This quilt was made for the widow of a Philadelphia policeman, showing off not only his beautiful t-shirts but many of the logos on his various shirts. It was quilted with a Baptist Fan design, which is one of my favorites for overall consistency, providing […]
I’ve recently finished two quilts for a young boy and girl that had an unusual origin. When their friend Dana died, twelve of her friends got together and commissioned me to make quilts from her clothes for her children, then five and seven. Below is the quilt I made for Collin, the seven-year-old boy.
This quilt was Collin’s choice out of five designs and it features a blue shirt of his, which he got on a special trip to […]
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 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 […]