Stacked Black and Green

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Stacked Black and Green

This all over quilt design looks like it was made for this quilt. Look how it matches the print of the fabric in the close up photograph. Frequently my customers just leave the choice of quilting up to me. My client was delighted when she received her quilt.

Double Feather Ring

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Double Feather Ring

Spirals and feathers take center stage on the light background. Because the color of the thread matches the fabric in the wedding rings it disappears. The quilting took this quilt from subtle and understated to phenomenal!

Hand Embroidered Flowers

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Hand Embroidered Flowers

I was asked to finished this partially quilted project. Taking my que from the quilting in the yellow sashing, I quilted hearts in the corners of all the blocks. I then quilted the double flower around the center embroidery. This client was thrilled to finally have a finished quilt to gift to her daughter.

Lavender Unicorns

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Lavender Unicorns

This quilt was perfect for a granddaughter who loves purples and unicorns. I used a shimmery dark lavender thread that just came to life on the white background fabric. My client was so excited when she picked up the quilt, she said she was going to go home, put the binding on and give it to her granddaughter that very day. Days like this are why I just love my job.

Around the World Reflections

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Around the World Reflections

When I saw this top, the first thing I thought of was a reflection in a body of water. Although the piecing is not reflected the quilting is. Turn it over and the picture is complete on the green backing. My client was thrilled!

Pink Handiwork

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Pink Handiwork

This fun block of the month was a cheerful recovery quilt for me. After making all the blocks, I had a major surgery and was put on lifting restrictions. I was able to piece and make the quilt top during my medical leave and put this on the quilt frame on my return to normal activities. Seven days on the frame with pale lavender thread and this quilt is magnificent. Surgery was 100% success and so is the pink handiwork quilt!

Falling Leaves T Shirt Quilt

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Falling Leaves T Shirt Quilt

When I make a T Shirt Quilt, I always ask about favorite colors. This time the answer was green and orange. The emerald green backing was perfect for a bright variegated orange thread and the falling leaves edge to edge pattern looks great on both the front and the back of the quilt. These are but small details compared to the fun and variety of memories captured in this quilt.

Frosty Christmas Trees

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Frosty Christmas Trees

These three quilts were a year in the making! I started out with a pile of Christmas fabrics and a bolt of shimmery frosty white background fabric. Slowly but surely, I made block after block in red, gold and green color waves. I knew I had enough fabric to make a surprise Christmas quilt for each of my daughters. I quilted them with the same blowing snow edge to edge pattern, however, each has a different color binding. I made custom quilt labels and wrapped all three in one box for Christmas morning. The girls couldn’t understand how they could have one present under the tree when they each live in separate household. They were surprised and delighted when they opened the package.

Ajoure Hexagons

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Ajoure Hexagons

What a contrast to the previous quilt on the blog with the black background. This one has a brilliant white and I love the carnival colored variegated thread and feathers that bedazzle the plain fabric.

Chinook on Black

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Chinook on Black

Almost but not quite as much fun as quilting the quilt, is naming the quilt. I am challenged with coming up with a unique name for each and every quilt file. This one took its name from the name of the all over pattern, Chinook. Both the piecework and the backing were so very bright that I had to bring some brightness to the black background with brilliantly colored variegated thread. Spectacular!

Butterfly Charm

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Butterfly Charm

What do you quilt when the theme is butterflies? Why, more butterflies of course. The salmon and yellow thread looks amazing on the plain white backing and its also a great accent to the pieced top.

Lucy’s Love Notes

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Lucy’s Love Notes

This adorable quilt is going to have little envelopes hand stitched to the front and then will be filled with all sorts of love notes. What a beautiful labor of love for a cherished granddaughter.

Western Sunset Sampler

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Western Sunset Sampler

The turquoise and gold variegated thread was just what this quilt needed. Look at how it shines against the solid colored fabrics. When the client saw the finished quilt she remarked, “you brought my quilt to life”.

Thimble Blossom

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Thimble Blossom

Incredible applique and piece work set the stage for my free motion skills to shine! The feathered border, four different background fills, straight lines and outline stitching are just spectacular and make this a centerpiece to hang.