Henry's quilt by Henry and Mary




Henry is Mary's grandson, and he pieced these blocks himself when he was between the ages of 6 and 7 years.  Wow.  I'm pretty sure I couldn't have done this at that age!  Henry chose the fabrics, and I am pretty sure that Mary cut them out for him.  Well done to both!


Quilted with the Cumulus panto

Reindeer panel by Cindy

Start with a panel of a reindeer.

Add borders, and more borders

Quilt with Christmas Whimsy panto.  Tah Dah!  Christmas quilt is ready.

Tori's Turtles

How many people do you know how travel to another area (Hawaii) and bring back fabric to a near stranger?  Lucky me, I'm the recipient.  Officer Tori of the Portland Police traveled to Hawaii in May, 2017 with her mother.  When she returned, she brought me this great turtle panel, and the orange in the border.  I added some blocks, and quilted it, and gave it back to an officer.  He said he'd make sure that Tori gets it, but it will go to someone who needs it eventually.  Thank you Officer Tori, the two Officer's I spoke with yesterday, and all of the officers who put their lives on the line for us each and every day..

I added some detail to the turtles to make them dimensional, and then a water meander in the background.

The block is called "Right and left".  I alternated using the shell fabric and the purple as the focus fabric, and then alternated the blocks around the quilt.

Irish Chain by Sue's Mom


Sue's mom made the quilt top, or at least started it.  Sue and with a little help from her friend Carol (who referred her to me) got the top finished.  Quilted with the Heart Attack panto, an ready to go to Sue's niece.

Xande's books

Start with a panel the represents where the baby lives.  Add a frame, as though looking through a window.  Add shelves, and of course shelves need books, and games and cats!  Which look like the books mama had as a child.


Sorry, someone forgot to turn the photos.  Kitty is actually reaching up for the spider.

And the fish are not spilling out of the fishbowl

favorite books from mom's childhood

The panel that started it all.

Games an "action figures" on the shelves.

Updating the panto list

 Some of these may be new, others old, but making sure that the whole collection is online.  (Finally!)

Bunny Hop

April In Paris

American Flyer

A Gentle Snowfall

Dandelion (but looks like spiders to me)




Dizzy Bees

Tubby Duckies

Lorien's Dragons


Jacob's Other Ladder

Dove of Peace

Up and Away

Awesome Ocean is a great title for this quilt.  Look at all those wonderful sea creatures!
 An Argyle Octopus.  What's not to love?!
 And a polka dotted whale.
 According to Michael, the pattern calls this animal a Manatee.  Those of us from the Pacific Northwest should be able to clearly identify that this is in fact a Sea Otter.  Or maybe a River Otter.
 An Angel Fish with bubbles coming from his mouth, with the head of a Seahorse underneath and some algae next to them both.
 A Clown fish

A tortoise and a puffer fish.  Thanks to all the Disney movies about "Finding ......." I'm able to ID these critters.

All of the animals were SID and then echoed.  The background fill is bubbles.

Baby animals by Pat


"Ack!  The baby shower is coming soon!"  Or words to that effect from Pat.  Threw this one on, and whipped it out before heading to work.

Quilted with the chicken wire panto, how appropriate for a collection of baby animals.  Welcome new baby!

Amanda's Modern Log Cabin

Isn't this a cool design? 

 Lots of different variations on a log cabin block, or at least that's my interpretation.  Quilted with an edge to edge design of zig zags where every other row was skipped.



Stars for nephew Thomas by Pat.

The one above is a "before".  I had it hanging up seeking inspiration.  Something must have worked because I am thrilled with how it turned out.  Pat's pretty pleased too. 
Hard to see much difference in the after, but take a look at the detail shots below.
 The back.

 All that lovely white space just crying for quilting!  Did a lot of echoing lines to start with, that broke down the areas quite a bit.


 No, this isn't two different quilts.  There's a white strip down the back.
Love how the quilting really shows on the backing..