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
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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
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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
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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
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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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What will be next???