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Quilts Finished in 2003

Cynthia’s Quilt

If Dreams Could Fly (St. Jude Challenge)

Sunriver Holiday

Mr. Personality

Moon Lake

Moonlit Prisms

Wild and Free

Spring Has Sprung

My Quilt Kitties’ Quilt

Garden twist

Mysterious Ways (mystery)

Pointless Wonder

Here, Fishy Fishy Fishy

I Spy

Brian’s Skateboard Quilt

Oxymoron

Dianne’s Squares

Asian Stars

Pink & Green Yellow Brick Road

Christmas Square in a Square

Extras

Ann’s Jeans Thing

Betty Kisbey’s Christmas Blocks

Red Shirt for Dad

Live a good and honorable life, then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.

Spring Has Sprung

I made this for Pincushion’s 2003 Quilt Rush challenge. You had to use the challenge fabric in the border and the wallhanging had to have a floral theme.

Sunriver Holiday

I made this for Nancy and Frank Weintraub while on vacation at Sunriver, OR in March 2002.  I was planning to make it a lap quilt but she likd it so well she asked me to make it bed-size… ended up 86x86.  We went shopping to ind more fabrics to make it bigger.  The fabrics are beautiful.  I entered it in Foothills’ quilt show and the judges thought there wasn’t enough contrast.  But Nancy loved it (and so did I) so that’s what counts.

Cynthia's Batik Quilt


Cynthia picked out all the fabric at Pincushion one day when we went there for tea, and I made this quilt for her 50th birthday.  She has since become a quilter herself and has made several much more spectacular quilts.

If Dreams Could Fly

Made for the 2003 St. Jude Hospital challenge, sponsored by Hancock Fabrics.

Brian's Skateboard Quilt


I found some skateboard fabric and decided to make Brian a skateboard quilt.  At Quilt Rush, I found fabrics to go with it in burgundy, black, and white, intending to alternate skateboard squares with 9-patches.  He saw me working on them and said, “can the skateboards go on the back?”  We replaced them with rail fence blocks in dark green and navy blue (his choice).  I guess he was outgrowing skateboards and liked the more sophisticated look without them.  The skateboards are on the back.  I guess the important thing was that he liked it.

Mr. Personality

When I made Maggie Walker’s Golden Retriever pattern for Sheila I realized it had Rocky’s face (our Brittany).  So I adapted the pattern to make Rocky, “Mr. Personality.”

Moonlit Prisms

Janna Buwalda wanted to make a quilt for Darryl Clark’s retirement, so I used this one to show her how to quilt.  I did this one, and she did hers.  Mine was really beautiful flannels.

Garden Twist

The Pansy fabric in this quilt is the first I ever bought, besides Sweet Treats, since I was afraid to buy fabric.  I looked at it a long time before finally taking the plunge.  Then I took it home and found... I had already bought it!  I paired it with some Moda marbles to make this quilt.  A few years later, after Deb from our Golden office lost a bunch of weight and insisted I take almost all her old clothes, I gave her this quilt as a “thank you.”


Wild and Free

A speaker at one of our ‘guild meetings said not to fix “mistakes” on quilts unless you could see them from a galloping horse at 10 feet away.  I thought about that when I saw this pattern.  I had fun finding threads to use for the 3-D manes and tails of the horses.

My Quilt Kitties’ Quilt

These blocks are from a block exchange at Stitching Station.  I dedicated it to our 3 cats, Shadow, Peaches and Snickers, who did like to lie on quilts.

Garden Twist close-up

Mysterious Ways

This was a mystery quilt done in a Fall Fling taught by Betty Kisbey.  It’s all log cabin variations.  I donated it to Solano Buddies for a quilt auction for breast cancer.

Pointless Wonder

This is a Stack ‘n’ Slash quilt madde from Apple Butter fabrics.  I quilted it with varigated thread in loops and stars.  Cynthia Miller bought it for one of her sons.

Here, Fishy Fishy Fishy

This was a Pine Needles pattern made mostly with batiks.

Ann’s Jeans Thing

After her mom passed away, Ann brought me something her mom had started and asked me to make something out of it that would be useful for her niece Kristen.  Her mom had sewn together Ann’s brother Jim’s old jeans and done very nice embroidery on them.  It was shaped something like a full skirt.  

I squared it off, trimmed out heavy pieces of jeans, added batting and backing, and tied it with red thread.  I also made a carrying bag out of the pieces cut off.  All together, I saved all the embroidery.

I Spy

I made this for Barbara MacNair’s daughter Clio.  It’s 78x99 and has 219 different character fabrics in hexagons, separated by back star points, with a ladybug border.

Dianne’s Squares

I started this in a Discovery Day class (Asian Squares)  taught by Pat Plotner, although I didn’t use Asian fabrics.  Dianne sa the small version and loved the colors, so I took it apart and made it bigger for her for Christmas.

Asian Stars

Pincushion’s Blocks of the Month were the center squares and we had to provide star points and background.  I quilted it with gold-colored cotton thread.  I gave it to Janet Ryczaj for her 50th  birthday.

Moon Lake

Foothill Quilters Guild 2003 Challenge:  Miniature Quilt  It won 3rd place at the 2003 quilt show.  I think people were intrigued by the moon/sunlight.

Oxymoron

This was the Pizza Challenge from Cabin Fever.  I think I called it “Oxymoron” because of what the ants are saying, but I can’t remember what it was and can’t read it.  It won third place in viewers voting at Cabin Fever.

Pink and Green Brick Road

This was a kit I bought from Quilt House in Gardnerville at one of the local quilt shows.  I started it in Cindy Meidinger’s class at Stitching Station and finished it on vacation at the Ridge Tahoe.

Christmas Stars

I made this in a “Square in a Square” class tht Cindy Meidinger taught at Stitching Station.  I gave it to Kyle Theile as part of a wedding gift.


Red Shirt for Dad

In a change from previous years, this year I made dad a shirt from scratch - some really pretty red fabric with gold leaves on it.