My Finished Quilts Gallery

 Bubbles
Nine patch and rail
first quilt I started
quilted by Pat Roche 
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 Girlfriends
first applique and first finished quilt
made for my walking buddy, Sue 
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Butterfly Garden
first sampler
machine pieced, hand tied
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 Prairie Queen
made for my son and his bride when they married
machine pieced
quilted by Pat Roche
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Bottoms Up Baby Quilt
for the first baby of an acquaintance
machine pieced four-patch
free motion quilted
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Celebrate!
donated to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative
design used by permission from the artist, Synthia St. James
raw-edged applique with gold ring embellishment
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Shell Game
donated to Downy Quilts for Kids
machine pieced and quilted
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Spring!
sampler pattern courtesy of the Fabshophop
machine pieced and appliqued
quilting by Tammy Ortega
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Hunt and Peck
birthday gift for a friend
applique and free motion quilted
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Little Brown Bear
a kit made at the request of a friend
raw-edged applique and free motion quilted
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A Cat for All Seasons
dedicated to the memory of my little cat, Krissy
1991 - 2010 (Rest in peace, Gingerbread Cat)
applique and free motion quilted
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Abe's Kittens
donated to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative
Original art © Maren Schaffner, used by permission
raw-edged applique and free motion quilted
("No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens."  ~Abraham Lincoln)
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Metamorphosis
made as a Christmas gift for my daughter-in-law, Mae
card trick block
quilted by Erin Davis
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Salsa
made as a Christmas gift for my son, Erik
card trick block
quilted by Erin Davis
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Preto e Verde
(Portuguese for black and green)
made as a Christmas gift for my son, Matthew
quilted by Karen Walker
After traveling in Brazil, Matthew requested a green and black quilt, the colors of the Brazilian flag.
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Bonaire Dreams
made as a Christmas gift for my husband, Mike
named for our favorite scuba diving destination in the Netherlands Antilles
quilted by Tammi Ortega
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Snowed In
made as a house-warming gift for a friend
machine pieced and quilted
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Stained Glass Cross
first paper-pieced project
made for a friend
machine quilted and hand embroidered
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Great Outdoors
first flannel quilt, first rag quilt
machine pieced and machine tied
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Red, Black, & White Delight
first quilt made for me
quilted by Erin Davis
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Blue Moon
king sized
log cabin block
quilted by Erin Davis
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Mewsician
raw-edged applique, machine quilted
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Catch as Cat Can
first attempt at free motion quilting
machine pieced and applique
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Bugaboo
first Downy Quilts for Kids donation
machine pieced and machine quilted
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Pantry
bug jar block
machine pieced
quilted by Tammi Ortega
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White Tie
original design used with permission by Nancy Brown
first mitred borders
machine pieced and machine quilted
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My Stars and Garters
first quilt made from flannel scraps
machine pieced, hand tied
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Rock and Roll
donated to Downy Quilts for Kids
machine pieced, quilted with machine embroidery
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White Tie II
first donation to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative
used by permission from designer, Nancy Brown
machine applique and machine quilted
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Grand Slam
donated to Downy Quilts for Kids
machine pieced, free motion quilted
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Winter Wonderland
first use of Angelina fibers
first use of hot fix crystals
machine quilt as you go
made as a Christmas gift for a neighbor
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Ribbit, Ribbit
made for a friend (The Dancing Frog Ranch)
machine applique, free motion quilted
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If you Snooze you Lose
machine applique and machine quilted
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Tiptoe Through the Tulips
first quilt using a panel
17 borders
quilted by Tammi Ortega
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The Secret Garden
first mystery quilt
 named for the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett
donated to a young girl in Joplin, MO, following
the devastating tornado of May, 2011
quilted by Tammi Ortega
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Santa Fe
named for Santa Fe, NM, where I purchased the pattern and fabric
a table mat made for a handmade gift exchange
exchanged with a participant from South Africa
machine pieced and appliqued, machine quilted
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Flip Flops
machine applique, free motion quilted
grosgrain ribbon and button embellishments
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A Kitten's Tale
first completed BOM, first time making yo-yo's
raw edged machine applique and hand embroidery
machine quilting by Tammi Ortega
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LimeAde
first doll quilt (19 x 14 inches)
made for a doll quilt swap
first bias-cut binding
machine pieced and machine quilted
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Dave's Not Here
named for the comedy routine by Cheech and Chong
a gift for a good and long-time friend
Portrait Gallery pattern from the Moda Bake Shop
machine quilted by Tammi Ortega
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Green Means Go
made for a doll quilt swap (20 x 20 inches)
bear's paw block
made using one-inch half square triangles
machine pieced and free motion quilted
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Deck the Halls
made for a Christmas swap (5 x 19 inches)
paper-pieced and machine quilted
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Cat on a Pumpkin
made for a doll quilt swap (18 x 22 inches)
machine applique and free motion quilted
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Let Sleeping Cats Lie
traditional piecing (snail's trail block), machine applique
and machine embroidery
quilting by Tammi Ortega
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Sunshine on My Shoulders
traditional piecing, machine quilting, queen-sized
quilting by Nancy Mankin
Peaches and Dreams pattern by Judy Laquidara
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Winter Wonderland
traditional piecing, hand embroidery, hot fix crystals
machine quilted by Tammi Ortega
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Checkerboard Flowers
BOM, raw-edged (pinked) applique,
machine-topstitching and machine quilting, full-sized
displayed at the 2012 International Quilt Festival of Ireland
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Field of Dreams
Paper-pieced, free motion quilted
November, 2011, Doll Quilt Swap (18 x 23 inches)
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Christmas Stars Table Runner
Traditional machine piecing and free motion quilting
a gift for a family member (49 x 21 inches)
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Oregon in January
Paper-pieced and machine applique
Free motion quilted
January, 2012 Doll Quilt Swap
Theme:  "Show Us Where you Live" (19 x 23 inches)
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The Flute Player
Machine appliqued and pieced
Free motion quilted
a doll quilt for the granddaughter of a friend (27 x 27 inches)
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Pretty Little Ponies
Machine applique and traditional piecing
Free motion quilted
a doll quilt for the granddaughter of a friend (29 x 29 inches)
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Castles in the Air
Traditional and paper piecing
Free motion quilted and embellished with Swarovski crystals
a doll quilt for the granddaughter of a friend (31 x 31 inches)
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Luck O' the Irish
Traditional piecing and machine applique
Machine quilted
a doll quilt for the granddaughter (named Irish) of a friend (29 x 29 inches)
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Flying Colors
Traditional piecing
Free motion quilted
a swap quilt
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Beaver Fever
Traditional piecing
Machine quilted by Nancy Mankin
a stadium quilt for my son and daughter-in-law to use
when they attend Oregon State University football games

