Bears Paw Flannel|
Bears Paw Flannel - Unfinished; machine pieced; 100% cotton flannel. I started this quilt as a "nap" quilt, but it grew and grew and grew ~ it's queen size now! It was a tribute to the bear that frequently visited our home in PA; he was very fond of the birdseed in our birdfeeders. It still needs to be quilted. I enjoyed working with the flannel and the Bears Paw block was relatively simple to make.01/28/04 Update - I'm making progress with this quilt! It has now been quilted and just needs the binding.
Bevy of Baskets
Bevy of Baskets - 55" x 55"; machine pieced and hand quilted; 100% cotton. I was inspired to make this basket block after watching a "Simply Quilts" episode in which it was demonstrated. I tried to get out of my fabric rut (always using my favorite colors) and used a wide variety of fabrics from my stash. I found the hand quilting to be quite peaceful, though certainly time consuming. I like to look at this quilt and see the secondary patterns that emerge.
Braided Flag - 42" x 42"; machine pieced and quilted; 100% cotton. This quilt was a class project at the VT Quilt Festival in June 2001 taught by John Flynn. The project was challenging. An accurate 1/4" seam is a must. Well worth the effort. Braided Boarders book available through John Flynn's website -
Christmas Wreath - 38" square; machine pieced and quilted; 100% cotton. This wall hanging is made from a Thimbleberries pattern - Country Wreath by Lynette Jensen. You could change the color scheme of the fabrics and make a lovely wall hanging for any season.
A gift to a cousin for her 60th birthday, this quilt is named Life's Journey. The center blocks are traditional Drunkard's Path blocks which in this case, signify the different paths we travel in life. The center of the quilt is surrounded by Friendship Star blocks to signify the many friends my cousin is always surrounded by on her "Life's Journey". The center of this quilt is the basis for our Quilter's Workshop May 30- June 1, 2003.
"Spring Fling" is a twist on the traditional Drunkard's Path block using the technique from the book STRIPS 'n Curves by Louisa L. Smith. It measures 39"x 31 3/4". This quilt is a cure for the Winter Blues. You cut your pieces from a strip set with fabric that graduates in color. Play with your pieces until you find a pattern that pleases you. Machine pieced and quilted by Kim Seymour, Weston, VT, January, 2003.