Sunday, July 27, 2014

bed and lap quilts

Beyond Horizons quilt: 50x70; 2 blue ombre panels on either side of white center strip cross cut into 12 horizontal strips with navy, amber, wine, hunter circles appliqued on each strip; white top/bottom border; facing vs binding; blue mini-floral backing; cotton batting; machined pieced and machine quilted-airplane shape needle-punched onto tracing paper.

Radiant fabric collection by RaNae Merrill

pattern Beyond Horizons by Blank Quilting

available for purchase

Orbital View quilt: 54x66; 31 trapunto circle blocks in 6 gradient fabrics; machine-pieced; multi-floral batik backing; 80/20 cotton batting; machine quilted

pattern HD Designs

available for purchase

Handprints quilt: 50x50; 5x5 grid of 13 painted handprints and 12 whimsical animals print; purple inner border; whimsical animals print outer border; machine-pieced; batik multi-colored paisley backing; poly batting; machine quilted


This Bud's for You quilt: 52x66; red/yellow daisy from Jackie Robinson; all-over petite daisy yellow backing; cotton batting; machined pieced and machine quilted

pattern Quilt A/M 2006


Cottage Charm quilt: size 76x76; hand appliqued fused flower blocks in blues, oranges, purples, pinks, and greens on white, and  pieced blocks with yellow sashing and border; machine- pieced, green floral backing;  poly-silk batting, machine quilted

pattern APQ Aug 2007

available for purchase

Asian Bamboo Strippy quilt: 60x72; 3 column asian bamboo and 2 column blocks on point in red/bamboo square-in-a-square and orange/bamboo 4-patch with green bkgrd; green inner border; orange with red strip outer border; machine- pieced; green leaf backing; cotton batting; machine quilted

pattern adapted from Fabric Trends (Mint Julep) Spring 2008


Cactus Brights quilt: size 52x52; Benartex Metro on point bordered by purple/turquoise pinwheels and Metro corner blocks with purple sashing; machine-pieced, lavender backing; med-loft poly batting, machine quilted

adapted from 'Tiny Treasures'  FPLQ J/A 2008

availalbe for purchase

floral quilt: square-in-a-square blocks in blue, yellow and fussy-cut floral; sashing in greens, blue, yellow, pink and floral; praire-point border; machine-pieced, green mottled backing; cotton batting, machine-quilted


Pancakes with Maple Syrup quilt: 86x51; green, rust, brown, red, orange pieced maple leaves floating between brown and gold strips with maple leaf print border; machined pieced; densely machine quilted with maple leaves and circles; assembled after quilted; rust background; low-loft cotton batting

Simply Quilts 06/28/05 for pieced maple leaf

available for purchase

floral quilt: half-square triangles in blues and pinks; sashing in pink with floral cornerstones; border in blue floral; machine-pieced, blue floral backing; cotton batting, machine-quilted


Moroccan Tiles quilt: 58x78; square-in-a-square blocks in brown and black with appliqued circle motif; green and brown border separated by blue strip; machine-pieced, poly/silk batting, blue grid on white with red stars backing; machine quilted

pattern FPLQ M/A 2007


Autumn Stars quilt: 53x82; autumn browns, greens, and yellows paper-pieced stars with decorative stitched geo designs in center of stars; brown acorn backing; machine pieced; med-loft poly batting; tied with floss

pattern Quiltmaker M/A 2004


Autumn Trellis quilt: 47x47; 5 autumn blocks from panel and 4 autumn foliage blocks on cream bkgr with green trellis surround; leafy border; woven gold backing; machine pieced; machine quilted; cotton batting

pattern adapted from 'Tile Style' APQ Aug 2009

available for purchase

Cambridge Stars quilt: 60x60; (4) old-fellow chain star blocks in Christmas lights and darks set on point; white gold-fleck bkgrd; green inner border; red outer border; machine- pieced; green xmas backing; high-loft poly batting; machine quilted with poinsettias and holly leaves

pattern FPLQ M/J 2010 Cambridge Stars


Baby quilt: 49x64; bright pinks and turquoise lattice with yellow flowered centers, turquoise dot border; machined pieced; machine quilted; Winnie-the-pooh background; poly batting Sweet Hydrangea Trellis pattern


Homespun quilt: hand-pieced homespun cotton stars; flannel backing; machine quilted, poly batting

pattern APQ Aug 2005


Sashy Medallion quilt: 36x36; half-square triangles into 16 pinwheels in turq and green; brown/turq/green medallion  sashing; brown inner border; sawtooth outer border from  scrap half-square triangles in brown/turq; machine-pieced; blue/pink plaid flannel backing; thin poly/silk batting; machine quilted


