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Blooming Nine Patch
Blooming Nine Patch.
2012. This is my version of a Blooming Nine Patch from the book Tradition with a Twist by Dalene Young-Stone. The center is a flower and around the outside is the garden floor. My long-arm quilter did a wonderful job of customizing the quilting - changing thread color to highlight the personality and my piecing.
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Ashlee's Hearts
Ashlee's Hearts.
2000. Made for my niece Ashlee in the style of the pattern Raggedy Hearts and Stars.
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Johnson Retirement Quilt
Johnson Retirement Quilt.
2004 Made to honor the retirement of a Coast Guard buddy. This is my one and only king sized quilt - it's HUGE! And, I didn't even do the quilting! Machine Quilted by Leslie Guzman at the Finished Quilt.
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Batik Square Knot
Batik Square Knot
2002 & 2003. Quilts made using Lazy Girl pattern #300 SquareKnots
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Vestibule
Vestibule
1998. Made by Carolyn Griffin, quilted by Laura Lee Fritz, from the collection of Richard Kluckhohn. A wonderful quilt of sail boats and sea life. Every blue square was quilted by Laura Lee with a different sea life picture (crabs, birds, fish, whales...)
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Tree Frog
Tree Frog Quilt.
Made as a challenge with my first quilting group. We each brought to a meeting a fat quarter of one fabric for each other member. This is what I created out of my stash and the original nine fabrics.
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Red and White Rescue
Red and White Rescue.
1994-1999. I rescued a 1920's top someone else had made into a comforter. I took the comforter apart and restitched the top's seams by hand. Next I spent four years hand quilting. This won a ribbon for the quilting and the "Legacy in Stitches" award at Kaleidoscope of Quilts 1999 in Toledo, Ohio.
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Fishy Vest
Fishy Vest.
1996. My first try at design. Random pieced strips were applied to a foundation that was later super-stitched for texture.
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Giant Bow Ties
Giant Bow Ties.
1994. These 12" and 6" bow ties were sewn using my serger. They were so fast I made two queen sized quilts and pieced the borders. Machine quilted by Laura Lee Fritz.
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Hong Kong Vest
Hong Kong Vest.
2001. Right front fabric is woven. Left front is cut through with the cut out pieces fused to the lining. Both sides are super-stitched and then washed to "shrink wrap" the fabric and add texture.
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Foley Orchid Cascade
Foley Orchid Cascade
2002. Made for the Gathering of Quilters, Toledo OH Annual Wall Quilt Auction. This quilt won my two favorite ribbons - Best Use of Color and a Viewers' Choice. Fanciful quilting in the borders are of multi-colored orchids.


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