Quilt Design “Whoot Do You Love” – A Reversible Elizabeth Hartman Quilt

This reversible baby quilt uses some of the Elizabeth Hartman quilt designs on both sides of the quilt.

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“This is Africa” – Original Africa Inspired Quilt Design

Original Quilt Design – As we were planning our trip to Kenya and Tanzania, I knew I wanted to memorialize it with some type of Africa inspired quilt, and photograph it on location in Africa.

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Quilt Design – Dutchman’s Puzzle Quilt Variations

Dutchman’s Puzzle quilt photographed with the Dutchman’s Puzzle block on the Tualatin Valley, Oregon Quilt Barn Trail.

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“Turkish Delight” – Original Quilt Design

Quilt Inspiration – I love all the beautiful traditional Turkish Iznik tiles that can be seen in the historic sites in Istanbul like the Blue Mosque and Topkai Palace.  I wanted to make a quilt inspired by all those colorful tiles that I admire so much.

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“In Honor of Valor” – Original Flag Inspired Quilt Design

Original Quilt Design –  Inspired by the many memorials in Washington DC, I designed my version of the American stars and stripes, using various red and cream fabrics for the stripes and blue and white star fabric for the stars.

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“I’m Turning Japanese” – Original Japanese Kimono Quilt Design

Original Quilt Design – This design takes it’s inspiration from the many beautiful Kimonos I have seen on my trips to Japan.

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“Aspen Glow” – Original Quilt Design

Quilt Inspiration –  My inspiration for this quilt was the golden color of the aspen leaves in the fall and the white and gray of the aspen tree trunks.

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“In Chihuly’s Garden” – Original Quilt Design

 

Detail view of front

Quilt Inspiration – I took inspiration for this quilt from the brightly colored spiky glass shapes Dale Chihuly uses in many of his installations, like his chandeliers.

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“Quilter on the Orient Express” Original Quilt Design

“Quilter on the Orient Express” – Original Quilt Design

Quilt Inspiration –  I wanted to commemorate our 30th wedding anniversary trip on the Orient Express from Venice to London with a special quilt.  Continue reading ““Quilter on the Orient Express” Original Quilt Design”

“Not Your Grandfather’s Herringbone” – Original Quilt Design

Rainbow herringbone quilt photographed in Notting Hill
Front of “Not Your Grandfather’s Herringbone” quilt

Quilt Inspiration – The herringbone pattern may be a traditional tweed pattern used in country gentlemen’s clothing, but bright colors on a light grey background updates the pattern to a modern look.

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