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 […]

Rhapsody in Hues

By |April 4th, 2011|Paper Pieced Quilts, Unusual Quilts|

The quilt above was made for my son Ron, a piano player and composer, therefore the title, “Rhapsody in Hues”. It was made out of a wonderful silk/cotton fabric that I happened onto at Fabric Depot. My color choices were made by buying almost […]

Unique Mariner’s Compass Quilt

By |March 17th, 2011|Paper Pieced Quilts|

 

Since I just started this blog a few days ago, I feel I have to go back to the beginning to explain what my experiences have been with quilting and to show how I got to where I am today, the owner of a growing […]