Category Archives: Family

Blue for the Bride to Be Quilt

I made this quilt for my daughter’s bridal shower gift a few month ago. She’s getting married at the end of September and I have another surprise for her so I thought I should share this one before I have … Continue reading

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Life is a Carnival Quilt

I started this quilt back in the 70’s with great intentions of making this fabulous fun quilt for my girls when they were little. It turned out to be harder than I thought and more time consuming than I expected. … Continue reading

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Little Cowboy Quilt

Happy Independence Day in the USA! I’m celebrating our western themed annual local Frontier Days in my hometown with this Little Cowboy quilt. It’s made using a panel of batik like images related to the Old West. Each little motif … Continue reading

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St Kitts Island Quilt

My husband and I celebrated our 25th anniversary on a cruise in the Caribbean. One of my favorite tours was on the island of St Kitts which is known for its batiks made on the island since the seventies. Caribelle Batiks is … Continue reading

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Maya’s Quilt

I made this quilt as a gift for my oldest granddaughter and gave it to her on her 19th birthday. My daughter, pieced this simple rail fence top together when she was in high school, but never finished it. It … Continue reading

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Turquoise Treasure Pin Up Dress

What Pattern did you use? I used  Patterns by Gertie for Butterick  _ 5953. It is a fitted vintage inspired wrap dress with front bands, and a slightly shaped right front. The left front crosses underneath the right and ties to the side seam. There … Continue reading

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I’m With Her * Mini Quilt

I’ve designed a 6 1/2 inch block that resembles one of Hillary Clintons campaign buttons. I stitched  9 blocks together and added sashing. I gave this little memento of Hillary Clinton’s campaign to my daughter for her birthday. She’s a big … Continue reading

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Quilting in a Small Town

Sharing a little local fame and glory!

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Yellow Floral Dress

Pattern? Why did you choose it? I used a Kay Unger Design for Vogue 1353. It’s a lined, sleeveless dress with front neckline pleats, scoop neckline, close-fitting bodice (slightly above waist), princess seams, pleated skirt, thread loops, and invisible back zipper. The hem … Continue reading

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A Bernina Ambassador

I’d love to be a Bernina Ambassador! Please follow the link to “heart” my projects on Kollabora and I might have a chance. Follow this link to VOTE for a Future Bernina Ambassador  Thanks ever so much!

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