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)



Saturday, July 6, 2013

bed and lap quilts





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

sold






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

sold






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

sold






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

gifted











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

gifted











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

sold









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

gifted






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

sold




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

Northcott.net Sweet Hydrangea Trellis pattern

gifted




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

pattern APQ Aug 2005

sold


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

available for purchase





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

gifted





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

gifted









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

gifted




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

gifted



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

gifted



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

gifted



side A
side B

 Harvest Spice duvet and headboard

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


gifted

Thursday, July 4, 2013

assorted projects

 

 


I was into making fabric bowls and vases for a time

sold

















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

gifted






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

pattern: Just Bright by Pat Sloan at allpeoplequilt.com

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

gifted





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

gifted















I made several silk neckties too ...

gifted




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

gifted











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

Jinny Beyer pattern

gifted









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

better homes and garden Wildflower pincushion pattern

gifted




pillows are an easy project !

gifted

Now, back to quilting ...




Wednesday, July 3, 2013

wall decor




wall hanging: 44x55; hand-stitched red and blue work of 6 Disney characters: Pooh, Tigger, Owl, Rabbit, Christopher Robin with Piglet and Roo, and Eeyore framed with red piping; blue&white 9-patch sashing; red inner border; blue outer border; red backing; machine pieced, machine quilted, cotton batting

sold



Wall hanging: 32x27; basket of pansies; pansy backing; machine pieced watercolor method, machine quilted, cotton batting

(Watercolor Quilts by Dina Pappas 'Basket of Blooms')

sold






Fence Walkers wall-hanging: 31x36; machine stitch edging fusible applique of 3 polka-dot chickens on a white picket fence; gold background; plaid border; mottled gray backing; cotton/poly batting; free-motion machine quilting

(pattern by Barbara Smith of Bobbie G. Designs)

available for purchase









wall-hanging: Fabulous Fall panel; 23x43;machine pieced;machine quilted;cotton batting

available for purchase









 





wall-hanging: Vase of Sunflowers panel; 23x39;machine pieced;machine quilted;cotton batting

available for purchase














wall-hanging: pumpkin with autumn foliage panel and leaf border;30x32;machine pieced;machine quilted;poly/silk batting

available for purchase














wall hanging: 34x34; 16 blocks of batik brights stenciled with sunflowers; batik sunflower border; sunflowers petals padded trapunto; piping around center flower; orange gridded with vines backing; machine pieced, machine quilted, cotton batting

(Fons and Porter Love of Quilting Aug 2006)

sold








wall hanging: 18x32; birds and falling leaves; machine-stitched fusible appliques of birds perched on branches on mottled batik background and oak leaves fusible appliques on light green background with brown tree trunk; orange border; strip-pieced scrappy butterfly blocks backing; machine pieced, free-motion machine quilted, cotton batting

 (Quiltmaker M/A 2004 for birds)

gifted









wall-hanging: size 25x35; sq-in-a-sq blocks in brown and black with appliqued circle motif; green and brown border separated by blue strip; machine- pieced, cotton batting, black backing; machine quilted

(Fons and Porter Love of Quilting M/A 2007)

sold











Wall-hanging: size 32x32; 2 fused poinsettias, one gold silk and one maroon silk, with green silk leaves on dk green bkgrd; trapunto free-motion quilt of flowers/leaves, stipple quilt bkgrd; xmas poinsettias border; hot crystal flower centers; xmas backing; cotton batting for trapunto; poly/silk batting; machine-pieced; machine-quilted

(The Quilter Quilting for Christmas Holiday 2009)

gifted





wall-hanging: 17x19; 2  fused ornaments in maroon and gold silk trapunto free-motion quilted, décor stitching and beads hanging from fused applique branches and pine needle clusters; ecru gold-specked bkgrd spiral stipple quilted; gold inner border; green holly batik outer border; dk green gold-specked backing; poly batting; machine pieced; machine quilted

(Quilter's World Dec 2009)

gifted






Straddling Scarecrow wall-hanging: 20X24; hand blanket stitch edging fusible applique; free-motion machine echo quilting; dark paisley border and backing; cotton batting

(pattern by The Wooden Bear)

available for purchase









wall-hanging: 30x30; paper-pieced center block trapunto wreath in Christmas red/green on gold bkgrnd; poinsettia outer border with cardinal corner blocks; red inner border; red bow attached to wreath; machine-pieced; autumn backing; 80/20 batting; machine quilted

(Quilt D/J 2009 Spiral Holiday Wreath)

gifted







side A

wall hanging: reversible

sunflower applique (design by Joan's Own Creations)

borders in greens and browns are my added touch

gifted


side B




7 birds hand embroidered on muslin with green border set in green and blue floral background; bird blocks are detachable







wall-hanging: Trio of Tulips machine applique and free-motion quilting

gifted









Crazy Eight Reindeer wall-hanging: 36x44, panel with saw-tooth inner border and logs outer border; xmas backing, poly batting; machine-pieced; free-motion quilted

gifted
 
QuiltySanta wall-hanging: 17x23; epatterns hand embroidery red on white; red/white striped border; green rick-rack inner frame; xmas ornaments backing; low-loft poly batting

available for purchase






wall-hangings: b&w photos printed on muslin; barn and silo 12.5x12.5; bee's nest on wood(2) and knotted rope(4 vertical) 7.5x17; black borders; black backing; machine-pieced; cotton batting with poly trapunto; machine-quilted; composed in Picasa3

 
 gifted






wall-hangings: b&w photos printed on muslin; old door 14x12; hole in the wall(3 vertical) 8.5x15; zebra in the sand (2vx3h) 13.5x11.5 with red inner border; black borders; black backing; machine-pieced; cotton batting with poly trapunto; machine-quilted; composed in Picasa3

gifted





















wall hanging: 37x46; machine appliqued 7 lambs and Sunbonnet Sue in pinks with 4-patch scrappy borders; red hearts backing; machined pieced, cotton batting, machine quilted

(QuiltWorks A/M 2004)

available for purchase










 Floral Heart Wreath

wall-hanging: 28x28; watercolor heart in pink roses floral on tan bkground; green inner border; dk pink outer border; floral backing; cotton batting; machined pieced and machine quilted

(watercolor book by Dina Pappas)

gifted










 Easter Basket

wall hanging: 16x16; basket on point with pink swirl bkgrnd; leftover half-square triangles to form basket in turqs on white bkgrnd; hand applique basket handle; pocket to hold bunny; pink floral backing; cotton batting; machined pieced and machine quilted

free Quiltmaker pattern

gifted

  



Ballet Shoes

wall-hanging: 10x10; fusible machine applique with HotRibbon laces; pink border; pastel stripe  backing; cotton batting; machined pieced and machine quilted

gifted