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Daniel's Chemo Quilt
This quilt is for a student who is receiving chemo treatments. His classmates and friends signed the quilt in the white triangles so that it would be good reminder of the people who care for him and are praying for his recovery. Read the quilt story here or see the tutorial for half square triangles.
Maggie's Memory Quilt
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Lindsey's Memory Quilt click here to read the quilt story and see more pictures
Meggan's quilt commissioned by her husband, our youngest son, Rory, for her Christmas gift. Unfortunately, she didn't get it until February. I'm so sorry, Megg.
Tulips are her favorite flower. These are appliqued in random fashion. The neutrals are meant to work with the neutrals in their bedroom even though this is sofa quilt.
A simple little nine patch with babuska babies appliqued on just for fun. I'd read about these and made a couple for the grandkids to play with, then while making the quilt, I just could't resist. The hair and faces are embroidered.
A little butterfly quilt that I made for the Etsy shop but haven't put it up yet. It was a just-for-fun project.
I wanted to make a bargello quilt but got tired of it really fast, so I did the next best thing--made a baby quilt. This one is called "Nimble and Quick" because it had me thinking of the "Jack be Nimble" nursery rhyme. The rhyme is quilted into the border of the quilt.
|Quilted for a lady in Shreveport|
|Christmas guild quilt I quilted for the |
Guild of Cottonport, LA
This quilt is the one I made for Adam and Jenny, our middle son and his wife. She wanted something simple in beige and browns and when I suggested a monogrammed quilt, she jumped on it. I would now make the letter thicker but other than that, it's perfect.
I surprised them with the embroidered cross and the "Our Father" prayer written around the border. The entire poem is quilted in thread followed by the words for the Catholic Sign of the Cross. They are both very involved in the church and faith, so it is quite appropriate. Of course, she was thrilled! Look at those two different shades of brown how they work so well together. The monogram is in the darker brown. Those were some of the first feathers I quilted and are pretty sad looking now, but I was very proud to quilt this entire extra-queen on my Bernina.
Pretty Pink Bows
uses the bow tie design. In the center of each connection, I added pink ribbons. The sleeper can tie up pretty little bows while waiting for sleep to come. Finished in 2008, it's a queen size quilt at 90 x 100.
I made this queen size quilt (90 x 102) and hauled it around with me to every Beta convention for years. It's hand-quilted, colorful and fun!
This quilt is called "Les boites des fleurs" which is French for the flower boxes. It's one of my favorites because it's so colorful. The flowers are huge and remind me of hibiscus flowers. This art quilt measures 56 inches square .
This sweet little quilt is now Marley's baby quilt. I had so much fun with the piecing and the rosebud binding.
In fact, I had so much fun with the pink one, I made a green one something like it.
This is an older quilt I made years ago after I made a small quilt for my sister. I loved the Dresden Plate design so much that I wanted one for myself. It's name is "Dee's Dresden." I'm Dee....it's my family's nickname from when I was a small baby and my older sister couldn't say "baby." She called me DeeDee and the name stuck, as nicknames are wont to do. Check out that close up of "Dee's Dresden," isn't it just too cool? Love the way the design forms a flower!
This log cabin quilt was commissioned by a gentleman from Natchitoches, La. I made the largest quilt I possibly could at the time.....I just had my Bernina home machine, but it wasn't big enough for his king bed. In the end I gave it to my son and daughter-in-law because she loves the colors and design. She has decorated their room to coordinate beautifully with the reds and golds in the quilt.
This pink and blue smaller queen quilt (86 x 96) also uses the Dresden Plate design of fussing cutting so that each plate forms a flower pattern. This one is "Grandmother's Fan" because I used only 1/4 of a plate, placed in the corner of a block to make a pretty little fan. It's one of my favorites because it reminds me of my grandmother. Such soft, soothing colors are very restful.
A darling baby quilt I quilted for Mrs. Pat, one of my new friends from the Cotton Quilter's Guild.
"Paisley in Pictures" an original design that took me a couple of years to complete. I was not able to finish quilting it on my Bernina and put it away until I got the Innova long arm machine. Of course, I had to practice before attempting to quilt this!
Lily pad quilt using thread painting for my niece
made for my sister Lee for a friend
Around a Girl's World
Out of the Crayon Box: Color inside the lines
This quilt won a first place ribbon at our local quilt guild show in 2010. I made it while caring for my invalid mother when she had both Alzheimer's and cancer. I needed the bright, happy colors in my life at a time when every day seemed gray and dismal. Mom has since passed away, and dad followed only a year later. I think of the quilt as a memory of their love and the blessings I received while caring for them.