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Quilts Finished in 2004

Dance like Nobody’s Watching

Linesides Rainbow (for CSBA)

3-D Half Square Triangles

Carolyn’s Cats

Yellow Flannel Flowers

Autumn Pointless Wonder

Black & Gold

Spring Has Sprung

Purple Flowers Fractured 9-Patch

Ann’s Yellow Brick Road

Convergence

Hidden Circles

Palomino Print Wall Hanging

Tea Time

Reversible Table Runner

I Love Purple Flowers (Pincushion Challenge)

Extras:

Laurel Burch Jacket

Red and White Shirt for Dad

Chicken Pillow

Pink Thing

Starry Pillow

Dance Like Nobody’s Watching

I made this quilt for the Foothills Challenge in 2004.

We were given the background fabric (black with primary color notes), which needed to be incorporated into the quilt. Obviously, this is Snoopy and Schroeder.

Linesides Rainbow

When Gary joined the California Striped Bass Association, they had a quilt they raffled off as a fundraiser.  I wasn’t impressed, and said, “I can do better than that.”  So I got to put my money where my mouth was.  This is an original design; I got to use my wedge ruler.  I also quilted striped bass fish in the water.  This was all quilted on my Handiquilter frame with my Brother machine.  They sold tickets all year.

3-D Half Square Triangles

I won blocks at the Block of the Month with Foothills.  They were terrible - some weren’t 3-D, a couple blocks weren’t even the same size triangles.  There was regular fabric, plus some decorator fabric!  Cabin Fever helped me find a sashing fabric that brought them all together.  I finished it and donated it to Community Service.

Carolyn’s Cats

Carolyn’s Cats started my collection of cat fabric.  I made this for my sister-in-law, Carolyn Voet.  The border is a nice checked fabric.

My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first one being -- hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.

~Erma Bombeck

Yellow Flannel Flowers

This is the Prisms pattern that I like so well because it’s easy to do and you can actually see the fabric.  I used this quilt to teach Dara Fout how to quilt (she made one and I made this one at the same time).  

I gave it to Barbara Christy for her mom, who was in a care home for Alzheimer’s.

Springtime Table Topper


I bought this as a kit from Cabin Fever and gave it to Brian and Annaliese Miller as a wedding gift.

Purple Flowers Fractured
9-Patch

Another in the series of F9 quilts. It takes 10 fat quarters plus border:  4 floral, 4 purple, 2 yellow.


I gave this quilt to Ann Capps when she retired.


Palomino Print

I found this beautiful print at the Houston Quilt Festival in November and finished it into a wallhanging for Cynthia Miller for Christmas.

Chicken Pillow


This was one of Marie Cleverdon’s famous pillow kits.  I made it for Barbara Christy for Christmas.


4-Patch Reversible Table Runner

This was a Discovery Day class taught by Pat Plotner.  It was so easy and pretty I made two, then decided to make them reversible.  (I wouldn’t do that again.  Quilting was awkward.)  I gave it to Sheila.

Pincushion Challenge

The challenge was to use the specified fabric.  I made a landscape with tree and fence.  I gave it to Anita Wiley when I retired.

Red and White Shirt for Dad

I used a wedge ruler I bought in Houston to make this unusual shirt for dad for Christmas.

Laurel Burch Jacket

I used a jacket pattern I borrowed from Janna Buwalda and a Laurel Burch Sweet Treat.  Gave it to Fran Claassens when it was done.

Pink Thing


Better Homes and Gardens magazine collected blocks from readers and Tayos (plus other quilt stores) found customers to put them together.  They were a disaster.  Marcia Krummell helped me put together the outside parts and she, Fran Claassens, and Pam Sealy helped me finish the top.  The quilts were auctioned on Ebay – although this quilt never showed up in the auction.....??

I think somebody who was working on the auction liked it and hopefully bought it before it made it to the online auction.

Tea Time


Cabin Fever had a Funky Monkey challenge.  It won second place in customer voting.  The design is original (there was no pattern).


Autumn Pointless Wonder

This collection started with 6 fat quarters I won at a quilt show.  Added 3 from the new members’ tea and a couple I bought.  Although I finished the top quite a while ago, I finished the quilt in 2004.  I gave this to Jeanne Fong when I retired.

Ann's Brick Road


Ann picked out the fabrics during a trip to Pincushion and I made the quilt to raffle at a fundraiser for the Fremont Symphony using the Yellow Brick Road pattern.  It raised $600.  I also made a matching pillow.  I quilted it with Rainbows thread in rows of feathers.

Convergence

I made this in a Discovery Day class taught by Pat Plotner.  Hung it in my office for a while, and gave it to Barbara Christy when I retired.

Hidden Circles

This was one of my first Discovery Days, a class taught by Pat Plotner.  It took a while to get it quilted because quilting was a challenge.  It was a little problematic - looks a lot better from a distance.  I gave it to Janet Nickless.

Black and Gold


Made this at Fall  Fling from a Pincushion pattern. I made it a little larger by adding a border made from scraps.


Striped Bass


This was made for the Stockton Chapter of CSBA, for their fund-raising auction.  The background is pieced, the fish fusible with decorative stitches and free-motion quilting.