"I Spy" by Jeannine

First, what's not to love about I spy quilts?  Lots of really fun fabrics, and things to look for.

 Then add prairie points around the border for even more fun.
 Not to mention great fabrics like dragons,
 Star Trek,

and Barbara Lavallee.  (I love her work!)  Not included in the photo, lots of Alaska prints since that's where Jeannine is from, so fish, whales.  Many dogs and cats (I've never met her, but I think we'd get along great), and I even found several fabrics that I have in my own stash.

Sarah's first quilt

This may be her first quilt, but I don't think it's going to be her last.  Sarah's parents gave her a sewing machine, so she made them a quilt for Christmas (Shh!  Don't tell!)  The colors are much more accurate in the full quilt photo.  Burgundy, black, grey and cream.  Masculine and feminine at the same time.  Quilted with the "Florence" panto.  They are going to love it!

Julie's dresses and her husband's ties

Another great idea.  Take your husband's silk ties, and your dresses and make them into a great scrappy quilt.  Julie interfaced all the silks to make them more stable. 
 Quilted with molar feathers and continuous curves.

Rainbow strips by Jeannine.

 Now why didn't I think of this?  Take your 2 1/2" wide strips and make a block that is 1/2 black and white, and the other half focuses on a color.  Make 4, and end up with a diamond shape in the middle.  What fun!  The backing of this is a dark print with multi colored circles on it, so I ended up quilting it with white thread because white goes with everything, and then the Vanilla Cream panto.

Wonky log Cabin by Jeannine

Here is the first one that I finished for Jeannine.  She didn't specify anything in regards to how to quilt her quilts, but when I saw the backing fabric had owls on it, I thought that pantograph would be perfect.  Really a fun quilt, and I can see doing something like this in the future with my scraps.

Christmas Storm at Sea by Jeannine

Although Jeannine and I have never met, she sent me four lovely quilt tops to help her finish.  This is actually the 3rd one I've done, and each has been more fun than the last.

 Quilted with the "A Gentle Snowfall" panto, and a variegate thread that had gold, green and red in it.  Too perfect not to use.
A surprise on the back!

Christmas Storm at Sea by Jeannine

 Cindy found a bunch of blocks at a garage sale, and incorporated those into the back of this quilt.  Which I then foolishly didn't photograph!  Then made a quilt top from 2930's prints to go on the top.  Quilted with Baptist Fans, and appropriate design for that era of fabrics.

1930's blocks rescued by Cindy

 Cindy found a bunch of blocks at a garage sale, and incorporated those into the back of this quilt.  Which I then foolishly didn't photograph!  Then made a quilt top from 2930's prints to go on the top.  Quilted with Baptist Fans, and appropriate design for that era of fabrics.

Two picnic quilts by Claire

Claire made these two quilts for friends as "picnic quilts".  Both have a water resistant fabric on the back to keep moisture from seeping through.  Never worked with that before as a quilt backing, but my wonderful APQS machine went right through it.  Gotta love APQS!

Ranger baseball fundraiser by Pat

Quilted with the "baseball fun" panto.

"Hope for the Forest" by me

Because of the Eagle Creek fire in summer 2017, I decided to make this quilt.  Start with a panel of trees, and add Star of Hope blocks with fabrics from my stash that represent things you might see in the Columbia River Gorge.  Fish, wildlife, leaves and plants.  Quilted with the "Log Cabin" panto.
Donated to the Cascade Locks Fire and Rescue as a potential fund raiser.  I hope that this helps their community.

Embroidered squares by Torgi

Another lady who's handwork I admire is Torgi.  To have the patience to make all these pretty blocks out of embroidery.  Stunning!

"Animal Farm" by Leigh

I love the sheep!

Pretty batiks by Marni

Marni actually made two of the same quilt tops, and then used the second for the backing.  I think the pattern is called Carpenter's Star, but I'm not sure.  Quilted with Lorien's Dragons panto.  Very fun.

Cross Fit T-shirts for Janet

Janet brought me the quilt top already pieced, so I only needed to quilt and bind it for her to be finished.  I'd admire cross fit followers, but I think I'll stick with my bike.

Christmas panel by Carol

 I think that this is the first edge to edge quilt that I have ever quilted for Carol.   Start with a center panel, add borders.  Quilt with a bright gold thread and a Christmas pantograph, and you're ready to decorate for the holidays.

"I Spy" for the police

One of those quick and easy quilts where you grab a stack of 6" squares.  Or allegedly 6" squares.  Some where much larger, others smaller.  I tried  to stick with a theme of things that kids would enjoy finding.  Dots, animals, whatever grabbed my fancy.

Noah's Ark by Sharyle

Here's a sweet baby quilt for Mr. Noah who was born the day that Sharyle dropped off the quilt top.  Quilted with "Wavy Raindrops" panto, how perfect!

"Pretty Ladies" by Cindy's grandmother.

 Another amazing hand pieced, hand appliqued, hand embroidered quilt by Grandma. 
 Feathers in the sashing strips and continuous curves in the cornerstones.

Tight background fill of peacock feather meander to let their skirts puff up.  I think this is my favorite dress fabric because it reminds me oh so vaugely of a doll dress that my grandmother Esther Turner made for my aunt Helen Turner, and which I have been able to inherit.

Butterflies by Cindy's Grandmother

 What a lovely quilt this is.  Cindy's grandmother made it in probably the 1970's.  All of the quilt top is made by hand.  Hand pieced, hand embroidered, hand appliqued butterflies.  This will be a gift for Cindy's brother. 
 Each block has a butterfly in the center, then embroidery designs in each corner.  Some of them are initials and birth dates of signficant family members.

 Then there's this one.  We've got a rooster, a chicken, a mouse and a Christmas candle?  Hmm.  Wonder what the connection is there.

 Love the design of the butterflies that makes large "eyes".

 Ran out of thread, or time in embroidering the date.

 This design has the word "cancer" stamped on it.
An example of her hand piecing.