Cathedral Diamonds

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Cathedral Diamonds

Cathedral Diamonds (close up 1)

Cathedral Diamonds (close up 1)

Cathedral Diamonds (close up 2)

Cathedral Diamonds (close up 2)

Cathedral Diamonds (front)

Cathedral Diamonds (front)

Cathedral Diamonds (sketch)

Cathedral Diamonds (sketch)

The last photo is the sketch on which I based the quilting.  I made a few changes which enhanced the applique work in the border and added a feather design in the leaves.  I  love how the diamond motif is carried out into the border.

Bears on a Bear Claw

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Bears on a Bear Claw

Bears on a Bear Claw (close up)

Bears on a Bear Claw (close up)

Bears on a Bear Claw (front)

Bears on a Bear Claw (front)

This bear claw quilt block inspired the choice of a southwest bear quilting pattern.   The bears alternate direction and are very subtle.  I can imagine the surprise when they are discovered ambling across the quilt.

By the Shore

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By the Shore

By the Shore (front close up 1)

By the Shore (front close up 1)

By the Shore (front close up 1)

By the Shore (front close up 1)

By the Shore (back)

By the Shore (back)

By the Shore (back close up)

By the Shore (back close up)

By the Shore (front)

By the Shore (front)

This is another ocean quilt from the same client as the Ocean Spring quilt.  One side has the lighter blues and whites while the other side has the deeper blues.  The seashells and starfish pattern was quilted using a cotton variegated thread and looks fantastic.

Ocean Spring

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Ocean Spring

Ocean Spring (close up)

Ocean Spring (close up)

Ocean Spring (back)

Ocean Spring (back)

Ocean Spring (front)

Ocean Spring (front)

This client loves ocean blues and must have coordinating quilts in every room of the house!  This quilt has white sashing and white backing.  The thread is a variegated ocean blue and it just pops on the backing.   The front was quilted using white thread for a more subtle effect.

Suki’s Quilt

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Suki’s Quilt

Suki's Quilt (close up 2)

Suki’s Quilt (close up 2)

Suki's Quilt (close up 1)

Suki’s Quilt (close up 1)

Suki's Quilt (back)

Suki’s Quilt (back)

Suki's Quilt (front)

Suki’s Quilt (front)

This was  a collaborative effort between myself as the quilter and a dear friend as the piecer.  This baby quilt is a gift for a young woman that is special to both of us.   The applique motifs were fussy cut from a coordinating fabric to the patchwork square.  The quilting design is a delightful star and moon pattern to encourage sweet dreams.