Friday, May 16, 2014

City Blocks - Wedding Quilt

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My latest quilt I made as a wedding gift for some friends. The pattern is City Blocks by Cherri House. I picked it because these friends are sailors and the colors reminded me of the colors of the sea. I also thought that the solids worked well for something gender neutral - I didn't want anything too girly.

I had it long-arm quilted and she did a wonderful job - I think the quilting makes it look in motion - exactly what I wanted. For the back, I added a Mariner's Compass paper-pieced block to continue the sailing theme. And the improv'd LOVE since it's for a marriage. The backing is from Amy Butler (I forget which line).

Friday, December 13, 2013

Quatrefoil in Solids for the Hope Circle of do. Good Stitches

 I finally finished this quilt from January. It is such a happy quilt. Everyone in the circle did a fantastic job with their blocks. Thanks to the members of the Hope Circle.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Garden Lattice for the Hope Circle of do. Good Stitches

Hope Circle November 2012 Quilt
Hope Circle November 2012 Quilt

Made by the members of the Hope Circle of do. Good Stitches. We used this tutorial from Stitchery Dickory Dock.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Pinwheel Wedding Quilt

Front - I used p.s. I Quilt's pinwheel sampler quiltalong to make this.  I wanted it longer, so I added the squares at the top and bottom.  I used Denyse Schmidt's Hope Valley line of fabric.


Thursday, September 13, 2012

I Spy Baby Quilt

for the awfully handsome Michael Francis.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Rainbow Baby

Rainbow Zost Quilt

Inspired by this quilt -  I changed a couple of the colors around and just loopy quilted it.  The backing is some fabric from my stash.  For a baby girl due in July 2012.

Saturday, March 10, 2012



Quilt by the El
A Quilt for a soon to be 11 year old named Isis in the Wrapped in Hope project with Margaret's Hope Chest. Isis likes pink, soccer and peace signs. I hope she loves her new quilt.