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Quilt Gallery

A sampling of my finished quilts...click on any photo to see a larger view

"3 Hour Quilt Top",  June 2016

Finished Size: 38.25 x 34 inches

This baby quilt top was created with 2, one yard pieces of fabric and the reverse applique was made with the 3, 5 & 10 inch Peekaboo Fabric Tools™, a new twist on reverse applique.

Free Pattern

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And a second baby quilt using the 5 inch tool which took even less time:

"Stars That I see",  June 2016

Finished Size: 34.75 x 34.75 inches

Designed in EQ and made using the 5 inch acrylic Peekaboo Fabric Tool™, a form of reverse applique.

 

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"Very Cellular",  February 2016

Finished Size: 34.5 x 46 inches

Designed using the FraxHD app on an iPad and printed at Spoonflower.com.

I wasn't sure at first what to name this quilt until my husband, George, saw it and said "Very Cellular".

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"Skiing DJ", February 2016

Finished Size: 54 x 63 inches

The quilt was designed using the storm at sea block in EQ7 with a combination of custom fabric I designed from photo's of my nephews DJ equipment and commercial fabric.

The block designed in EQ:

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"Cosmic Swirl",  October 2015

Finished Size: 19.5 x 13.5 inches

This is a sample for my newest workshop using a Fractal app, FraxHD on an iPad.  The center is embellished with fabric confetti and the binding was custom printed to match the quilt top.

I'm currently having Modernyardage.com print this design in a larger size, 56" x 42".  So check back for the finished results.

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"Malibu on Fire",  May 2014

Finished Size:  39.5 x 33.75inches

In Nov 2007, a wildfire in California’s Malibu Canyon burned a few of the out-buildings where my husband works. I decided to design a quilt for his office using two photos I blended together in Photoshop and added a filter for the abstract effect resulting in this modern whole-cloth quilt.  The binding was custom printed to match the quilt top.

During my lecture, I explain why the quilt was about 5 years in the making and how "Technology Saved my UFO".  

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"Springtime at my House",  May 2014

Finished Size: 11.25 x 11 inches

Living on the central coast of California you can see strawberry fields everywhere. Appropriately, I have two Strawberry trees in my backyard along with numerous pots of Geraniums. Woven raw edge strips create this lovely textured background for Springtime at my House. Silk ribbon embroidery was used for the geranium flowers and leaves of the tree. I tatted lots of rings with green variegated thread to create the leaves for the geraniums.  The final touch was a miniature of my bed quilt printed on an inkjet fabric sheet.

Springtime at my House was selected as a finalist and exhibited in the Miniature Art Quilt Category at the 2015 International Quilt Festival/Houston in the annual IQA fall Judged Show, Quilts: A World of Beauty

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"Xceptional",  December 2014

Finished Size: 63 x 51 inches

This quilt was made as a high school graduation gift for my niece, Grace, who is Xceptional. Most of the fabrics are Kaffe and the quilt is an original design  created with the help of Electric Quilt.

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As designed in EQ, with the actual fabrics scanned and imported into EQ:

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"Grandpa's Rose Garden",  April 2013

Finished Size: 30.5 x 26 inches

The rose fabric was the Hoffman Challenge fabric from 2012.  My original intent was to enter the contest, but creating the quilt took me way past the July 2012 deadline. 

The rose fabric was used to create the pixelated mosaic custom fabric used behind the trellis.  The flowers are hand appliqued, and the stems and trellis were appliqued by machine. 12 wt Aurifil thread was used to add the leaf detail.  This is the third quilt in my "Pixelate That!" series.

Grandpa's Rose Garden was accepted into the 2013 Pacific International Quilt Festival Juried and Judged Quilt Competition, "Indie".

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dogwood blossom
"Dogwood Splendor", May 2012

Finished Size: 12.25 x 17.5 inches

This is the second quilt in my "Pixelate That!" series. The dogwood blossom was made in a class with Andi Perejda and was hand appliqued.  Embellishments include embroidery, colored pencil highlights and Swarovski Crystal beads.  The background fabric was created in Photoshop using a photo of pink dogwood blossoms and printed with my Epson printer on Jacquard Percale cotton fabric.

Dogwood Splendor was selected as a finalist and exhibited in the Miniature Art Quilt Category at the 2013 International Quilt Festival/Houston in the annual IQA fall Judged Show, Quilts: A World of Beauty. 

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Pixel Pizzazz 1 Poppies
"Pixel Pizzazz 1 - Poppies",  January 2012

Finished Size: 12.125 x 18.375 inches

Broderie Perse meets Digital Imagery.  This is the first quilt in my "Pixelate That!" series.  The flowers and stems are hand appliqued. Embellishments include thread painting and Swarovski Crystal beads.  There is no piecing in this quilt!  The background fabric was created in Photoshop using a scanned section of the floral fabric and printed with my Epson printer on an EQ printables fabric sheet.

Pixel Pizzazz 1 - Poppies was selected as a finalist and exhibited in the Miniature Art Quilt Category at the 2012 International Quilt Festival/Houston in the annual IQA fall Judged Show, Quilts: A World of Beauty.  

