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Pyramid Art Quilt

This is my second attempt at an art quilt. My sister and her husband went to Egypt and took a picture of the pyramids and I took their picture and recreated it with fabric and thread. I used a light board to help build the pyramids, and once I had them attached to the quilt, I hung the picture for reference and added all the thread embellishment to give the picture its details and depth. This took me about 20 – 30 hours over the course of three weeks, and when it was done, I gave it to my sister and her husband as a wedding gift. This art quilt is 23″ x 35″. Please click on the picture for a bigger view to appreciate all the thread work on this quilt. Read the rest here -→

This is an art quilt I created from an image I saw in a Quilting Arts magazine. I used beer caps to make the flowers and the sun, a quilted “yo yo” for the flower and quilted the leaves to give it a 3D appearance. The flower on the left is made from 3 buttons stacked on top of each other and the stem is a zipper made for jeans. The background is a batik, and the grass is a batik fat quarter. The edges are raw edges with a zig zag stitch to keep it from fraying on the edges. The entire art quilt is 12 in. x 12 in. square. Without instruction, this little quilt took me about 4 hours over a couple of days to complete and I had a lot of fun doing it.

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Safari One Block Wonder Quilt (click on image to enlarge)

This is a One Block Wonder that I have been working on for about 2 years. This particular One Block Wonder won “Best In Show” at a local quilt retreat in November 2010. A One Block Wonder is a quilt made from one single fabric sheet. This particular fabric is of safari animals and had about a 20″ horizontal repeat. Six layers of the repeat are stacked on top of each other and then cut into 60 degree triangles so that you end up with 6 identical triangles that are then sewn together to give each individual block the look of a kaliedescope. Read the rest here -→

Playing with Crayons Crib Size Quilt

This is a baby quilt (crib size) I made for my nephew.  I made this in April of 2010 for their baby shower and it is the first quilt that I attempted entirely on my own. This is a pattern I found in a magazine that I fell in love with.  It is based off a drawing a little girl did of her trip to the playground, and her grandmother interpreted it into fabric.   Read the rest here -→