I Spy Quilt

Have you ever played the “I Spy” game? Did you play it as a child? Well, I was in the dark until I came across a quilt named I Spy. The more I looked at it, I realized it was a great teaching opportunity and at the same time a fun game!   “I spy something Red” or “I spy a bird”. The other person has to find that item.

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Wholecloth & Trapunto Quilt

This is one of my favorite quilts. It was completed a few years ago and I still love it. The trapunto always makes me smile. 20090321_Anglelas_completed345kb

It’s cream cotton sateen with silk thread. Approx 45″ x 60″.

When I buy fabric, I usually buy a 1/4 yard more. Continue reading

Strata Quilt, or is it called a Tile Quilt?

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Hi again. I wanted to show you my Strata quilt that I started in April 2011. It was tons of fun to design and play with the different colors (see below).  My stash had many batiks that I’ve never used so I decided to put them all in one quilt.

20140211_strata_front_680 Here’s the finished quilt, but I wanted to talk about the designing part. I use Adobe Photoshop Elements to design. This allows me to make lay out decisions and ‘see’ the finished quilt long before I even start sewing. Continue reading

A quilt for Kelley

Back in 2002, when I found out a server at our local pub was pregnant, I already had an idea for a baby quilt.

I love paper piecing. It’s easier than applique and gives great accuracy to a design.  The paper piece pattern comes from Margaret Rolfe’s Animal Kingdom.  The quilt is approx. 50″ x 45″.

Here’s the layout on the design wall20021207_Kelleys_baby_550and the finished quilt two months laterKelleys_baby-2_550

Black Metallic Wholecloth quilt

This small quilt was my first attempt at machine quilting from back in 2001-ish.  I actually wanted to make a cute blanket for my Papillion, but she didn’t like it and only tried to scratch it to death!

I can’t remember where I got the pattern, but I loved the trapunto in the hearts.  It was made with black cotton fabric and silver metallic thread.