Geraniums

Geraniums-blue-2Sometimes my quilt ideas evolve and include the latest amazing fabrics. The interesting fabrics used in these 2 quilts come from Northcott. Which colorway do you like best? My favorite is the one with the copper bowl. The deep orange to lemon yellow fabric is an ombre as well as the fabric that made all the leaves. Find the pattern here. The appliqué shapes including the doily were cut using my Silhouette CAMEO. The petals of the geraniums were sprayed withTerial Magic and dried over marbles to give them shape. I did all the quilting myself using my Bernina. Find the pattern for the Geraniums in Blue here:

 

Church Quilt Banners

My church asked me to make banners for their 40th anniversary. I quilt, that is what I do. They shrugged and said that quilts would be fine. The quilts are 3′ x 10′!  I cut out the words with my Silhouette CAMEO using Heat and Bond Feather Lite fusible web. The quilting was done by my friend Lin Squires. She stitched feathers using gold thread. Very beautiful. Now that I can see them full length I notice a few mistakes.

Lava Lamp

Some quilts have a long and twisted story. This Lava Lamp quilt I completed yesterday on 6-24-14. It started over a year ago at Spring Market in Portland when Northcott Fabrics showed me their upcoming line of Shimmer Fabrics. The fabrics are a collection of colors with 9 shades per color way, all with gold or silver accents. I designed 2 quilt patterns. My pink and grey Lava Lamp design was made by Northcott people.

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I completed the Gladiola quilt just in time for Fall Market in Houston.

Gladiolas

After Market I began my own blue and green version of Lava Lamp and it hogged my design wall all winter and spring. The ovals are machine appliqued and all the other curves are pieced. The edges are faced to preserve the curves. Lin Squires quilted it with a modern design with circles and triangles. She used Superior thread in a gold color and it looks wonderful with the gold highlights in the fabric. What a joy it is to have it completed!

Good news for Whisper Color quilt patterns!

I am happy to announce that a selection of my patterns are now available from E. E. Schenck. This makes it easier for quilt shops to order patterns while they order their fabric and notions. The patterns carried by E. E. Schenck are: