Black on black prints were used to crazy piece the background of this quilt. 120 wedges (about 70% silk ties) winds its way over the quilt top. Machine feather stitching quilting.
Black Rainbow Stripes
An extremely wide rainbow spectrum stripe fabric with a black background was the inspiration for this lap quilt. The technique to make the center of the blocks is Anita’s Unbiased Block.
Asian BQ Sampler
I designed this setting for the BQ block pattern specifically so I could use a sampling of Oriental fabrics with different colored florals. The solid colored batiks highlight the floral prints.
Bitch of a Bargello
This design from an EQ design board turned out to be a “Frankenstein” quilt. It easily took three times as much sewing as a normal Bargello quilt and kept getting larger and larger!
Kevin’s Wool Potholder Quilt
This quilt is constructed using the potholder method with wool plaids, decorated with t-shirt motifs, on the top and manly flannels on the back of the quilt. Ultrasuede leaf appliques here and there.
Crumb pieced blocks arranged in a spiraling pattern.
Words to Live By
Elongated Log Cabin blocks featuring 36 words I live by embroidered in the center of each block.
Bright Spinning Stars
Completed in 2013
I saw this pattern in the background of a photo in the 1980s. There is a “hidden trick” to the piecing of this block; quilt was started in the 1990s using one construction technique and finished in 2013 using a different technique.
Trip Around the Bead
I used the Quick Curve Ruler from Sew Kind of Wonderful to make the “beads” (from a coordinated packet of solids) then set them in a Trip Around the World setting using a multicolored batik as the background fabric.
Crazy Lonely Star
Crazy pieced parallelograms make up this star.
Stayin’ Alive Stars
This quilt is the technique I demonstrated on Alex Anderson’s Simply Quilts. The wool is from recycled woolen clothing that is dyed then fulled.
Hillary Rodham Clinton Banner
After the 2016 Presidential election, Ricky Timms came out with a pieced pattern based on the “I’m with HER!” Clinton campaign logo. I rearranged the blocks to have an open place in the center which I filled with images of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Carrie Chapman Catt, Susan B. Anthony, Lucretia Mott, Alice Paul and Lucy Stone plus an admonition to pass the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.