Beaver Fever is an easy-carry quilt.  See my tutorial to turn
a bulky stadium quilt into an easy-carry bundle.

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Home is Where the Heart Is
Fusible applique with Machine top-stitching
a block-of -the-month quilt (84 x 94 inches)
traditional log cabin border
machine quilted by Erin Davis
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Butterfly Garden
Traditional piecing and fusible applique with machine top-stitching
a doll quilt for the granddaughter of a friend (29 x 29 inches)
free motion quilted
inspired by a quilt in a book entitled, 
Joined at the Heart, by Ann Moscicki and Linda Wyckoff-Hickey
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Mixed Up
a swap quilt for Doll Quilters Monthly 
doll quilt swap (17 x 17 inches)
April, 2012, theme of "Three Colors"
Traditional "Goose in the Pond" block
machine quilted
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A Day in the Life of Mr. Bear
hand embroidery and traditional piecing
55 x 61 inches
machine quilting by Marcia Wachuta
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Wonky Schoolhouse
made for a friend who is a teacher
fusible applique
15 x 20 inches
free motion quilted
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Winged Dreams
made for a friend's birthday
pieced from scraps (58 x 58 inches)
machine quilted by Nancy Mankin
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Daisies & Dots
for my cousin, Ruthie
traditional piecing (68 x 81 inches)
machine quilted by Nancy Mankin
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Smitty's World
a wall hanging made for the Dots on Dots Blog Hop
machine applique (15 x 15 inches)
free motion quilted
named for my kitten, Smitty
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Scarecrow
a doll quilt made for the September Doll Quilt Swap
"Harvest Time" theme
raw-edged machine applique (19 x 25 inches)
free motion quilted
raffia at feet, hands and neck of the scarecrow
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Bow Tie Bonanza
blocks contributed by members of the
We Bee Learning Block Bee
traditional piecing (42 x 55 inches)
machine quilted
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Turkey in the Straw
a doll quilt made for the November Doll Quilt Swap
theme "Use One Solid Fabric"
fusible applique (22 x 22 inches)
free motion quilted
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Catty Canes
a doll quilt made for the December Doll Quilt Swap
theme "Signs of the Season"
traditional piecing and paper piecing (23 x 21 inches)
quilted using stitch in the ditch and free motion quilting
pattern inspired by Janet Kime's book "Christmas Cats and Dogs
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Sled Ready
a doll quilt made for the January Doll Quilt Swap
theme "Snow"
traditional piecing (17 x 19.5 inches)
free motion quilted with snowflakes and mittens
pattern is a small version of the free pattern available at Allpeoplequilt.com
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I'm a Little Biased
a wall-hanging made for the "It's All About Me" blog hop
machine applique (11.5 x 14.5 inches)
free motion quilted with paw prints
pattern by Amy Butler (created especially for the hop)
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Two Grandmothers
hand embroidered by Clarice Maust Nelson (my mother)
lovingly restored after having been used by two babies
free motion quilted
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Cat Patches
a doll quilt made for the March Doll Quilt Swap
theme "Animals"
traditional piecing and fusible applique (28 x 27 inches)
free motion quilted with hearts and paw prints
pattern:  Scrappy Cat by Bobby G. Designs
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Perfect Harmony
a wall-hanging made for son Matthew's 29th Birthday
fusible applique (24 x 30 inches)
free motion quilted
pattern:  Acoustic Montage by Maureen Erhardt
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Line Dancing
a wall-hanging made to cover a circuit breaker panel in my laundry room
fusible applique (22 x 36 inches)
free motion quilted and heavily embellished
pattern:  Jackie's Clothesline by Debra Gabel
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Happy Birthday
a doll quilt for the April, 2013 Doll Quilt Swap
theme was "Happy Birthday" to celebrate the first anniversary of the swap
free motion quilted and fusible applique
