Garden Green

Garden Green   Hen & Chickens

42″ wide x 52″ tall

I took a photo of this plant in the garden and decided to paint a quilt top.  I used some extra stitching to emphasize each leaf.  It is machine free motion quilted and I added tiny piping to the shaped bottom edge.

This quilt was juried into the American Quilt Soc. Paducah KY show.

All wall quilts have a sleeve attached to the top back.  This is used to insert a slat, dowel, or curtain rod for ease of hanging.

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus

39″ wide x 54″ tall

In addition to redwoods in our region, we have groves of Eucalyptus trees, so I decided to try a quilt of them.  This is a pieced background with the center area painted.  The trees are then painted over the pieced area.  Sort of an unusual method for me, but then I’m always experimenting.

All wall quilts have a sleeve attached to the top back.  This is used to insert a slat, dowel, or curtain rod for ease of hanging.

 

Ruffled Pink Begonia

Ruffled Pink Begonia

48″ x 34″ tall

Image is painted onto white fabric and then enhanced with stitching.

I’ve enjoyed using this method to make floral quilts.

All wall quilts have a sleeve attached to the top back.  This is used to insert a slat, dowel, or curtain rod for ease of hanging.

Beach Floral

Beach Floral

19″ x 33″

Inspired by our lovely rocky Pacific Coast.  This is a Mosaic Picture Quilt, with addition of a few shaped areas. It is covered with sparkling tulle and embellished with some rocks, beads, and lots of thread.  Machine quilted.

All wall quilts have a sleeve attached to the top back.  This is used to insert a slat, dowel, or curtain rod for ease of hanging.

Alaska

Alaska

43″ wide x 53″ tall

Inspired by a photo taken on an anniversary cruise.

Mosaic Picture piecing, using many printed fabrics.

All wall hanging quilts have a “sleeve” attached at the top back.  This is used to insert a slat or curtain rod, for easy hanging.

Sweet as Cherries

Sweet as Cherries

Sweet as Cherries  40″ x 32″

Inspired by photo taken by my husband in Yakima, WA.  We enjoyed visiting our friends and their abundant orchard.

Painted background and leaves. Commercial fabrics for appliqued cherries.   Heavily quilted.

All wall quilts have a sleeve at the top back for ease of hanging.

Old Round Barn

Old Barn

The “Old Round Barn” in Loleta, CA measures 28″ tall x 38″ wide. I made one prior project for my friend that was fun.  I decided to make this smaller version for myself.  The sky is painted.  The barn is as well and then thread added to give some detail then it is appliqued to the overall picture.  The foreground is a collage of many grassy prints.  The quilt is machine quilted with many various colors of threads which add details to the art piece.

A sleeve is sewn to the top back of the quilt for ease of hanging on a wall.

 

 

Sequoia Trails

Sequoia Trails

Total size of canvas 24″ x 48″

I enjoyed making this small quilt and adding it to a wrapped canvas painting. The quilt is mosaic picture pieced with an overlay of nylon tulle, Tiny piping and binding complete the quilt edge. The edges of the canvas are painted to extend the scene with acrylic paints.

It will be easy to hang from a wire.

Golden Memories

Memory of our staycation when our kids visited from the Midwest.  This is the backyard of our vacation rental.

The quilt has a hanging sleeve on the top back for ease of hanging.

On exhibit at the Humboldt County Regional Airport

37″ x 56″

Trinidad Sunset

Thomas Barn

I recently made a small quilt for friends. It’s a barn of the past.

22″ wide x 16″ tall

The boughs on the tree are constructed of Superior thread, using a water soluble stabilizer, and a layer of tulle.  I enjoy using this method to  make the boughs look more realistic.