Charity Quilts

Our guild is collecting baby quilts for Our Lady of Grace.  The quilts will go to pregnant or parenting teens.  I’ve made a boy and girl’s version.  I went a little overboard with the quilting, what else is new, but hopefully whoever gets them will like them.






They look so cute together:

Baby Leah’s Quilt

I just love the colours in this quilt….so girly. It was fully custom quilted to enhance the piecing.
I used a stylized feather in the lighter triangles to push them into the background and have the brighter triangles pop forward.
I did dense quilting in the white background to enhance the 3d effect of the trapunto hearts even more.
You can really see the free motion quilting on the back.

Susan’s BOM


Once again this quilting job morphed from a simple edge to edge design to fully custom quilted. I’m so glad that it did. While it would have looked just fine with a simple E2E design, I think the custom quilting really made it sing.

Susan wasn’t particularly in love with the pieced blocks so she didn’t want the quilting to emphasize them. She gave me full control to do whatever I wanted so I went a little crazy. I went through a ton of thread but I think the end result was worth it.  I just love how quilting adds such texture and depth to a quilt top.

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This is one of those quilts where the FMQ looks great on the front and the back.




High Tea


Another very densely custom quilted finish.  First I just did this design in pink and I was happy with it and moved on to quilting the sashing.


Once I finished quilting the sashing I decided that I needed to add a little more quilting.  I came back in with orange thread and added the inner petals filled in with pebbles. Still not satisfied I added the inner orange loops.


Then I decided to fill the orange loops with thread to give it more dimension. I was happy with the final design so I advance the quilt and moved on to the next section.. Then I got the bright idea to do some dense quilting in the background to allow the design to really pop forward. I lost track of how much time I put into the FMQ in the 15 white squares but it was substantial.



The Quilt that keeps on giving

Batik Beauty

Batik Beauty 109″ x 109″

I donated this kingsize Batik quilt to be used at a silent auction fundraiser for The Bockman Foundation. It is a non-profit charity that helps people with spinal cord injuries.   I got a email informing me that the quilt sold for $600. I then found out that the people who bought the quilt re-donated it to another silent auction fundraiser for a family with 3 kids that just lost their father.  I couldn’t be happier.  I hope that my quilt brings at least another $600 for that family.

I just did a free hand edge to edge swirl design in the body and some custom quilting in the set in triangles and border.



Jana’s Wedding Quilt

This is large kingsize quilt with full custom quilting. It is comprised of forty nine 12 inch blocks and 3 borders.  There are 24 house blocks with lots of stitch in the ditch around the houses and then a fairly densely quilted background.  There is an additional 25 plain blocks with intense custom quilting.



Here are close-ups of some of the blocks:

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