pattern:  Happy Birthday Poster by Patrick Lose
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Plain and Simple
Amish sampler made to honor my Amish ancestry
traditional piecing
machine quilting by Erin Davis
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A Slice of Summer
a doll quilt for the May, 2013 Doll Quilt Swap
theme was "Shape Shifters" with a goal of making a quilt in a shape other than square
quilt as you go with watermelon seed button embellishments
pattern: Springtime Table Runner by Shelley Robson
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Divine Promises
a sew-along BOM by the talented Jenny of Elefantz
started 1/16/12 and finished 5/22/13
each block is a promise from the Bible
hand embroidered and free motion quilted by me
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For the Birds
a doll quilt for the June, 2013 Doll Quilt Swap
(18.5 x 18.5 inches)
pattern by Lynette Anderson from her book,
"It's Quilting Cats & Dogs"
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Love Me Love My Cat
started 6/3/12 and finished 6/22/13
pattern by Birdbrain Designs
hand embroidered and free motion quilted by me
winner "Best Pet-Themed Quilt" in the Pets on Quilts Show blogging event
winner of the Redwork Challenge, 2014 Road to California quilt show
winner red ribbon in the 2014 Oregon State Fair
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Stars and Stripes
a doll quilt for the July, 2013 Doll Quilt Swap
(23 x 20 inches)
my own design, quilt as you go
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You Are My Sunshine
started 3/14/12 and finished 7/26/13
pattern by April Mae Designs
traditional piecing and machine applique
free motion quilted on my domestic sewing machine
2nd place winner at the 2013 Oregon State Fair
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Hello Kitty Doll Quilt
(18.5 x 14.25 inches)
a doll quilt for a friend's daughter
pattern by Kathleen Tracy
traditional piecing
free motion quilted on my domestic sewing machine
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True Hope
(53 x 60 inches)
for my cousin Rebecca
started 12/28/12, finished 8/24/13
inspired by "Summer Flutter" pattern in
Quilting & Embroidery magazine Spring, 2010 issue
"True hope is swift and flies with swallow's wings."  ~Wm. Shakespeare
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Wonky Houses
tablerunner started 6/9/13, finished 9/2/13
pattern designed by Jennifer Reynolds, Jenny of Elefantz
hand embroidered, machine quilted
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Home Sweet Home
(13 x 15 inches)
wallhanging inspired by a pattern in Quiltmaker, October, 2013
a housewarming gift for my son and daughter-in-law when
they purchased their first home
hand embroidered, machine quilted
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Cat House
(21 x 23 inches)
a doll quilt for the October doll quilt swap
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Snow Birds
(58 x 74 inches)
inspired by a pattern from the October, 2010, issue of Quilter's World
traditional piecing with fusible applique
free motion quilted on my domestic sewing machine
started 7/12/12 and completed 10/26/13
blue ribbon winner, 2014 Oregon State Fair
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Salt Water Taffy
(56 x 72 inches)
inspired by an online pattern
traditional piecing and hand-tied
started 5/12/12 and completed 12/12/13
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Heart of the Home
tablerunner started 2/9/13 and completed 12/27/13
pattern from Jan/Feb 2013 McCall's Quilting
free heart block pattern right here
traditional piecing and free motion quilted
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Vintage Miniature Sewing Machines
started 3/15/12 and completed 1/19/2014
pattern by Ella and Skysie Designs
hand embroidered and free motion quilted
blue ribbon and division winner, 2014 Oregon State Fair
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Freckled Fruit
started 7/26/13 and completed 2/22/14
from the April/May 2011 issue of The Quilter magazine
fusible applique, traditional piecing and free motion quilted
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Réimsí Glas
a doll quilt in the March, 2014 Monthly Doll Quilt Swap
optionnal theme: "Keen on Green"
started 3/1/14 and completed 3/3/14
a project from the book, Sew Celtic, by Nikki Foley
15 x 15 inches, fusible applique

