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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]