Experimental Log CabinThis quilt was an example of "I'll try anything once" - it was my first time to strip piece, first time to hand quilt, and first time to tea dye a completed project. It was actually my second quilting project ever. I borrowed it from the owners to include in the 1998 show.
Winter CardinalsYou are looking at the quilt top, not the finished project, that I sold in the 1998 show for $40. It is from a Debbie Mumm Christmas book and is hand quilted and embellished with buttons and embroidery. I love wild birds and couldn't resist making bright red cardinals.
Surprise!This quilt was a surprise gift for a fellow quilter and dear friend who coordinated our quilt show for 3 years. I didn't tell her or present the quit like a normal gift; instead, I included in the program text that it was a surprise for her. This piece is 13" X 19", hand quilted, and beaded.
Silent Auction Donation
This is the unfinished top of a quilt that I sold during our show "20,000 Stitches By The Sea" which represents the work of island-living quilters. I fell in love with the fabric years before I used it (quilters stash fabric, just so you know) and one year my hubby commented that I hadn't caught any fish that season so look what I did to remedy that!
I had the fortune of working with a great group of people when I worked for the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository. I miss them terribly. One christmas I made each of them (it's a small staff, LOL) a wallhanging that someway reminded me of them. Libby, on the left, was interested in birding like me so I made her a bird house quilt. I loved making that quilt! The houses were paper pieced but that is where the pattern following ended. The middle house has a big flower on it. That piece of fabric is from Japan. I had an internet pen pal early in the internet days and we sent each other little snippits of quilting goodies. I designed amy's quilt (on the right) based partly on the colors in her home but also because she drove past Women's Bay everyday on her day home. The pattern may be called snail's trail but the fabric is batik and very ocean like. It wasn't until I saw the photo of this one that I saw I have a block in the wrong direction, LOL.
Red Hare (a pun, get it?) Another surprise quilt announced in the show program that simply said it was for the person who had me over for Thanksgiving dinner. This was my first project made with homespun fabrics. Pattern is from a quilting magazine but adapted from the spring colors of Easter.
They say you can't do miniatures of Hawaiian quilting because it is applique. Oh yeah?
I saw someone making Japanese scrolls on television one time. They weren't quilts but I thought I could adopt it easily because it was layered. I believe I still that unfinished project around here somewhere:)
That's enough for now. Someday I will pull out more photos. Vickie