Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sonoma Valley quilt

Pete's nephew Jonathan lives near beautiful San Francisco. I had the pleasure of spending time with Jon in Florida a few summers ago. We played at the beach, ate yummy seafood and spent time relaxing at the grandparents' coastal home.

I made this simple strip quilt using Moda Oddysea and Moda marbles 2.5" strips. I love the blues and eggplant colors of this fabric, and of course, I love the underwater theme. I was able to embroider his name and the year on the quilt while visiting my cousin Jessica's family a few months ago.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Quilt for a Racer

I made this twin-sized quilt for Pete's nephew, Nicholas, who lives in Chicago. Nicholas loves dirt bikes and motocross racing. I first met him him this past June. We arrived at his house and I went in to see the rest of the family. About an hour later Nicholas walked in. He'd been outside riding his battery-powered dirt bike the whole time! Pete thinks Nicholas is about ready for a gasoline powered dirt bike. I'm sure Nicholas agrees, but I bet his mother doesn't!

I used a South Seas Imports panel on the front and a fun Timeless Treasures fabric on the back. The back fabric is sky blue and shows various bikers flying through the air.

 An idea and a sketch

Monday, December 12, 2011

Solidarity Quilt

Members of the Austin Modern Quilt Guild made a beautful quilt using various solid blocks. The quilt was then donated to the Artists Against Cancer fundraising auction, in honor of another Guild member. The quilt is named "Solidarity" and was quilted by Jessica Pierre'auguste and me. Thank you to Bobbi Brekke, aka Rainy Lake Chick, for coordinating this donation.

My three blocks, the photo is upside for some reason

 Completed quilt, photo by Bobbi Brekke

Quilt label and photo by Bobbi Brekke