Quilting

The colors always pull me in first. I want them bold or soft, playful or daring. I want just the right shades to blend smoothly or I toss them together and jumble them up. I cut and pin and stitch. Then the quilting brings out the texture and the quilt comes alive under my hands. CGBP

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Garden Pinwheel Quilt

The blocks in this quilt were hand appliqued. I took it on many trips & sewed as we traveled. Then they were put away for a long time. When I pulled them out again I had an idea on how to put them together. Recently  I entered this quilt in the Empire Quilt Fest, NY […]

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Goldfinches in Spring

I recently entered this quilt in the Empire Quilt Fest 2014 in NY. The theme of the show was Things with Wings. I have lots of birds who visit my feeders each day, including Gold Finches. Their yellow feathers are like a bit of sunshine. The wall hanging is cotton but I wanted the birds […]

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Chickadee

This little quilt sits in my dining room. Just outside the window hang my seed & suet feeders.  

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Garden Pinwheel Quilt

I hand appliqued these blocks years ago. They were easy to sew when I traveled. Then they got put away in the closet of my sewing room. One rainy day I pulled them out & decided it was time to put them in a quilt. I had a great floral fabric that coordinated with the […]

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Signature Quilt

My mother in law is having a milestone birthday next month. Months ago I began a Signature Quilt for her. I selected a pattern for a lap size quilt with lots of color. I assembled the blocks and mailed them out to family members. I included special pens for writing a birthday message to Ann. […]

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Christmas Placemats

Christmas gifts don’t need to be intricate or time consuming to be cheerful & useful. These placemats were fun to make, used my existing stash of fabrics & were happily received.

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Christmas Mittens

These cute little tree ornaments were fun to sew. The pattern had many options: tree, skate, snowman, Santa, etc. I added some touches of my own like beads on the trees, snowflake buttons and names. They are the right size for gift cards or cash.

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Christmas Pinwheels

It is never to early to begin making something for Christmas. This book has a design called Pinwheels that I thought would look great in Christmas colors. I decided to use gold and cream colors for the background and greens, a touch of red and blacks for the pinwheels.

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Autumn Colors

The colors of autumn are inspiration for many projects.  

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Travel Quilts Wall Hangings

Last year I took a wonderful trip out West with college friends. We went to Mount Rushmore, the Tetons, Yellowstone, Devil’s Tower, Crazy Horse & more. We visited gift shops at these places & I found small printed panels. There were photos of the National Parks on fabric. I had never seen those before. I […]

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