Baby quilt with appliques

Isn't this sweet?  Fun and easy applique designs to provide the design for the baby quilt.  Simply quilted with SID around all the shapes.  Lucky baby!

Dad's memory quilt for Lindsay

 Lindsay has had me make several quilts for her, but this one was probably the hardest.  Her father passed away, so we incorporated logos from several of his golf shirts within the quilt.  The pattern is "Fascinated by Monet" with red, white, black and white and grey fabics.

Hand appliqued stars by Leigh

I love to do hand work, but I'm not that dedicated.  (Leigh thinks I'm crazy for hand quilting a queen quilt.  Too each their own!)  The larger blocks measure approx. 9" across, and the smaller ones are half that size.  I don't even want to try to count how many stars there are in it.
Each large star was outlined by approx. 1/4" from the edge, as well as stitching in the ditch around the stars, and the center circle.  The small stars were only stitched in the ditch around the outside.  Truly lovely handwork.

Sunset on the Garden by Judy

Patriotic stars for Tom

At least I have someone to "blame" for this quilt.  My friend Mia, friend from college, was researching wedding music for her daughter.  She then came across a book called "Murder By Music", The Wedding Quilt.", written by Barbara Graham.  She emailed me the title because I love music, and quilts, so I went to look for it at the library.  Hmm.  Looks interesting, so checked it out.  While driving home, and at a stop light, I started to thumb through it, and found that not only is it a novel, but there's also a mystery quilt pattern included!  Yes, I've read at least one more of her books, and I think I have #3 checked out now.  All with mystery quilt patterns in them.  This one started with a specific quantity of what would turn out to be the background fabric, so I just pulled whatever I had where there was enough fabric to start with.  Then I added the solids to coordinate with the print background. 

Since the quilt was so patriotic to begin with I used the "Where Eagles Dare" panto.  This one went to the Multnomah County Sheriff's officer I found sitting and doing paper work in his patrol car next to me.  Always fun to surprise the officer and offer them something nice.