Saturday, November 01, 2014

I made this one to have the old fashioned traditional look and I love scalloped edges so I included those too.  This is a cuddling lapsize quilt although a little larger than a regular lap size.  It should wear well.  I gifted this quilt to a deserving young mom who is battling her second round of breast cancer.  I hope the quilt brings her comfort.

I love love love this french braid quilt.  It's a queen size and I used all Christmas fabrics with metallic gold and lovely glittery prints in it.  It's very large and very pretty.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ice Queen dress for granddaughter Alanna

The movie Frozen is all the rage now and my 3 year old great granddaughter requested a dress so she could be Queen Elsa on Halloween.   I obliged.  Had so much fun making the dress but was a lot of work.  I added rhinestones across the bodice of the dress for extra pizazz.  If she sends a photo I will include it in this blog.  It is made of satin and organza.

Kalaidoscope quilt

A quilt for my Cousin Kitty in her favorite colors.  Front and back views.  I call this one Kalaidoscope. Finished it in September 2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Grandson Garrett Gudgel graduated from Cal-Poly this weekend.  I made him this quilt which is a traditional log cabin design.  I hope he likes it.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

 Appliqued Hawaiian blocks of hand dyed Bali Prints.  Each is 20" square and hand appliqued.    Front and back views.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Bold and Classy

I copied a quilt I found online but could not find a pattern for it.    I call it Bold and Classy.  It is machine pieced and hand appliqued.  I haven't quilted it yet.  I plan to begin that very soon.

.  I love love love this quilt. It was a lot of fun to make and I'm keeping it for myself.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Spring/Autumn quilt for daughter Michelle

This quilt replaces a flannel quilt I made for her years ago that was burned up in a house fire.  One side of this quilt is flannel log cabin blocks which are soft and cuddly in her favorite autumn colors.  The back side of the quilt is all cotton appliqued spring flowers.  This is, essentially, two quilts in one.  I hope she likes it.  April 2014.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Mini quilts

Denise, my dearest friend and quilting buddy steered me off onto mini quilts for a break from the usual big stuff we make.  It was fun.  The goal is to make a tiny version of the big patterns and it's quite interesting and no as easy as you might think.  I have made two so far.  Both pinwheel patterns with simple framing and binding.  I like them but my husband said, " Bah.  They're too much work for what you wind up with."  They measure 10 l/2" X 12 l/2 "

The Birthday Dress for Alanna

I made my great granddaughter Alanna a dress with pinafore and petticoats for her 3rd birthday.  She will be lovely in this dress as she is a very cute little girl.  I enjoyed making it but oh my....what a job.  It is a vintage Daisy Kingdom pattern which goes into so much detail in the construction of their garments so I wouldn't want to do this very often.   She's worth it though.

Update:  I have a photo of Alanna in her dress along with a doll dress to match I made for her baby.