Category: Quilts I have made

I have made a bunch of quilts over the years and like to show and talk about them.

I created a fabulous Envelope quilt with functioning envelopes

This was the third block, prototype, really that had a functioning envelope. Eureka!
My Modern Quilters guild recently hosted a challenge to create a pocket or envelope project. I suggested this because I have been wanting to make an envelope quilt with functioning envelopes for quite a while. Because it was my idea, I also got to lead the demonstration on it to kick off the challenge. You... Read more »

Low Volume sweet baby quilt

My grandchildren are 5 and 3, not small babies anymore. But their beloved Nanny had a baby so I got to hold an infant again. But first I made a low volume sweet baby quilt. I had the expectant mom over to look at fabrics and my photo books of quilts I’ve made. She loved... Read more »

Easy to make Car quilt

When I attended the International Quilt Festival in Chicago, I ducked into a large fabric booth to avoid an overeager magazine salesguy. While there I realized they had some fun prints for sale. The first ones that caught my eye were of automobiles. I bought them and I am going to show you what I... Read more »
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My last UFO is finished

I am begging you, do not hate me because my last UFO is finished. Instead celebrate with me that I do not have any more UnFinished Objects yet to sew. A couple of years ago I decided to do something with all my UFO’s. I participated in an orphan block exchange with my guild. I donated... Read more »

How to create Doll quilts for a good cause

Here are the two I made, one more feminine and the other unisex.
I am so pleased that I was able to create doll quilts for a good cause and it’s all because of my guild. A generous woman told us about an organization that creates dolls for children that look just like them. It’s called A Doll like Me and the dolls are often for children who... Read more »

Modern half square Log Cabin quilt is complete - thanks Heather Jones

When I was in Sisters, OR last July I started a modern half square Log Cabin quilt in a class with Heather Jones. It was a marvelous workshop and I was very challenged and inspired by a new way of making a quilt. I only used scissors, no rotary cutters or rulers. It was scary... Read more »
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Rainbow Triangle quilt is finished

The rainbow triangle quilt is finished and I couldn’t be happier. I wanted to complete it in time to bring to guild this month and I did. I ignored pretty much everything else in life to pull it off but sometimes you have to focus. There were only two issues and one of them you... Read more »

How I catalog and record my quilts, confessions of a quilt nerd

There are so many fabulous aspects of my life about which I am passionate. Quilts, photographs, books are a few and they all come together in how I catalog and record my quilts. I know that I am a bit, shall we say, excessive in this regard. I admit it, I am such a quilt... Read more »

How I salvaged a tattered non vintage quilt

Our bed has a new quilt on it. If you missed the exciting news you can read about it here. It was time to retire the quilt I had made in 2000 as it had rips, holes and tears in it. We, and by we I mainly mean my grandchildren, had loved it to death.... Read more »
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Modern King sized Courthouse Steps Quilt is finished

What a marvelous feeling, the modern king sized courthouse steps quilt is finished. I am thrilled! I have a few projects I can work on now and I may stop dreaming about green fabric. I quilted this big quilt in a big design, bold like the quilt. I did geometric shapes that interconnected over all... Read more »