“Under the Midnight Sun” – Original Quilt Design

Many of the quilt designs that I make are  inspired by my  travel destinations. In this case, the quilt came first, but I really was not sure what to do with it. Then, when I had plans to go to Fairbanks, Alaska for the midnight sun season, I knew this was the perfect quilt to take along. Continue reading ““Under the Midnight Sun” – Original Quilt Design”

Kaleidoscope Quilt Design

This kaleidoscope quilt was the beginning of my quilting passion. It was the very first quilt I ever made about twenty years ago. (NO-I don’t believe in starting easy). Continue reading “Kaleidoscope Quilt Design”

“Remembering Venice” – Original Quilt Design

Quilt Inspiration – I made this quilt to commemorate our 30th wedding anniversary trip to Venice.  Blue and red seem to be the traditional colors of Venice-gondaliers wear blue-and-white or red-and-white striped shirts. The traditional carnival masks tend to use a red or blue diamond patterns, so I knew those would be the predominant colors in the quilt.

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“Step Into My Garden” – A Perfectly Imperfect Watercolor Quilt Design

This was one of the first quilts I started, and many years later, once the kids were off to college and I had more time, it was also one of the first quilts I finally finished. It also taught me that there can still be beauty in imperfection, even if the mistake is huge.

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“This is Africa” Part 2 – Original Quilt Design

One of the Rothschilds giraffes at Nairobi’s Giraffe Center checks out the other side of my African inspired quilt.  Couldn’t tell if he liked it or not.

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‘This Is Africa” – Original Quilt Design

Quilt Inspiration – I found this original African fabric panel at a quilt show and knew I would need to use it in my African inspired quilt as a colorful reminder of my first trip to Africa. On that first trip, I only took the quilt top to photograph due to space and luggage weight limitations. On that Africa trip I also bought a batik panel at one of the road side vendors which I used on the back of the quilt. By the time I went back to Africa on my most recent trip, the quilt was finished and I took it back with me so I could photograph it complete on location. Continue reading “‘This Is Africa” – Original Quilt Design”

Rowan’s Forest Friends Quilt – An Elizabeth Hartrman Quilt Design

My son: “You know mom, the wall in your grandson’s room would look really good with a quilt hanging on it”.

How could I ignore a hint like that.

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“California Dreamin” – Original Quilt Design

Quilt Inspiration – The colors of the surf and sand. I used two charm packs in shades of blue and yellow by Stonehenge to design a quilt that reminds me of a warm day on a California beach. I set half square triangle blocks in a fishhook pattern, randomly mixing the different shades of blue and gold together.

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“My Merry Christmas Quilt” – Original Quilt Design

Like my treasured Christmas ornaments, my Christmas quilt comes out once a year. When it finally hangs on my family room wall, then I know that the Christmas season has finally begun. And like many of my quilts, I made the back interesting so that I can display it also.

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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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