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Monday, December 30, 2019

Quilt of Valor

This Quilt of Valor was pieced by a member of my group, and I quilted it.  I used red/white/blue variegated thread, and quilted a flag and star pantograph.  It's 69 x 73.


flag pattern

stars and loops between flags

dark red for the backing and binding.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Charity Squares

I had lots of leftover solids, and bunches of 2.5" squares.  So I made this for my guild's charity group. It's 8 in" squares of the solids, and a 16-patch for the alternate blocks and finished at 48 x 56.  I used a variegated thread and quilted sunflowers all over it.

I pulled this blue calico from way deep in my stash for the backing:

Saturday, December 28, 2019

You are my Sunshine

Carol always says to her great niece - "you are my sunshine"  She saw this panel and asked me to make a quilt to give her niece for Christmas.  This is what I came up with.  It's 63x84.

The panel

full quilt

I added a black border around the panel so it would stand out.  Then surrounded it with 9 patches made of several different fabrics that were part of the panel collection 

borders from the same fabrics:

I used leftovers to piece a backing:

I quilted sunflowers all over it.  You can also see the sunflowers in the fabric pics above.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Jane's Anchor

Jane had made this quilt pattern for herself, but her daughter liked it so much she had to make another.  It's 91 x 96

I quilted a pantograph called Ebb and Flow that looks like waves

The backing pulls together the colors from the front

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Sharon's 3-yard quilt

This is called a 3-yard quilt because it uses 1 yard of 3 different fabrics.  It's 46 x 57.

I quilted a pantograph with leaves and flowers in pink thread, and it really complimented the fabric

The backing is the focal fabric used on the front:

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Anne's fall panel

Anne likes to make art quilts - takes something very simple, and embellishes it to make it fabulous.  This one is a panel that she cut apart, sewed back together with a solid fabric between, then was super creative in adding embellishments.  It's 30 x 56.

I quilted a wiggly line in the red strips, an added some leaves in the larger areas:

More leaves in the green border:

and a swirl in the one strip of a green batik down the right side:

I quilted 3-4 lines in each of the letters:

and added bark to the tree trunk:

I added a leaf in one of the open areas:

and apples in the red fabric she put with the basket that she added:

I outline several leaves with a red/gold/green variegated thread:

She added toile to some of the leaves and pumpkins to make them sparkle
and give them texture:

She is so creative in the things she added:


a scarecrow complete with fuzzy hair and at the hands

and a yellow leave that already had veins in it

The pumpkin fabric had some glitter on it, so I used gold metallic thread to accent some of the pumpkins

The backing is a solid green with a strip of the glitter fabric through it.  You can see a lot of the quilting that I did on the back since it's a solid.

Friday, November 1, 2019


This is the 4th embroidery quilt I've done for Kathy - all baby quilt.  This one is 50 x 60 and is all different animals.  I don't have a picture of the full quilt.

I quilted straight lines around each design:

I repeated the straight lines in the blue sashings:

Next was a green border where I quilted loops:

Then a pink border with e's and l's:

The  outer yellow border has a simple meander:

The backing is the same print as the yellow border, but a different colorway: