Tattoo Quilt

 This is an unusual quilt.  Back in September, I was working a quilt show, and was approached by Susan and her husband about the possibility of quilting a quilt for them that would be a Christmas gift.  First off, kudos to them for planning ahead!  The quilt will be going to live in a tattoo parlor, Hawthorne Ink, in Portland.  The skull designs are copied from tattoos the owner has, the center is a t-shirt, and I don't know where she found the 4 side photos.  The flame fabric used for piecing is perfect for the quilt, and we quilted it with a flame design with multicolored thread. 
While I personally don't have any tattoos, I'd kind of like to go and visit the shop just to see the quilt in it's new home.  Way cool Susan!

Flannel quilt


This is such an amazing quilt!  Designed by Chris who works at EE Schenk here in town.  Published in a magazine, and then pieced by JuliAnne who works at Quilter's Corner in Oak Grove.  (Great quilt shop should you get a chance to visit.) 

The quilt is made with several shades of batiks which gives it the 3 dimensional look.  It was quilted exclusively with 45 degree angles following the lines of piecing.  I used my 45 degree rulers from Linda Rech, and that made the process so much easier.  Still quite time consuming.  I believe that this quilt was on the frame for the 12 days right before Christmas.  Thankfully, I had my other Christmas sewing done by then.

Trip Around the World


Quilted with an edge to edge design called Clematis with and So Fine! thread in pale blue