Bee’s Quilt

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Bee’s Quilt

If you look closely, you will notice that I alternated two different patterns. One with honey pots and one with buzzing bees. If you look even closer, you will notice all the novelty fabrics in this stunning layout. Simply BEE-utiful!

Antique Shams

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Antique Shams

A few years ago I was asked to take antique blocks from a cedar chest and make a bed runner. My customer came back and asked me to make matching pillow shams to complete the set. While the feathers in the diamond shape between the patchwork is computerized, the feathers in the border are uniquely my own free hand feathers. The feathers in the half diamond are also free hand. I just love how it turned out.

Texas Tech Quilt

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Texas Tech Quilt

This great quilt is off to college! Texas tech themed fabrics in a block design go perfect with the red and black backing. I was able to find a Texas Tech quilting design and it was the perfect addition to the quilt.

Halloween and Christmas

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Halloween and Christmas

Pull this quilt out in September and you don’t have to pack it away until January. One side is Halloween themed fabrics in orange and black and the other is Christmas fabrics in reds and greens. I used a metallic red, green and silver thread on the Christmas side and a gray thread on the Halloween side to quilt spider webs that remarkably look great no matter which side you are looking at.

Island Rails

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Island Rails

This rail quilt top made from bright batiks is the perfect compliment to the backing that just happened to be in this piecer’s stash. It would have been wonderful if I would have realized that it was upside down when I took the picture, but you get the idea.

Modern Urban

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Modern Urban

Here is the second of the Urban Grid quilts. My backing is one of the busy fabrics from the quilt top. The design is for texture and stands out well on the creamy background fabric. From the leftovers, I made a pillow case to go with the quilt. My favorite part of the quilt is the layout which worked great for this sampler.

Urban BOM

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Urban BOM

My girlfriend and I did a block of the month together so our quilt tops look very similar. However, with different backings and different quilting designs, they are totally distinctive. She has a gold backing that shows off the spikey quilting design. Looks amazing. Stay tuned for tomorrows blog post to see the other quilt.

In the Barn Yard

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In the Barn Yard

Sprinkled across the curved blocks is machine embroidered lettering characterizing the sounds that barnyard animals make, such as MOO or QUACK-QUACK. What a unique embellishment. The backing is blue minke and it was perfect to show off my barnyard quilting design.

Affairs of the Heart with Feathers

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Affairs of the Heart with Feathers

Pictures did not do this quilt justice. I used a peachy gold thread for the curls in the sashing and for the feathers in the pink border. I used a black thread to outline the scrollwork in the border and the hand appliqued blocks. I finished with a background fill in the black fabric that let everything else pop up. Just gorgeous!