Quilts

Here is a collection of most of the quilts I’ve made.  I don’t have a picture of the quilt I made my brother.  Once a gift quilt is done, I often get so excited about giving it, I forget to take a picture first!  For some of them I have a picture of the quilt in process, but not of it finished. And some of these are photos of photos.  I love looking at these – and wondering if I’ll make some of these again someday…

The first quilt I ever made, with scraps from my mom's scrap pile. I think I started this in the 5th or 6th grade, but didn't finish it till after college!

The first quilt I ever made, with scraps from my mom’s scrap pile. I think I started this in the 5th or 6th grade, but didn’t finish it till after college!

detail of my first quilt

detail of my first quilt

Flush with energy and excitement from my first quilt, this was my second quilt, a Double Irish Chain for my sister.

Flush with energy and excitement from my first quilt, this was my second quilt, a Double Irish Chain for my sister.

The next year I made a big quilt for my brother too. It was a variation on stacked coins – four or five rows of tiny squares set on point, all in flannel. I’ll get a picture of that one someday!
After these two big quilts I set off on a series of baby quilts for friends.

This is an apple baby quilt I made for my boss's first baby. The apples (made of hand-died fabric) are appliqued on.

This is an apple baby quilt I made for my boss’s first baby. The apples (made of hand-died fabric) are appliqued on.

A simple pinwheel quilt for a friend's first baby.  They were kind enough to send a photo since I had forgotten to take one!

A simple pinwheel quilt for a friend’s first baby. They were kind enough to send a photo since I had forgotten to take one!

This was an experiment with Celtic knot applique. The white squares are quilted with Celtic knot patterns. This was originally going to be a baby quilt, but I changed my mind and gave it to some other friends instead - seemed too fussy for a baby.

This was an experiment with Celtic knot applique. The white squares are quilted with Celtic knot patterns. This was originally going to be a baby quilt, but I changed my mind and gave it to some other friends instead – seemed too fussy for a baby.

Detail of the Celtic applique quilt.

Detail of the Celtic applique quilt.

Card Trick quilt for a friend's first baby.  The standout fabric is elephants and I love how colorful and playful this one turned out.

Card Trick quilt for a friend’s first baby. The standout fabric is elephants and I love how colorful and playful this one turned out.

Sailboat quilt for a friend's first baby.  Obviously forgot to take a picture when it was finished. I love, love, love this quilt!  It was finished in 2006.

Sailboat quilt for a friend’s first baby. Obviously forgot to take a picture when it was finished. I love, love, love this quilt! It was finished in 2006.

I had started grad school in the midst of working on the sailboat quilt, so it took me longer than quilts normally had. I finished it and didn’t start on another quilt for at least 2 years.  Well, I did sort of start a Tumbling Blocks quilt for my sister, but I didn’t really pick it up and work on it till almost a year after grad school. This is the only paper-pieced and hand-sewn quilt I’ve ever done – or probably ever will do!

Tumbling Blocks quilt for my sister and her new baby to come.

After this things start to get a little fuzzy about the “correct” order. I started making more quilts again and sometimes had a few going at once!

This is a sort of puffy pillow quilt I made for my new niece. Each square is a little puffy pillow.

This is a sort of puffy pillow quilt I made for my new niece. Each square is a little puffy pillow.

Detail and back of puffy quilt.

Detail and back of puffy quilt.

A green themed log cabin quilt for family member

A green themed log cabin quilt for family member

She likes frogs!

She likes frogs!

Finally I got around to making a quilt for my last sibling: a red and purple log cabin quilt.

Finally I got around to making a quilt for my last sibling: a red and purple log cabin quilt.

She loved it.

She loved it.

The first of several "stained glass" quilts - a pattern I love.

The first of several “stained glass” quilts – a pattern I love.

Circles quilt for a friend's baby.

Circles quilt for a friend’s baby.

A fun table runner for my mom's birthday.

A fun table runner for my mom’s birthday.

An enormous t-shirt quilt for my mother in law. Lots of work, but it turned out so well!

An enormous t-shirt quilt for my mother in law. Lots of work, but it turned out so well!

A fun pinwheel quilt for a friend's first baby.

A fun pinwheel quilt for a friend’s first baby.

A fun matching Christmas table runner for my mom.

A fun matching Christmas table runner for my mom.

Another circles baby quilt - for no one in particular. (It's up for sale.)

Another circles baby quilt – for no one in particular. (It’s up for sale.)

This is a little table top quilt I made for my husband with fabric he had picked out years earlier.

This is a little table top quilt I made for my husband with fabric he had picked out years earlier.

It looks nice on his bedside table.

It looks nice on his bedside table.

A fun quilt pattern for a friend's second baby. I'd love to make this pattern again.

A fun quilt pattern for a friend’s second baby. I’d love to make this pattern again.

Here it is finished.

Here it is finished.

A fun chevron pattern quilt (up for sale!)

A fun chevron pattern quilt (up for sale!)

The second stained glass quilt (still up for sale).

The second stained glass quilt (still up for sale).

This was a bit of an experiment: stacked coins in flannel. It's soft and snuggly, but I'm not sure about the color. A bit bland compared to what I normally do. (it's for sale too!)

This was a bit of an experiment: stacked coins in flannel. It’s soft and snuggly, but I’m not sure about the color. A bit bland compared to what I normally do. (it’s for sale too!)

I had a few of the pinwheel blocks left from the original baby quilt and enough to make just a couple more blocks. I put them together with a bunch of borders and got this lovely little baby quilt. (Up for sale!)

I had a few of the pinwheel blocks left from the original baby quilt and enough to make just a couple more blocks. I put them together with a bunch of borders and got this lovely little baby quilt. (Up for sale!)

This is a fun scrappy quilt. By now I had tons of scraps to use up!

This is a fun scrappy quilt. By now I had tons of scraps to use up!

Another small stained glass quilt.

Another small stained glass quilt.

I like to call this small quilt "The Ladybirds and the Bees." (Up for sale!)

I like to call this small quilt “The Ladybirds and the Bees.” (Up for sale!)

This is a pair of cute "chubby chicks" appliqued wall hangings.  Up for sale!

This is a pair of cute “chubby chicks” appliqued wall hangings. Up for sale!

Here's a detail of the quilting and their little feet. =)

Here’s a detail of the quilting and their little feet. =)

This was also a scrappy quilt, but I organized it to look like rainbow stripes. I love the bright colors.

This was also a scrappy quilt, but I organized it to look like rainbow stripes. I love the bright colors.

This is a quilt I made for us. I think I started it in 2008 or 09, but it was finally finished (binding sewn on) in April 2013! (This picture is in 2010 after the top was done - the binding is a dark blue and looks amazing.)

This is a quilt I made for us. I think I started it in 2008 or 09, but it was finally finished (binding sewn on) in April 2013! (This picture is in 2010 after the top was done – the binding is a dark blue and looks amazing.)

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