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On a Roll
pattern by Java House Quilts
started 1/18/14 and completed 3/8/14
16 x 37 inches, fusible applique
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Outback Sunrise
a table runner from the book, Skinny Quilts and Table Runners II
started 1/26/14 and completed 3/20/14
80 x 20 inches, traditional piecing and free motion quilted
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Spring Fever
a wall-hanging from the book, Stained Glass Applique
started 3/26/14 and completed on 3/28/14
11 1/4 x 21 inches, stained glass fusible applique and machine quilted
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Shine On
a wall hanging, 25 x 37 inches 
inspired by the "Duluth Trees" pattern from Frieda Anderson
started 2/13/14 and completed on 4/4/14
 free piecing, fusible applique, and free motion quilted
red ribbon winner, 2014 Oregon State Fair
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Hot Stuff
23" in diameter, from the pattern by Pam Wolf
started 3/21/14 and completed 4/12/14
fusible applique and free motion quilted
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Intel Underneath
started 1/10/13 and finished 5/6/14
86 x 88
traditional piecing, machine quilting by Erin Davis
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A World Apart
started 5/19/14 and finished 5/25/14
22 x 17 
stained glass fusible applique and machine quilted
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Pretty Posies
started 5/31/14 and finished 6/2/14
13 x 17
traditional piecing and machine applique
Carolina Lily pattern from allpeoplequilt.com
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We Are the World
for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, started 1/14/13 and completed 6/26/14
60 x 75
Using the "Little Red Dresses" pattern by Barbara Weiland Talbert
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Initially Yours: Blooming Sunflower
a quilt for my guild challenge of making a quilt to 
represent my initials of BS
pattern by Jane L. Kakaley 
36 x 36
started 6/3/14 and finished 7/5/14
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Lady Liberty
made for my partner in the July, 2014 doll quilt swap
optional theme: "On My Bucket List"
New York Beauty block, signifying my desire to see the Statue of Liberty
paper-pieced and free motion quilted
18 x 18
started 7/16/14 and completed 7/22/14
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Where Angels Walk
the "Good Morning" pattern from McCalls Quilting March/April 2012
started 11/19/13 and completed 7/29/14
60 x 82.5
traditional piecing, machine quilting
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Happy Campers
a wall hanging inspired by the original art work of
Portland artist Rachel Austin
started 4/26/14 and completed 8/4/14
30 x 30
fusible machine applique and machine quilted
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Joseph's Quilt (A Quilt of Many Colors)
a lap quilt made as a participant in the Blogger's Block of the Month
started August, 2011, and completed August 14, 2014
61 x 61
traditional piecing and free-motion machine quilted
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Cornflowers
table runner started 11/18/13 and finished 10/2/14
fusible applique pattern by Sticks and Broomstraws
17 x 36
first time making "prairie points"
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The Grim Ripper
a wallhanging started and finished on 10/5/14
fusible applique
free pattern by Terry Chilko
9.5 x 12.5 inches
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Leafpeeping
pattern from the book, Skinny Quilts, by Kim Schaefer
a table runner started 10/8/14 and finished 10/19/14
fusible applique and free motion quilted
88.5 x 22.5 inches

