Quilts

 I made this quilt for my grand-niece, Emmy. I had wanted to make a quilt using yellows for some time, and a new baby in the family seemed like the perfect excuse. The "pattern" is from Yvonne Porcella's wonderful book, Magical Four-Patch and Nine-Patch Quilts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another family quilt. This one, made for my other grand-niece, Kayla, is my own design. Kayla liked pink and purple at the time. I also used fabrics that depicted things Kayla liked and/or had a connection to: states she'd lived in, cheerleading, etc. This quilt is being modeled by Mel (underneath) and Ouija (on top).

 

 

 

 A close-up of a cat block on Kayla's quilt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A very easy I Spy quilt made for my nephew, Mick. Angel is posing on the light side; the fabrics in the rows get darker from left to right. The border fabrics are batiks, and those start dark on the left side and get lighter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is my Flamingoes in Oregon quilt. The pattern, with an essay about my design technique for this quilt, is published on the web site of the literary journal, New Madrid, as part of their Intelligent Design theme issue. You can click here to go to that essay/pattern. This photo was taken at the Canby Quilt Show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horus checks out a quilt I made. Some of these blocks were charity blocks made for Scrappy Quilts. I added to them and made this colorful quilt. I donated it to The Dougy House, which each year has a camp for children who have lost a close family member.

 

 

 

 

 

This was the first quilt I made that I also designed myself. I call it "He Shall Thunder in the Sky" after a book by Elizabeth Peters; her Amelia Peabody mystery series is a favorite. And that's me in front, "Walking Like an Egyptian," at a quilt show in Milwaukie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This quilt is called "Willamette Wine." This design involved lots of slashing, sewing, and more slashing. In this photo, the quilt is on display at the Canby Quilt Show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is called Dinosaur Eggs, and it's my own design. Except for the dinosaur fabric, which was fussy-cut, all the fabrics are batiks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A close-up shot, with dinosaurs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A small, autumnal wall-hanging, meant to evoke blowing leaves. I used a variety of techniques here, including confetti, thread painting, and 3-D leaves in the corners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the first quilt I ever made, and it's not really a quilt, as I tied it rather than quilted it. This photo is from the mid-1990s, and I am on the back porch of our rented house in Colorado. I made the quilt for my niece, Christy, and she still has it and uses it (I am not sure how it has survived, as it was not well-made).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is another early quilt, which I made for my mom. Almost all of the fabrics have birds on them, and every other square is a crazy patch (done free-hand). The outer-most border and the backing are a cat fabric; specifically, cats wearing kimonos and holding parasols.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More quilt photos to come!

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