My Very Own Quilt Coat

I’ve been watching on Instagram as many a quilter has shared a completed quilt coat, getting more envious by the post. I am not a garment maker – nothing I’ve ever attempted has fit. I tried to make cute little outfits when my kids were little – and they wore those attempts, because, well, IContinue reading “My Very Own Quilt Coat”

“Laughter is the hand of God…” Quilt

Some of my dearest friends recently asked me to make a wall hanging for them, using one of his Presbyterian minister stoles. Many moons ago he was our pastor, and while at our church our families became close. He has recently retired, and now primarily does interim work – so he can spare the stoleContinue reading ““Laughter is the hand of God…” Quilt”

Indigo and Led Zeppelin

My son sent me the indigo dyed fabric in this quilt for my birthday. Oh happy day! The deep indigo color is so vibrant and rich – and from the little bit of dyeing I’ve done myself, I know that a blue like this takes multiple trips into the dye vat, and getting it soContinue reading “Indigo and Led Zeppelin”

Dresden Plate Memory Quilt

This quilt is one I’m proud of – not so much about the finished product, but about the process as a whole. After completing this memory quilt, I feel like I made a new friend, not just a new customer. This is the reason I enjoy quilting for other people – I like hearing theirContinue reading “Dresden Plate Memory Quilt”

A Beautiful Woman, A Beautiful Memory Quilt

This memory quilt holds a special place in my heart, since it’s for a family member. One of my cousins lost her 38-year-old daughter to breast cancer last summer, sadly leaving behind a beloved husband and young son. When I’m making memory quilts, I always wonder about the person – what were they like? Typically,Continue reading “A Beautiful Woman, A Beautiful Memory Quilt”

A Baby Quilt in Two Colorways

A sweet friend of mine was recently blessed with a new grand baby (well, ok it’s been a year ago) and I made a quilt for the little guy. The quilt was given in a timely fashion, unlike this blog post which is rather late! But – that’s because I ended up making two ofContinue reading “A Baby Quilt in Two Colorways”

Handkerchef Quilt

This one is actually a keepsake for myself 🙂 These are handkerchiefs that belonged my mother – she collected many of them during her travels as a young Lieutenant in the Air Force as a nurse, some her brothers found for her while they were in the Navy, and some were given to her byContinue reading “Handkerchef Quilt”

Scrap Happy!

One of my favorite types of quilts to make are scrap quilts. I love using up the little bits left over from other projects – and it’s a glimpse back to the days of our quilty grandmothers who made scrap quilts because they had to. I have several quilts my maternal grandmother made, and whenContinue reading “Scrap Happy!”

Exploding Star String Quilt

For a new apartment and a new chapter in life – this string quilt is for my son and his girlfriend. I love the jewel tones and graphic exploding star block. As with most string quilts, I sewed various width strips together to form strip sets. Then cut the strip sets into triangles, and sewedContinue reading “Exploding Star String Quilt”

Heirloom Baby Quilt

This little baby quilt has been one of the most fun projects I’ve ever been commissioned to make! The quilt is to be a baby shower gift from the baby’s maternal grandmother, who had saved several pillow cases of her own mother’s. All the white fabric in the quilt top came from cutting apart someContinue reading “Heirloom Baby Quilt”