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True Lover's Knot

True Lover's Knot

Taken from the book "Heirloom Quilts", this is the largest quilt I have completed to date. It is about 90x100 inches and hand quilted. It was given to my Mom and step-father several years ago for Christmas. It is now the ONLY quilt they use on their bed. They have given away all the comforters.


Table Runner

Table Runner

With 4 children, the table runner is NEVER on the table, but decorates the wall in the dining room. But it does look fantastic on my hand-made Cherry table that my hubby made me for Christmas 2004.


Hand Quilt Close-up

Hand Quilt Close-up

The hands were attached using needle-turn applique. The wall hanging is hand-quilted on the diagonal.


Starry Night Close-up

Starry Night Close-up

This is a small reproduction of a quilt in "Bed and Breakfast Quilts" by Mimi Dietrich.

A few years ago, my sister saw it in the book and fell in love with it. She LOVES blue and LOVES stars. The original dimensions are 90 1/2" x 90 1/2". This version is 62" x 62".

My sister spends a small portion of her time sitting in her recliner, with the quilt on her lap, knitting alpaca.


Chain of Friends

Chain of Friends

This pattern can be downloaded for free as a pdf file.

Download ChainofFriends.pdf (3186.9K)


Cornerstones

Cornerstones

This pattern can be downloaded for free as a PDF file.
Download Cornerstones.pdf (1901.4K)


Older daughter's quilt

Older daughter's quilt

We collaborated on the design, she completed for her 4-H quilting project.

Another "stash buster" that didn't made a very big dent...


Younger Daughter's quilt

Younger Daughter's quilt

3-inch 9-patches alternating with 3-inch squares.

This was intended to make a dent in the scraps... Didn't make that much of a dent...


Quick and Easy baby/toddler quilt

Quick and Easy baby/toddler quilt

Really quick. Really Easy.
Based on the Rail Fence Block

Download Easy Baby Quilt.pdf (905.3K)


Older son's baby quilt.

Older son's baby quilt.

I hand-pieced the tumbling blocks.
Hand quilted in the ditch.

I was in my "early learning" stage of quilting.


Star of Bethlehem...

Star of Bethlehem...

This quilt was originally to be kept, but HandyMan's grandmother loved it and wanted it. Who am I to so "no".


Lone Star

Lone Star

Purple, red, blue, green and yellow come together in this quilt. And no matter what I tried, I couldn't get a good photograph of it...


Snoopy Quilt from a Shower Curtain...

Snoopy Quilt from a Shower Curtain...

Requested by someone for her daughter who LOVES Snoopy.
It started as a shower curtain. I cut it apart and pieced it together.
Machine quilting - both in-the-ditch and free motion
Full-size quilt.


Trip Around the World

Trip Around the World

Sewn from the stash.
Measuring approximately 54 inches square.


Simple Square

Simple Square

This quilt was incredibly simple and easy to make.
The most difficult part was keeping the squares rotated the correct way.
Sewn from the stash.
Measures approximately 54 inches square.


Square One

Square One

From the book 'Simplify' by Camille Roskelley.
I didn't make all the squares required by the pattern to keep this quilt within the size I wanted.
Sewn from the stash.
Measuring approximately 52 inches square.


Celtic Knot

Celtic Knot

The Celtic Knot is from the book 'Celtic Quilts' by Beth Ann Williams.
Sewn from the stash.
Measuring approximately 52 inches square.


Simple Applique

Simple Applique

The origins of this quilt came from fabric I bought a few years ago just because I loved it and decided I'd better use it.
I started with the simple applique, though no final destination.
This quilt evolved over time as I figured out what to do.
Sewn from the stash.
Measuring approximately 54 inches square.


Alternating Squares

Alternating Squares

The desire for a simple red and white throw quilt prompted this design. The red is a deeper burgundy.
Sewn entirely from the stash.
Measures approximately 52 inches square.


Bricks

Bricks

From allpeoplequilt.com.
I wish I could remember the name or find it again.
I believe the original pattern requires jelly rolls. I altered the size of pieces I used.
Sewn from the stash..


Pinwheels

Pinwheels

Large pinwheels make this throw quilt.
I was hoping to make smaller pinwheels, but fabric requirements and wanting to sew completely from the stash, required the need to make larger pinwheels.
Finishes approximately 52 inches square.


Super Star

Super Star

Large stars make this throw.
Measures approximately 54 inches square.
The idea for the stars came from the book 'Fresh Fabric Treats' by Moda Bake Shop designers.
The overall design was adapted to suit my needs for throw size quilts.


Snowy Drifts Table Runner

Snowy Drifts Table Runner

Inspired by the snows that we had this year.

Blog post here: http://karaj.typepad.com/kara_j/2013/01/snowy-drifts-table-runner.html

Pattern download: Download Snow Drifts Table Runner.pdf (387.0K)