Star Struck in Black and White

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Star Struck in Black and White

Fuzzy flannels and a cozy minke backing combine for this cuddly baby quilt. I added extra quilted words in a few of the stars such as Hope, Family, Love, and Blessing. I think the gift tag should read, “A Star is Born”

Sphynx Mystery Quilt

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Sphynx Mystery Quilt

This is a block of the month that I did with a friend. Each month you receive a block pattern and a chapter from a mystery novel. I searched for a hieroglyphic quilt pattern to no avail and early into the mystery, requested a pattern from one of my favorite pantograph designers. The inset corner blocks are intricately paper pieced and carry on the Egyptian theme. I am thrilled with how this novelty quilt turned out.

Pieces of My Heart

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Pieces of My Heart

Colorful pinks and reds set the theme for this applique heart quilt. More hearts are quilted and give amazing definition to the pink minke backing. The little granddaughter is going to love this gift.

Baby Hexagon Quilt

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Baby Hexagon Quilt

Small hexagons are meticulously pieced on this charming baby quilt. A soft salmon and yellow variegated thread adds a budding flower quilting design. I chose a yellow bobbin thread to give texture to the solid yellow on the pieced backing. Beautiful quilt no matter which side is up.

In the Orient

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In the Orient

Each of the gold borders has a swirl and flower design inspired by the border to border quilting design in the center, while the piano key border has a yin and yang design. The center quilting design features pagodas and fans. The quilting had to be understated on the front due to the explosion of color and prints of the Oriental fabrics, however the gold thread on the red backing makes the quilting center stage.

Pretty Gold Posies

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Pretty Gold Posies

One of my favorite things in quilting is when the backing can show off the quilting design. This quilt has a bold blocky design with lots of printed fabrics on the front. The curves of the posy edge to edge soften the lines but is subtle until you turn the quilt to the back and then it transforms the solid backing to a piece of quilted art.

Sharon’s Mystery Quilt

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Sharon’s Mystery Quilt

This quilt top was inherited as partially completed blocks and a pile of coordinating fabrics with no pattern. The mystery was trying to figure out what it was supposed to look like. This may or may not be the intended layout but it looks amazing. Quilting motif matches the leaves on the backing fabric.

Houston 1

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Houston 1

Beautiful Kaffe fabrics purchased at the Houston Quilt show make up this double Ohio Star. The denim blue background fabric makes a beautiful palette for the stars and swirls quilting pattern. Bonus is how incredible the quilting looks on the striped backing.

Lucky Rabbit

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Lucky Rabbit

I started this quilt by masking out the center panel and quilting an edge to edge that reflected the waves in the panel. I then custom quilted the center panel with outlining, pebbles and calm water back fill. The result is fantastic.

Sun Scallop Baby Quilt

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Sun Scallop Baby Quilt

This baby quilt was made from the left over fabrics from a wedding quilt for the newly expecting mom and dad. How cool is that! The wedding quilt was a New York Beauty block pattern so I knew I had to use this sun scallop quilting design to reflect the design from the parents quilt.

Lightning Storm

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Lightning Storm

Fun T shirt quilt for a young graduate. I knew I had the perfect lightning bolt quilting design to match the lightning bolts on the quilt. I used a light gray in the bobbin so the lightning would stand out on the dark black backing. It’s electrifying!

Wild Rose Kansas Troubles

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Wild Rose Kansas Troubles

Great sampler quilt made with Kansas Troubles fabrics. I added texture with a wild rose quilting pattern. The khaki thread is just light enough to stand out on the red backing. No troubles here!

Painted Horses

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Painted Horses

What started out as a wall hanging turned into a king size quilt. The layout and fabric choices are fabulous! When I saw the painted desert backing I knew my horse quilting design would be running free.

Kaffe Lone Star on Purple

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Kaffe Lone Star on Purple

Cables and feathers adorn the purple background fabric while straight lines accentuate the diamond pieces in the lone star. My only regret is that the quilting didn’t show even more!

Focus

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Focus

Whimsical floral all over design melts away in the busy fabrics but then comes to life in the solid blue and green fabrics in the center of the quilt. It also is an incredible contrast to the lines and blocks of the backing fabric. Win-Win!

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!