Botanical Journal quilt: 85x85; botanical patch blocks and sias blocks in beiges, browns, greens and blues; pieced tri-square border; machine-pieced; beige paisley backing; 80/20 bonded batting; machine quilted

adapted from Quilt D/J 2010 Market Blossoms


Natural Beauty quilt: 52x80; Square-in-a-square and 9-patch blocks forming trellis in shades of blue and sage; blue small floral bkgrd; gold, sage and large floral blue borders; machine-pieced, green mottled backing; poly/silk batting, machine quilted

'Natural Beauty' The Quilter March 2009


Out of the Box quilt: 48x48; interlaced squares in blue, fushia, purple, green, turq, pink on lavendar bkgrd; dk blue inner border; yellow outer border; machine-pieced; green stripes backing; low-loft poly batting; machine quilted circles

pattern FPLQ 2004


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Donating Quilts to Charity

This past Christmas(2013), instead of exchanging gifts with my siblings, we agreed to donate our time or gifts to charities since Christmas is the season for giving. My giving will be donating several quilts to organizations that distribute quilts to those in need. The time, cost and love I stitch into each quilt will be passed on to someone in need.  

I recently donated a bed quilt to Quilts of Valor, dedicated to my dad and older brother, both of whom are war veterans.

American Independence: Quilt: 65x87; star blocks in red,blue,tan,brown stars prints; red,tan cols outer border with 9-patch cornerstones; machine-pieced; American Hero backing; cotton batting; machine quilted by Anne Engelhardt of Anne's Quilting Frenzy, a volunteer longarm quilter for QOV. 

donated with label and presentation case

(FPLQ J/A 2011 web bonus by Karen Witt)


I recently donated a lap quilt to Project Linus, dedicated to my younger brother.

 Whirls: lap quilt: 45x45; leftover half-square triangles from previous project to form long-tail pinwheels in multi colors on ecru dot bkgrnd; multi solids outer border; multi-color paperclips backing; cotton batting; machined pieced and machine quilted

I recently donated a bed quilt to Project Linus, dedicated to my sister.

Farm March: bed quilt: 50x69; various farm animals strips and scrappy circles on white bkground; machine-pieced; white elephants on green backing; cotton batting; machine quilted

(QuiltTrends Spring 2012 Elephant March)

Friday, July 5, 2013

duvets (comforter covers)


Sweet and Sour Blossom duvet: 75x100; 12 hand appliqued flower blocks with multiple borders in plums, turquoises, mandarins and cream; turquoise sashing; leaf green inner border; mandarin outer border; multi backing with double triangle inner border; multi outer border; machine- pieced; tab button closure

Connecting Threads Sweet&Sour fabric collection 
pattern adapted from Quilt F/M 2010 Wall Blossom
backing border pattern from FPLQ M/A 2010 Lilliana


Flower Show Stopper duvet: 86x86; 9 floral blocks on black bkgd bordered by black, orange, gold and 4 circle blocks in blue crackle and green crackle; striped sashing; striped inner border; green crackle outer border; machine- pieced; lined with muslin and quilted; gold backing

FabricTrends Summer 2008


side A
Change of Seasons duvet:
side A Totally Autumn
86x100; dark green, rust, gold, brown, red, leaf green and black mottled blocks bordering maple leaves centers; machine pieced; acorns hand quilted in solid blocks
side B
Quilter's World Oct 2006

side B Carolina Lily
white, green, and yellow Carolina lilies;   machine and hand pieced
QuiltWorks A/M 2004


side A
side B

 Harvest Spice duvet and headboard


twin duvet: 55x80; side A: star blocks and puss-in-the-corner blocks, set on point in batik pansy, muted orange, rose red and lavender with brown and leaf green lattice sashing with top floral border; machine pieced

side B: floral border on sides with red center and leaf green top; secured with 10 fabric covered buttons and purple ball fringe; machine pieced

pattern adapted from Quilter March 2010 Strawberries 'n Cream

headboard: 40x40; 4 star blocks in batik pansy, muted orange, red and lavender, leaf green border and red border on either side, floral border on sides; poly-fil over foam board


Thursday, July 4, 2013

assorted projects



I was into making fabric bowls and vases for a time


I enjoyed making this quilted jacket, lined with waffle-weave cotton


denim bag:
9x8 with front flap and pocket, long handle; white lining

pattern: Just Bright by Pat Sloan at

available for purchase

handbag: made from two kitchen towels; round bamboo handles

American Patchwork and Quilting 08/2008

available for purchase

I plan on making several more of these in various colors

holiday projects are always on my to-do list !

Christmas tree skirt: machine pieced from xmas fabric; pre-quilted red backing; red candy-stripe bias binding


fabric wreath: strips of xmas fabric tied to wire wreath with thread spools and red berries as d├ęcor; praire point border


I made several silk neckties too ...


... and even tried my hand at zipper jewelry !


and a soft football: Atlanta Falcons red, white, black; poly fill

Jinny Beyer pattern


pincushion with 7 petals in pink, green and blue; glued atop ceramic candlestick

better homes and garden Wildflower pincushion pattern


pillows are an easy project !


Now, back to quilting ...