Two t-shirts by Kelly

 Kelly had the tops pieced, all I needed to do was quilt and bind them for her.
 Since I only have 2 older brothers, I must be both the good Sister and the evil one.  Sometimes at the same time!

 I think she's a fan of Disneyland.  The Snow White shirt below screams my name!

'April In Paris" by me

Officer Tori asked me to make a quilt for her daughter's high school fund raiser.  There were some leftovers, so I stored them for a while.  Finally cut them into squares, then into half square triangles and added some leftover flag fabric that had been sitting around.  Add leftover wool batting in pieces, and quilt it with gold thread and the April In Paris panto (Eiffel towers and loops).  I will drop it off at East Precinct  for her. 

"Bow Ties" by me

 Back in 2016, we were riding "Reach the Beach".  A fund raiser bike ride for the American Lung Association.  (If you'd like to support me for the 2018 ride, please let me know!)  The group of us were riding along, and met up with Michael who was riding his first century ride.  He joined our paceline, and we got to talking throughout the ride.  In 2017, we were getting ready to start out on the same ride, and who should we run into, but Michael!  We're facebook friends, but otherwise, only "once a year friends".  The ones that you only see one time per year.  Michael said that he and his husband planned to get pregnant in the coming year, with their first daughter.  Of course she will need a quilt!
 What better design for this new and growing family than a bow tie block?  Even more fun when I found pink bow tie fabric!
Quilted with a pantograph of bikes since that's how I got to know Michael.   Yes, I'll be seeing him again in May for RTB.  Our once a year friendship continues.

Grey and white with flower applique by Pat


This quilt is HUGE!  90"x103".Made by Pat for a friend.  I love the applique, but nothing I would ever attempt.  Quilted with swirls to match the design in the fabric, and then some additional stitching done on the applique to hold it down.  Fun!

Pineapple blocks by Linda



Linda mentioned that she made this quilt "when I was still teaching".  Not sure of the year, but I did find a few fabrics in this quilt top that are in my stash as well.  I love pink and yellow, it's so soft and feminine.  Perfect for her grand-daughter.

"Owls" by Sara




 I love this quilt!  Sara always comes up with such sweet applique quilts.  The owls were SID, then I added "Wood Grain" in the limbs of the tree,

And "veins" in the leaves. Such fun!  Also puffy clouds in the sky background.

"Irish Chain" by Janette


Janette's first quilt!  Hurray!  Well done, beautifully pieced, and you can't go wrong with blue in my book. 
Quilted with the "Kay's Shamrock" panto, and a very appropriate choice for an Irish Chain quilt.  Lovely.

"Nativity #5" by Michael

Given my recent foray into paper piecing, I am astounded that Michael has even attempted one of these quilts, let alone 5!  The man is amazing.

"Fleece" by Michael

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 My mother used to say that my father could do "anything she set her mind to", and I think that Michael may feel the same way about my quilting abilities. Start with two fleece pieces, and then quilt them together with a football theme panto.  Fleece stretches a lot, so this was a bit of a challenge, but I hope that Michael and his brother, the future recipient, will be pleased.



"Flowers" by Shayrle

This quilt will go to the daughter of a friend of Shayrle's  I think the squares were part of a panel, but the border and sashing is all one ombre fabric.  Nice job on the planning and cutting there Sharyle.

"Cars" by Sharyle

Sharyle had a special request from her grand-daughter for a Cars quilt for her birthday.  Thankfully, Sharyle still had a panel in her stash. 
I love the pinwheels on the "tires" in the border.

"Cowboy Way"

A new pantograph, purchased for and used for the Rodeo quilt for Feather Your Nest.

"Hexagons" by Carol

Carol came to me through our mutual friend Xande.    The quilt is Carol's design. and is made up of lots and lots of little triangles.   Carol further told me that it was Xande's idea to cut the hexagons and add the gold bars because the quilt was "so brown" without them.  I love how it turned out, and I really love the gold thread on the black background.  Way cool!


"Rodeo" by Feather Your Nest


I think that I found Feather Your Nest, when we were on a bike ride.  As I recall, it was a century ride, so no time to stop and shop, but we of course returned!

This quilt will be auctioned off on the Facebook page of Feather Your Nest as a fund raiser for a young woman who competes in rodeos.  Best of luck to her and be sure and visit the shop in downtown Gresham, and on FB.

"Stars" by Leight




"Roosters" by Leigh


The picture on the right above is a much better representation of the colors than on the right, but that's how it turned out.  Sorry Leigh.

Leigh called this one "Roosters", but I have decided that the name of the quilt is "Cluckers".  Feathers behind the birds to represent tail feathers.  Too fun!

Kid's messages from Lisa