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storm at sea
"Tumbling Stream 2", February 2011

Finished Size: 48 x 40 inches

This wall size quilt was designed using Electric Quilt (EQ) and is an original design made using only one block:  storm at sea.  The two borders were added after I started quilting the quilt and decided the design wasn't quite done.  There is a secondary design of what looks like fish to me, can you find them? 

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As designed in EQ, with the actual fabrics scanned and imported into EQ:

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Ohio Star 
"Sew Many Books, and Sew Little Time", January 2011

Finished Size: 78 x 48 inches

This lap size quilt was designed using Electric Quilt (EQ) and created for my two favorite librarian's, my nephew, Sean, and his wife, Michelle.  Since they live in Ohio, I chose to use the Ohio Star block.  I found book/library fabric and complemented it with Fairy Frost fabrics.  Click on the picture to see a larger view for detail.

As designed in EQ, with the actual fabrics scanned and imported into EQ:

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party time
"Let Party", May 2011

Finished Size: 12 x 12 inches

This was a guild challenge quilt with the theme "Party Time".  The challenge fabric was the black print with stars and the quilts could be no larger than 12" square.  I found the panel of the ladies in my stash and used my fabric weave technique along with gentle curved piecing.

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"In All Her Glory", April 2011

Finished Size: 10.25 x 9.25 inches

This is a watercolor illustration printed on fabric along with a little thread painting, and beading for the center of the flower.  The border and binding are hand dyed silk.

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"Tumbling Stream", November 2010

Finished Size: 64 x 46 inches

This lap size quilt was made for my nephew designed using Electric Quilt (EQ) and is an original design made using only one block:  storm at sea.  There is a secondary design of what looks like fish to me, can you find them? Click on the picture to see a larger view for detail.

As designed in EQ, with the actual fabrics scanned and imported into EQ:

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Photo by Gregory Case
courtesy The Quilt Life

May 2010

Finished Size: 90 x 107 inches

This quilt is an original design created with Electric Quilt (EQ) and is sized for my California King bed. The machine quilting is by Susan McDermott, Lompoc, CA. I chose not to use the outer border on the top because of how I use the quilt on my bed. Click on the picture to see a larger view for detail.

As designed in EQ, with the actual fabrics scanned and imported into EQ:

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embroidery
"70's Beauty", May 2010

Finished Size: 45 x 44.5 inches

Another UFO that I started in 1976. I bought a kit advertised in the Good Housekeeping magazine when I was in college for a double bed size quilt. Only 10 of the squares were hand embroidered before I lost interest, started a career, got married, built a house....

Machine quilting by Susan McDermott.

 

printing on fabric
"Sail Away", May 2009

Finished Size: 14 x 16 inches

This is an illustration printed on fabric I used for our guild challenge in 2009.  Everyone who participated was given a song and because I love sailing, my song was "Sail Away".  I just loved the way this illustration looked like fabric. Click on the photo and you can see a larger view of how I continued the quilting lines of the picture out into the border.

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ribbon embroidery
"Jenny's Flower Garden", February 2009

Finished Size: 12.75 x 12.75 inches

One of my UFO's that I started in a class in 1999 and finished in 2009. When I finally sat down at a quilt retreat to finish the silk ribbon embroidery, I had only 2 baskets left to fill. It took me about two hours to finish the embroidery, machine quilting and binding. We joked at the retreat that this quilt took 10 years and 2 hours to make :-)

 

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"Sweet 16", November 2008

Finished Size: 42.5 x 54.5 inches

This quilt was designed using EQ6 and all the fabrics used in the quilt have heart's. The back is flannel heart fabric. A gift for my neice on her 16th birthday. Click on the picture to see a larger view for detail.

As designed in EQ, with the actual fabrics used scanned and imported to EQ:

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"Sunflower Challenge", May 2008

Finished Size: 13 x 12.25 inches

I used free motion quilting to outline and enhance the larger flowers and made a "confetti" mix of fabric for the center of the largest sunflower. The blue flowers have yellow beaded centers.

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"Full of Grace", Nov 2007

Finished Size: 28 x 23 inches

This quilt was designed by my niece, Grace (age 12), when we attended Katie Pasquini Masopust's Abstract Design Class at the April 2007 Chicago Quilt Show.

Grace chose the part of her painting she wanted to use for the quilt which is indicated by the black outline on the painting.

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"Anne's Catch", March 2007

Finished Size: ~ 33 x 20 inches

This design utilizes the X-Block tool by Patricia Pepe.

 

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"Twisted", 2006

Finished Size: 18 x 18 inches

Center block & corner blocks use Husqvarna Viking Embroidery Design card # 71, Designs 4 & 5

This quilt was made for our 2006 All America City Quilt Guild Challenge. The challenge fabric was the black floral print.

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Oriental Lady, 2005

Finished Size: 27 x 19 inches

Made with a Dupioni silk background and draped applique technique during a class featuring a pattern from the Sulky Secrets to Successful Applique book.. 

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Holiday Gift, 2005

Finished Size: 12 x 12 inches

This was a quick little quilt using Husqvarna Viking Embroidery Design card # 68, Designs 11, 17, 18.

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