for a friend after her husband passed away.  It's from all of his ties, plus his picture in the middle.  The border is from the narrower part of the ties.  The backing is navy with a maroon paisley print - looks like a pattern that would be used on ties.  This is one of the first things I quilted on my new Gammill machine.  50" square - Feb 2010

Gertie Gammill

I finally got a long-arm machine.  What a fabulous new "toy".  I named her Gertie!!  Lots of learning to do here. 

Musical t-shirt quilt

Tom's brother passed away.  These are t-shirts from all the radio stations where he was a DJ.  It was a birthday gift for his Mom.  What a wonderful thing for her to have as a memory of her son.  2009

Christmas quilted projects

Christmas wall hanging, mantle cover, and table runner.  Made for several different Christmases

Lauren O t-shirt quilt

Lauren's high school and college memories.  Lots of black and white fabrics.  Dec 2009

Molly G's T-shirts

Made for Molly - sashings are flannel - she wanted a bright green, with blue fleece on the back.  Nov 2009

Memory quilts

I made these two quilts for a friend who's Mom and sister had both passed away.  I used their clothes, and the disappearing 9-patch pattern.  One for her and one for her brother.  Oct/Nov 2009

Liz C T-shirts

Liz wanted a quilt from some of her favorite vacation t-shirts

MIssing Pieces

This one was fun.  Used up lots of scraps.  I had made a small one for fun and had it displayed at a craft show.  This lady ordered a double bed size of the same version.  the black spots are the "missing Pieces"  July-Aug 2009

John S.

July 2009-  twin bed t-shirt quilt.  I was able to balance the shirt colors - white in the corners, and orange across the middle.

Sandy H T-shirts

Made for her 27 year-old son.  Took her a while to find me!!  June 2009

Andrea F T-shirts

Made for Andrea's HS graduation party -          May 2009

Topsy Turvy Lane

Made for a co-worker.  It was a gift for a bride who wanted lots of green!!  It's a Bonnie Hunter pattern - Happy Scrappy Houses.  I embroidered the newlyweds last name on the roof of one of the houses in the middle of the quilt.  May 2009