Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Chair, Part 2



A regular office chair, torn Naugahyde, rusted legs, transformed. Seat and back are magenta and black faux leopard print fur, trim is chrome yellow polyester. Naturally shed antlers are painted with 2 coats primer, 2 coats latex paint.
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Sunday, September 7, 2008

Bubbles!


The soothing blues and greens of this quilt ease the Summer heat. The bubbles in the border contrast and soften the hard edged blocks in the center. The quilted circles tie the quilt together. Quilt is %100 cotton, polyester batted, hand appliqued, machine pieced center, hand quilted. Bunny comes out to play. Quilt is 40 x 52 inches, and was donated to my church for use as a fund raiser at the Holiday Bazaar. (Click on quilt to enlarge picture)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

And now for something completely different


I go where my flights of fancy take me, and this past week they took me to my co-worker's chair. The seat and back are velvet, the accent is satin, the beads are glass. I can upholster any chair for you in the fabrics you love, with the accents that tickle your fancy. (Click on photos to enlarge)

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Daisies and Ladybugs

This quilt was the second of two made for twins, a boy and a girl. Daisies appliqued' on along with embroidered Ladybugs, one stuffed and partially hiding behind a flower. Black and white gingham boarders the quilt, 100% cotton, poly batting. Quilt measures 45"x54".
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Monday, July 21, 2008

Adam's Quilt



Adam is a boy with Juvenile Diabetes. He is almost seven years old and has had to deal with this disease for over a year now. This quilt was designed to show what Adam's favorite things are, and will be displayed this week in Orlando, Florida at the Children with Diabetes conference. It will then go on display in Washington, DC, where it will be displayed each year to raise awareness about this illness.

http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/activities/orlando2008/report-thur.htm

Quilt is 36"x36", 100%cotton, polyester batting, hand applique, hand embroidered, hand quilted. Fish, Soccer Ball, and Fire are 3-D, coming out of the plane. Tent flaps work. (Click images to enlarge)

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Three Amigos


These three friends were made together to take advantage of scale, and not knowing which the client wanted.

Polyester batting, 100% cotton front and back, 45x45 inches, hand tied. $75 ea.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Hanukkah in July


A friend of mine asked if I could make Hanukkah Socks, like the ones he had when he was a boy. I said I'd try.

Here are my versions of Hanukkah Socks, may they hold all the sweets and little gifts your little ones dream of.

Socks are velour, lined, and silver braid or long faux fur decorated. Size is 11 inches long, 5.5 inches wide. They have loops for hanging, and are available for $25 each.

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Friday, June 27, 2008

Sea Horse




Sea Horse quilt finished. It is quilted, embroidered, pieced, appliqu├ęd, and has a sea horse tucked in behind the sea grass. The oyster has a white satin pearl, the coral has polyps, the fish have gills. It measures 50 x 65 inches. Quilt is sold.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Double Irish Horse Chain


This quilt was a little more difficult, the fabric was very specifically chosen. It had to be cut exactly, with the horse groupings all going in correct position, centered in each of the fields of the quilt. Instead of a bunny in the pocket, there is a horse with crocheted tail, mane, and hooves. Quilt is sold
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Friday, June 20, 2008

Variation of Double Irish Chain


Here is another Bunny take on a traditional pattern, the Double Irish Chain. He's held in gently by the chains, coming out to play when baby wants.
One hundred percent cotton, tied, polyester batting.
Quilt is available for $125.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Another view of the Queen Size quilt



This is a closer view of the queen-sized quilt, more detail in the center spiderwebs. You can see the .5 inch strips gradation in color that makes it look almost like a kaleidoscope.
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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Colors of Summer



I call this one Sherbet Pinwheel. Muted yellow flowers, pink and white butterflies, with solid yellow in the frames. 44x55 inches, quilt is a gift. (Click to enlarge)

Friday, June 6, 2008

FLW Quilt

This is one of two quilts made for twins, a boy and a girl, that had to coordinate with each other, but not be the same. They had to go with the layette set, but not match exactly. This one I named the Frank Lloyd Wright quilt, and was for the boy. It has a ladybug in the pocket instead of a bunny. The wings are floppy, and have the spots embroidered on them, the bug also has floppy antennas but does not have legs.
Quilt is sold (Click on image to enlarge)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

American Bunny


This is a closeup of one of my most popular quilts, American Bunny. The front and back are 100% cotton, the batting is polyester. The bunnies come out of their pockets to be cuddled and loved, and are machine washable and dryable for those times when they are loved a bit too much. The colors can be alternated to make it more blue, red, or white. Size is approximately 45" square. They are available for $125.
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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Queen size, one step at a time.


I started this quilt, the center spiderwebs, and then put it down for 12 years. Picked it up again, and finished it, using 4 of the 12 year old webs for the corners.
Quilt is a gift.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Detail of Starfish Quilt (2)


I wanted a lobster scavenging along the bottom, but it couldn't be a Maine lobster. I had to go through page after page of images on the google to find this little guy, he's one of the only living things I've ever put eyes on.
Quilt is sold.
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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Detail of Starfish Quilt


I thought up these anemones first, with their little feelers all around, feeding, guiding the plankton to the center of the disc. Quilt is sold.
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The birth of Pinkears.

And so it begins.