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An Embroider's Blessing
pattern by Meg Hawley of Crabapple Hill Studios
started 6/22/14 and finished 10/28/14
12 x 15.5 inches
first project quilted on my Baby Lock Tiara mid-arm

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The Sparrow
pattern by Jennifer Reynolds
started and finished in a single November weekend, 2014
7 x 10 inches
a mug rug given as a Pay it Forward gift to a friend
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Mickey's Mug
inspired by the work of T'onna Peters of USS Crafty blog
started and finished 11/11/14
7 x 10 inches
a mug rug given as a Pay it Forward gift to a friend

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Peppermint Star
a table topper 45 x 45 inches
traditional piecing and free motion quilted
started 11/2/14 and completed 11/29/14
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Merry and Bright
a wall hanging 32 x 44 inches
traditional piecing and free motion quilted
tree is "lit" with hot fix crystals and metallic thread
started 2/23/14 and finished 12/10/14
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A Gardener's Journal
55 x 55 inches
started 12/6/12 and finished 12/20/14
designed by Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched
hand embroidery, traditional piecing, free motion quilted
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Sew Powerful
22 x 30 inches
"Never Underestimate" pattern by Bobbie G. Designs
an embroidered wall-hanging
started 9/29/14 and finished 1/5/15
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A Walk in the Woods
16 x 16 inches
a doll quilt for my partner in the doll quilt swap
swap theme was "A Good Book", and this one was 
made for Bill Bryson's book of the same name
Also used as my challenge quilt for the "Trees" theme of
Project Quilting, Season 6
started 1/4/15 and finished 1/7/15
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This Little Piggy
9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches
a mug rug for a friend
pattern by 2strings
started and finished on 1/7/15
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Sunrise, Sunset
17 x 19.5 inches
made for the "Sunrise, Sunset" theme
Project Quilting 6 Challenge #2
pattern adapted from Lise Merchant and Brenda Brayfield's original
quilt in their book "Stained Glass Applique"
started and finished Jan. 18-21, 2015
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Shoot for the Moon (if you miss you'll land among the stars)
started 4/16/13 and completed 1/27/15
an online block of the month, Hello Moon, by April Mae Designs.
38.5 x 30 inches
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Fractured Flower Garden
21 x 44 inches
made for the "Orphan Blocks and UFO's" theme
Project Quilting 6 Challenge #3
my own design made from cut-up blocks made
in a curved-piecing class.


started and finished Feb. 1-4, 2015
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Eyes on the Prize
5 x 8 inches
made for my daughter-in-law Valerie's birthday
mug rug designed by patchsmith
fusible applique and machine quilted
started and finished Feb. 7, 2015


Colorful Colorado
a wall hanging, 18 x 33 inches
from the book "Portraits from Nature" by Jean Wells
started 6/19/14 and finished 2/11/15
a gift for a friend from high school

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Psycatdelic
started 10/27/12 and completed 3/20/15
"Folk Art Cats" pattern by John Simpkins
65 x 81 inches
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Stitching for Spring
started 3/22/15 and completed 3/23/15
free motion embroidery
from the book Coloring with Thread by Ann Fahl
made for Another Little Quilt Swap 9 and Let's Book It Challenge
12.5 x 12.5 inches
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Sew Helpful
pattern by Carol Armstrong from her book, Kitty Capers
fusible applique 
started 12/22/14 and finished 3/26/15
18 x 18 inches
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What will be next???