African lap quilt

This quilt is made with all African or African-themed fabrics. I’ve been collecting these fabrics for years and got inspired by some new ones I found at a stash sale last month The pattern is ‘Carousel lap quilt’ from Kim Schaefer’s “Cozy Modern Quilts”.
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Patchwork Cottage

Tonight I finished the last border on my Patchwork Cottage quilt. Now on to the quilting. I plan to hand quilt it, probably over the winter.20160909_201809

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Quilt for Erica’s baby boy

Last month I organized a group quilt from our hiking group (affectionately called the Hiking Aunties) for the expected grandson of one of our hikers. The pattern was “Log Cabin Polka” from the book “Follow the Dots to Dazzling Quilts”. We presented it to Erica on August 16 at a baby shower for her.20160815_17561520160815_175630.jpg

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Noelle’s Jacket

Here is my completed jacket. Pattern is “Noelle’s Jacket” by Rag Merchant. For the fabric I used fat quarters from the Moda line Kashmir III.

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Patchwork Cottage progress

All the interest in my Patchwork Cottage post from October 2013 has propelled me to work on it again. I do tend to go from project to project and sometimes they get forgotten along the way. Anyhow, here’s my current progress report:

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Java

Finished this little quilt May 31, 2016 and forgot to post it. I started it in a class with Sandra Bruce in March of last year. She calls her technique “Material Matrix” and the pattern “Wake Up Cup”. It was fun to see it go togehter. (It looks better if you squint).20160531_173803 - Copy

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Flower Power

My Flower Power quilt top is completed. It measures 66″ wide by 76″ long. I started this quilt in August 2015. It was a block-of-the-month quilt at Sew Creative quilt shop in Ashland, Oregon using hand-dyed wool fabric appliqued on cottons. After a few months I decided to go it alone using the Kim Shaefer book “Flower Festival” and the Sue Spargo book “Creative Stitching” for the stitches. The corner insect blocks were designs in Becky Goldsmith & Linda Jenkins book “Applique Delights“. Lots of fun to applique. Now I’m trying to decide how to quilt it. I thought originally that I’d hand quilt it, but the flower blocks are double layers, so that might be difficult.

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