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Yo Yo Border Quilt

Yo Yo Border Quilt

This fun quilt was my most recent quilting project. I needed an extra throw for our guest room, and I wanted to introduce a little bit of the red tones in an otherwise pastel room. I've been having fun making yo yo's out of some of the scraps, so I threw them on the border.


Yo Yo Border Quilt border detail

Yo Yo Border Quilt border detail

To add a little whimsey to the quilt, and to give the yo yo's a little more substance, I embroidered some meandering stems.


Yo Yo Border Quilt quilting detail

Yo Yo Border Quilt quilting detail

I had this quilt machine quilted by a fabulous quilter, Ellen Ridge. She captured the perfect look for this project. Thank you, Ellen!


Yo Yo Border Quilt scallop

Yo Yo Border Quilt scallop

To avoid the boredom of just a straigh edge with the yo yo's plopped on it, I added a little variance with a modified scallop. I think it brings a little more balance and attention to the borders, since the actual pieced part of the quilt is just a very basic pattern. This was a really fun, fast project. Perfect for my inability to stay focused on one project for too long!


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Hawaiian applique

Hawaiian applique


Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun

This wall quilt is a sample for a class I'll be teaching at the Quilted Cactus. The class focuses on foundation piecing and curved piecing techniques.


Lone Star class sample

Lone Star class sample


Laurel Wreath Quilt

Laurel Wreath Quilt

I made this quilt using fabric from French General's new release of fabrics by Moda. We were given a "charm" pack of the collection while in France


Finished Quilt

Finished Quilt

This "Nickel Quilt" was from scrap fabric I've had for over 20 years, along with some current bright fabric to liven things up.


Fig Tree table runner

Fig Tree table runner

Finished table runner


Fresh Figs table runner

Fresh Figs table runner

Dragonfly quilting detail


Fresh Figs table runner

Fresh Figs table runner

Kit quilt


French-Christmas-1w

French-Christmas-1w

Full view of French Christmas, showing bow border. This quilt uses all of the fabrics in the Lumiere de Noel line by French General for Moda fabrics


French Christmas

French Christmas

Ruby wanted to be in this photo.


Quilt-close-up

Quilt-close-up

Christmas quilt using Lumieres de Noel by French General. Close up of quilting detail


French Christmas

French Christmas

Lap size (or bigger) results of Lumiere de Noel quilt.


Mystery-Quilt Carolina Christmas

Mystery-Quilt Carolina Christmas

Close up of quilting detail.


Mystery-Quilt Carolina Christmas

Mystery-Quilt Carolina Christmas

Mystery quilt from "Bits and Pieces" using scraps from the stash.