Sunday, June 15, 2014

Grandson Garrett Gudgel graduated from Cal-Poly this weekend.  I made him this quilt which is a traditional log cabin design.  I hope he likes it.



Thursday, May 08, 2014

 Appliqued Hawaiian blocks of hand dyed Bali Prints.  Each is 20" square and hand appliqued.    Front and back views.


Friday, April 25, 2014

Bold and Classy

I copied a quilt I found online but could not find a pattern for it.    I call it Bold and Classy.  It is machine pieced and hand appliqued.  I haven't quilted it yet.  I plan to begin that very soon.

.  I love love love this quilt. It was a lot of fun to make and I'm keeping it for myself.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Spring/Autumn quilt for daughter Michelle

This quilt replaces a flannel quilt I made for her years ago that was burned up in a house fire.  One side of this quilt is flannel log cabin blocks which are soft and cuddly in her favorite autumn colors.  The back side of the quilt is all cotton appliqued spring flowers.  This is, essentially, two quilts in one.  I hope she likes it.  April 2014.



Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Mini quilts

Denise, my dearest friend and quilting buddy steered me off onto mini quilts for a break from the usual big stuff we make.  It was fun.  The goal is to make a tiny version of the big patterns and it's quite interesting and no as easy as you might think.  I have made two so far.  Both pinwheel patterns with simple framing and binding.  I like them but my husband said, " Bah.  They're too much work for what you wind up with."  They measure 10 l/2" X 12 l/2 "





The Birthday Dress for Alanna


I made my great granddaughter Alanna a dress with pinafore and peticoats for her 3rd birthday.  She will be lovely in this dress as she is a very cute little girl.  I enjoyed making it but oh my....what a job.  It is a vintage Daisy Kingdom pattern which goes into so much detail in the construction of their garments so I wouldn't want to do this very often.   She's worth it though.

Update:  I have a photo of Alanna in her dress along with a doll dress to match I made for her baby.


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Christmas panel


I saw this lovely preprinted gold on red christmas panel made by Stonehenge and knew  I had to have one for my home.  I bordered it with gold trim and embellished the tree with hundreds of rhinestones that sparkle when the light dances off them.  It is beautiful and they also come with a green background if you prefer.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Log Cabin baby quilt for customer

Another quilt for a customer made from her Dad's old shirts.  I made this a reversible quilt also.  Log Cabins on one side and a neutral colored patchwork quilt on the back of it.   She wanted a ' Margaritaville' patch from his old sweatshirt included on the front of the quilt so I awkwardly placed it in a corner although I was not crazy about the idea.  It's HER quilt!