Simple Quilts can be Gorgeous

By |September 23rd, 2013|Tessellation Quilts, Traditional Quilts|

Simple tesselation quilt in greens Simple tessellation quilt in shades of green

Recently I had a customer who wanted a full-size quilt for her guestroom in green and white colors but when she told her husband what it would cost for me to make a log cabin quilt (see mockup below) he almost fainted. […]

Bereavement Quilt for Mom – Beloved Son loved to Surf

By |May 31st, 2013|Appliqued Quilts, Art Quilts, Memorial or Bereavement Quilts, Pictorial Quilts, T-Shirt Quilts, Tessellation Quilts, Traditional Quilts, Unusual Quilts|

Bereavement Quilt made from son's clothes Bereavement Quilt for Mom

During the past year I have made quilts for four members of a family who lost their oldest son about seven years ago. He was a grown man who loved life, loved the water, was a surfer, and was beloved by his parents, two brothers and a sister. Only recently have I made the final quilt, one for his mother, which is shown above. […]

Bereavement Quilts for the Whole Family (continued) – Then the Grandkids

By |May 26th, 2013|Memorial or Bereavement Quilts, Tessellation Quilts, Traditional Quilts|

Young Peter's quilt Young Peter’s quilt

After finishing quilts for my client’s son and daughter (see previous blog), I made a small quilt […]

Nina gets her Quilt

By |September 28th, 2012|Collection Quilts-blog, Memory Quilt, Tessellation Quilts|

Nina on quilt made from scraps of baby clothes

After making Rosie and Nina large quilts out of their baby clothes, I made each girl a smaller quilt from the scraps and backed it with a minky of their choice.  Nina loves animals and wanted a zebra skin black and white backing: […]

A Traditional Pinwheel Bereavement Quilt

By |August 24th, 2011|Memorial or Bereavement Quilts, Tessellation Quilts, Traditional Quilts|

Tessilation quilt for Lori

When I finish working on bereavement quilts for a family, I’m usually left with lots of extra material. It’s hard not to stop at that point, my urge is to use as much of the available material as I can. These shirts and trousers are precious and it is difficult […]

What’s a Tessellation Quilt?

By |March 20th, 2011|Tessellation Quilts|

Bedsized Tesselation Quilt

I’ve always been fascinated by tessellation quilts. According to Christine Porter, who literally wrote the book on the subject (“Tessellation Quilts”), “a tessellated pattern is one that interlocks, creating identical positive and negative spaces that can go on indefinitely. It is of particular interest to the quilter because […]

Using a Penny to Design a Quilt

By |March 19th, 2011|Tessellation Quilts|

Once I started Rhino Quilting I needed customers.  The most tried and true marketing method is to start with friends, and if you’re lucky some friends just pitch right in and ask for a quilt. My good friends Howard and Dee said they needed a quilt to match the sofa in their family room.  This is how I got from their request to the finished quilt below.

Quilted Throw on Sofa with Howard

The colors and design were left up to me. The only stipulation was that it should match the sofa. As you can see, the sofa is the color of a new penny. So I found a new penny in my purse, made sure of the match, and traipsed off to Fabric Depot. Once there, I wandered between the aisles, penny in hand, looking for the perfect match. All I had to do […]