4 flannel baby quilts by Michael

This blue and green one is quilted with "Ladybug Dance"
 Here we have "Dizzy Bees"

 "Bunny Hop"  Love their little cotton ball tails!



Dinosaurs by Michael

What a great idea.  Start with a large print that you really don't want to cut up because you'd lose the effect.  Turn it into rows, and sash them,  Add a center pieced strip for interest.  It's a quilt top!

 And what would be better for the quilting design than the "dinosaurs" panto?  Quilt backing is black, but the green thread really showed up.

Basketballs by Michael

 Another Camp Erin one.  Start with a theme fabric of basketballs.  Add other colors from where you started.  Piece the same block,  a churn dash, but then rearrange the colors in it several different ways and you get so many different looking blocks! 

Quilted with freehand flames.  Seemed appropriate with the basketballs and the "fire" in the fabrics.



Checkerboard rail fence by Michael

Camp Erin quilt time again!  Michael usually makes several quilts to give to the Camp Erin, a camp for kids with cancer run through Providence.

I love this quilt because he's taken so many truly random fabrics and then stitched them together in rail fence blocks.  But the addition of the checkerboards that gives your eye a place to rest makes the quilt.  Quilted with the "Dandelion" panto, but I still call it the "Spider" panto because that's what it looks like to me.

Thimbleberries by Michael

 Michael has some great friends.  One of them gave him this quilt.  All the fabrics, including the backing and the directions to make the quilt.  FYI, Thimbleberries is not an inexpensive pattern, so this was quite a gift!
 Feathered wreaths in the centers, continuous curves in the piecing and a simple swirly meander to complete the background.


"Hot Lava" by Laura for Kathy

The pattern is called "Hot Lava", but with the cool purples, blues and grey background, it is quite soothing to me.  Pieced by Laura for her daughter Kathy
This quilt really needed an edge to edge design to just move across the quilt top and hold it all together.  Kathy chose Wisteria Lane thread, a soft variegate in the same shade as the fabrics in the top.  Then a great "Lorien's Dragons" for the quilting.  Doesn't show on the front, but it's great on the back!



Modern baby quilt by Amanda

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Batiks for her nephew by Judy

This is a really cool quilt done all in batiks, and I love how the black sets off the red and yellow.  As always, a great job Judy!

Jelly Roll by Kelli

Start (and maybe finish) with a jelly roll.   A collection of fabrics cut into 2.5" strips and rolled up together into a design that resembles a jelly roll pastry.
I don't know if Kelli randomly cut the lengths, or if there was a pattern, but it surely works. 
Quilted with Baptist fans.

Dresden Plates by Kelli

 who take it on.
All those lovely pieced points were stitched together, and then appliqued to the background.

"Cop 9 patch" by me





 This one started when I had lots and lots of little black squares leftover from my "Chief Sherpa" quilt.  Rather than just throw them into the 2" square bin, I sorted them out and added random colored squares to them, set them with white, and then found some police officer fabric that I'd purchased at Feather Your Nest quilt shop.

Quilted with the "Tangles" pantograph









"Autumn Leaves" and "Funky Monkey Rail Fence" by Michael

I have forgotten a good portion of the story, but Michael's friend offered him so fabrics, and this is a portion of what he found. I know that I took more photos of both quilts but these are all I can find.  (Why I don't work with computers).  Autumn leaves is quilted with a lovely leaf panto, and has a black backing making the gold thread really stand out.

"Funky Monkey Rail Fence" because that's the name of the panto he chose to have done on this rail fence quilt top.  Why not?  It's really fun to do something off beat like that.

"Deconstructed Pineapple" blocks from Maria

We all have those moments of "What do you mean the wedding is next month?"  Followed by "Beth can you quick quilt this for me?"  So, this one has just returned to New York state for Maria. 
Quilted with the Sunburst" panto

 There's a sunburst in the green if you look closely.

"Flowers" made from buttons by Leigh

Where does she come up with these ideas?!  Alternate appliqued flower blocks with collage flowers made from buttons or embroidery stitches, or both combined.
I think these little French Knot flowers are my favorite.


A basket of bluebells

Start with a little piece of lace, and cut it apart to make a flower blossom, start with a flower pot button, and "grow" a flower out of it.

Poppies?

"Houses" designed by Leigh

Leigh designed all of these lovely houses herself.  Even the little tiny ones on the outside.  Now, if only my photography skills were half as good as her applique and embroidery skills.

I love the ribbon tree.



"Primitive Cats" by Cindy


Cindy is learning applique by machine, so she went to town with her kitties.  Quilted with a viney swirl meander around the appliques, no sense in driving right over all of her hard work. 

Matthew's t's for Shawn



 Matthew is Shawn's younger son, and he will be graduation from high school this year and off to college in the fall.  I love to Shawn saved quilts from throughout his life, starting as a toddler, hence the "Earth Mover" shirt below, and up to "Band" from high school.  Even a couple from day care.

Darlene contacted me before Christmas 2017 about making these quilts, but was understanding that they would need to be for Christmas 2018.  Now I believe that they are to be graduation gifts because she can't wait that long to give them to them.
Sadly, a couple of the shirts logos were so large that they needed to be cut down to fit the quilt.  This one stated "Arizona.  Spanish for hot as balls"


And this was "Trauma Hogs.  Working hard to save your bacon".  Too funny!

While I've never met this man, I'm very grateful to him.  He's been in the Marines, Oregon National Guard and worked as a Sheriff.  Now he is graduating from law school.