This was started in Jenny Raymond’s “Sunset Over Keukenhoff Garden” workshop that she did as winner of the Jewel Pierce Patterson Scholarship. It was in her 2005 display at the Houston International Quilt Festival. I call it my ‘back door’ quilt as it did not have to be judged to get in Houston.
The body of the quilt was a result of a class and a challenge to use string piecing. The reverse applique corners and triangles were a challenge for myself. I got it all together and it just died until I learned about “zingers.” In this case, the thin orange inner border. But, it still called
At the 2001 Houston Quilt Festival, I walked up to Maggie Walker, designer of this pattern, and said,”Hello, I’m Linda Walker Miles,” to which she said, “Hello, I’m Maggie Walker M…” and that she wanted to see my quilt. The blocks had been done for over a year when we spoke and I finally finished
This was supposed to be a quilt for my best friend from junior and senior high school, who I saw for the first time in 37 years the summer of 2003. The Indian Paintbrush represents Texas and the green the lushness of Florida. I have the negative of the Hawaiian style cut center , so
When I saw the blue challenge fabric, I knew exactly which quilt I wanted to make. I had bought the New Zealand Quilter magazine because I fell in love with the cover quilt, Donna Ward’s “Dreaming of Hawaii.” It took me awhile to get a hold of her, but I got Donna’s permission to put
Cabin in the Woods is the result of a (S)crap Bag Challenge in our PlanB group. I misunderstood the instructions. I thought that we had to use 75% of each piece in the bag , when it was 75% of all that was in the bag. I strained and struggled and probably cursed at bit,
From the WSJ: Truckers Spend Off Hours in Stitches 3/29 With less to haul and more down time, some big-rig drivers are picking up new hobbies. But the world of trucking isn’t always conducive to sewing and quilting.
“The mind is a terrible thing to loose.” I made this Lisa D. Schiller quilt in 2004, as a sample for my machine applique classes at HoneyBee Quilt Store. Can’t for the life of me remember what it’s called
We are a family of cat lovers, so I had to make this Laurel Burch design for my oldest daughter’s son , Hudson. Made in 2006