Tiger Quilt Christmas Gift

By |February 2nd, 2012|Appliqued Quilts, Art Quilts, Pictorial Quilts, Unusual Quilts|

Quilt Featuring Bengal Tiger

This 66″ x 61″ throw was made for a very thoughtful husband who gave it to his wife as a Christmas present. She loves tigers and even has a tiger tattoo. […]

Baby Quilt made from Great-grandparent’s bedclothes

By |January 15th, 2012|Appliqued Quilts, Memorial or Bereavement Quilts, Traditional Quilts|

I’ve been neglecting my blog for far too long because since October I’ve been focusing on making Christmas quilts […]

Bora Bora Bereavement Quilt

By |October 31st, 2011|Appliqued Quilts, Art Quilts, Memorial or Bereavement Quilts, Pictorial Quilts, Tie Quilts|

Bora Bora Bereavement Quilt

Soon after Marge lost her beloved husband of just three years (they had known each other for thirty years and […]

Chambered Nautilus Quilt

By |August 23rd, 2011|Appliqued Quilts, Art Quilts, Memorial or Bereavement Quilts, Miscellaneous Quilting, Pictorial Quilts, Unusual Quilts|

Chambered Nautilus Quilt

The quilt above is the fifth quilt I made for one family who lost their beloved husband/father two years ago. I was commissioned to make full-sized quilts for the young children out of their father’s shirts and trousers (see previous posts […]

Art Quilt for Tiff

By |July 23rd, 2011|Appliqued Quilts, Art Quilts, How To Quilt, Miscellaneous Quilting, Pictorial Quilts, Quilting Questions, Unusual Quilts|

Art Quilt from Original Drawing

Above is a small quilt (can be either a wall hanging or a throw) that I made for a client.  The two pictures are blown up copies of two original drawings by Tiff Demezas, my client’s 12-year old daughter. […]

Dancing Lady Quilt

By |May 9th, 2011|Appliqued Quilts, Art Quilts, How To Quilt, Memorial or Bereavement Quilts, Pictorial Quilts, T-Shirt Quilts|

Recently I designed and constructed The Forest Quilt to honor a beautiful lady – Gloria (see previous blogs). That quilt was made for her grown son.  Next I designed and constructed a second quilt for the daughter, who told me her mother loved to dance. I wanted a dance theme but also one that would honor the spirit of the lady.

For this quilt, I used a semi-traditional background made up of blocks which were 9 inches wide and 3 inches […]

Best Quilt I Ever Made? Forest Quilt and Others

By |April 29th, 2011|Appliqued Quilts, Memorial or Bereavement Quilts, Paper Pieced Quilts, Pictorial Quilts, Quilting Questions, Unusual Quilts|

In my last two posts, I written about how I made this quilt. The man who commissioned them asked me, rather rhetorically, “I’ll bet this is the best quilt you’ve ever made.” I’m not sure what answer I mumbled, but I did know that I had reached another pinnacle, even though my hold on it might be somewhat precarious. […]

Making a Forest Quilt – Part Two

By |April 26th, 2011|Appliqued Quilts, Memorial or Bereavement Quilts, Paper Pieced Quilts, Pictorial Quilts, T-Shirt Quilts|

In yesterday’s blog I explained how I started my Forest Quilt.

I also showed this picture of the schematic I drew for the design – it looks like a “Paint by Numbers” sketch. You can see that a chunk of it is missing. I cut out section by section to use the wax paper as templates. Ruth McDowell says start at the top, but […]

Making a Forest Quilt – Part One

By |April 25th, 2011|Appliqued Quilts, Memorial or Bereavement Quilts, Paper Pieced Quilts, Pictorial Quilts, T-Shirt Quilts|

Today I delivered two quilts to a family who had trusted me with lots of beautiful clothes belonging to a wonderful lady who died just last October. Both quilts were made entirely from these clothes (with the exception of the borders and the backing.) I am very happy to say that they were very pleased with them. I’ve been wanting to talk about these quilts on my blog, but felt it best to wait until the quilts were in the hands of the owners.

Lined up on my longarm machine you can see the clothes that I had to work with. I had discussed what the themes should be […]

What I Did With Her Clothes

By |March 24th, 2011|Appliqued Quilts, Memorial or Bereavement Quilts, Pictorial Quilts|

Bereavement Quilt pictorial

About five months after I started Rhino Quilting I was asked if I wanted to make a quilt for a lady whose daughter was murdered. The mother wanted a quilt made out of the daughter’s clothes. The daughter (I will call her Karin) was in her thirties, had moved to Alaska with her job, and was thriving in her career. […]