Mountain Lake

mt lake

Mountain Lake

This little quilt was inspired by a lake in Colorado.  I always enjoy picking out fabrics for these projects and this one was fun.  Mosaic piecing for almost all except the mountains and a few flowers.

Machine quilted by free motion designs.  This is a featured project in my book: “Mosaic Landscape Quilts”.

25″ x 19″

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.

Eureka Theater

A landmark building in Eureka Ca.  I just wanted to honor the memories in this painted whole cloth piece.  I chose to use a vintage film that was shown there with redwoods in the theme. The small quilt is machine quilted.

 

displayed at the Redwood Arts Assn show, August 2021.  Sold

As always, there is a sleeve sewn to the top back of the piece where a dowel can be inserted to aide in hanging.

Bailey 3

This has been a fun project, and I’ve needed to make multiples, hence the (3).

Painted image with lots of thread sewn to enhance the “fur”. Machine quilted.

12″ side x 16″ tall

Lakeside

I enjoyed painting this little scene we found while traveling.  I then used it as the cover of my second book called: “Fabric + Paint + Thread = Fabulous”

It’s been a favorite of mine.  22″ wide x 34″ tall

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.

Trinidad Lighthouse

This scene of the Trinidad Lighthouse was done using a picture before it was moved.  I loved the background of the Bay.

24″ wide x 17″ tall

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.

 

Barefoot at the Zoo

Barefoot at the Zoo quiltThis quilt was part of a challenge in our Fiber Art Group.

I loved how the children were having such a good time in the little wading area (shallow)

This quilt is finished with a faced edge.  It has a sleeve on the top back edge for easy hanging with a dowel or curtain rod.

Richardson’s Grove

Richardsons Grove
This quilt was made for a display of quilts called “Towering” (it won 2nd place!!). I always enjoy making forest quilts…(you probably noticed that).

Richardson's Grove award

California Beach

California Beach  13″ x 15″

Here’s a quilt I used in the demo on TheQuiltShow.com.  This one was partially quilted when Alex Anderson was learning about Mosaic piecing. She mentioned the piece of driftwood under the tulle.  That’s one of the advantages of having the tulle overlay.  You can put tiny things under it and quilt around them.

This is the completed quilt. I’m calling it California Beach – because of the California poppies in the foreground. After the show I completed the quilting and finished it up.  Now I’m offering it to you for a touch of beach for your home.

Below is another example for a class sample, with different flowers–not yet quilted.

 

mosaic sample

Row, Row

Row, Row   35″ x 35″

During a photo op at Woodley Island Marina, I spotted an old row boat.  Now I will admit that it was rather gray and weathered.  But my little red boat resembles it a bit in spirit.

The quilt is a bit odd in that I decided to do the water in organza, so it’s very light weight and the boat is cotton.  Probably not the best choice, but then experiments are a lot of what I do. :))

All wall quilts have a “sleeve” attached at the top back for easy hanging using a dowel, or curtain rod.

Deep Blue Sea

Cover Quilt of my first book

I LOVE the beach! Whenever we travel I just soak up the peaceful feelings as I view the splendor of creation.  This particular scene was in near a little town in Oregon.  I thought it might lend itself to my new “Mosaic” method.

This quilt was featured as a pattern in my first book “Mosaic Picture Quilts”. pub Martingale & Co. 2007

The quilts and all pattern material were sent to Martingale for pubishing and this is the quilt that they chose for the cover.  So it’s been seen far and wide-wherever quilt books are sold.

I decided recently to offer it for sale.

Mosaic picture quilts are made with many squares of cotton fabrics. Before the quilting process they are overlaid with fine netting (tulle). Machine quilted.

All wall quilts have a “sleeve” attached at the top back for easy hanging using a dowel, or curtain rod.