|Last Updated: 12/31/05||
Ok, gang, got a cup of coffee ready? Hope these JPEG's didn't take too long for you to download. I'll try to provide a picture and description of each quilt, approximate date and pertinent and "unpertinent" info with each. Also, let me remind you that all my stuff is copyrighted and I can get really cranky if I find anyone selling or misusing my designs (and so can my attorney).
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#48. Nine-Patch Snowball - July, 2004. I was asked to test a new design for a friend, Mary Covey, http://www.thegoodlifedesigns.com . Mary has a new book due out with Leisure Arts all about Snowball block quilts. Her pattern for this quilt is a two-color, spring green and white. I enjoyed making hers so much that I had to make one for myself using up my blue scraps. The binding is really scrappy by piecing strips of leftovers side to side and cutting on the bias for a "barbershop pole" effect.
Mary did the quilting for me (she runs a great machine quilting service as well) on her new Ken-quilt long arm. This one is gracing the foot of our bed in our new bedroom!
#49. Another Ducks In A Row - Fall 2004 - from the Short n' Scrappy Series. Machine quilting by Mary M Covey, Jenks, Ok, http://www.thegoodlifedesigns.com.
#50. Caddo River - 82" x 82" - Fall, 2004 - Another in the Short n' Scrappy series. Named from a fond childhood memory of swimming in the Caddo (in Arkansas) and remembering how clear the water was. I remember the fish were nibbling at us and we (my brother & sister) could watch them with our new plastic goggles. Machine quilting by Mary M. Covey.
#51. Ozark Mountains - 82" x 82" - Fall, 2004 - Another in the Short n' Scrappy series. These quilts are designed to be made quick and easy using up your stash. I think this top I cut out and pieced in one weekend. It's the same block as the Caddo River above and also the same block as the Decisions/Decisions block (see Gallery 11). The name comes from another Arkansas influence, I guess. Except I actually thought to call it the Ouachita Mountains, but didn't think anyone would be able to pronounce it right (wash-i-tah). So I chose the Ozarks, since most people are familiar with them. Machine quilting, again, done by Mary M. Covey.
#51. Nine-Patch Wonders II, Recipe #14 - October, 2004. Personally, I call this one "Christmas Cactus". I thoroughly enjoyed doing this series as a sequel to the first "Nine-Patch Wonders" series. This time, I'm using certain color themes for the quilt recipes. The first one (#10) is in blues; and, there's one in greens, and one or two in purples. This one was red and green, with an unusual pink background. Measures 84" square. Hope to have it quilted in time for the holidays.
#52. Starlight Sampler - December, 2004. This one is the free project for this coming year 2005 on our site. 84" x 99". 9" blocks. Used mostly "star" fabrics. The background for the blocks are from Mary Covey's line for P & B. Twelve pieced blocks plus one paper-pieced in the center. The black border looks somewhat difficult, but not so, since it is all pieced with Half-Square Triangles. The outside borders are not prairie points, but flying geese pieced units.
#53. Home Sweet Mobile Home, December 2004. Newest in the pattern line. Since we recently "downsized" to a mobile, this was inspired by that. Very simply appliqued by fusible method. My friend, LeAnn Weaver, did the buttonhole stitch for me, since I don't really enjoy doing that. This was fun to hand quilt. Did the hand quilting in one day, in a hoop, and boy were my fingers sore!
#54. Baby Steps, Jan., 2005 - 40" x 48". Started this over a year ago, I think. It's a simple courthouse steps pattern (on the pattern page, of course!). Reproduction prints. Hand quilted. I had about half of the quilting done, then turned it over to a friend, Elvera Pankratz, (her stitches are about the same as mine) to finish. She did an excellent job. It is so sweet and soft and cuddly. I'm never gonna' part with this one! They can bury it with me. :-)
These are just some of many, of course. We will be adding more as time goes by, so check back often. Thanks for your time!!
Gallery 1 - Warren Peacock Quilt, Bayer Schoolhouse Quilt, Jantz Giant Dahlia Quilt, Bradford Raffle Quilt, Eden Broken Star Quilt, Frankenstein Quilt
Gallery 2 - Simply Amish Wall Hanging, House Hunting Wall Hanging, Warren Ascot Adventure, Ozark Mountain Night Quilt, My Stars & Bars Quilt Top, Easy Eights Wall Hanging
Gallery 3 - Quilters' Alphabet Wall Hanging, Proud Mamas Crib Quilt, Eden Twilling Quilt, Grandma's Buttons Lap Quilt, Shadow Quilt Top
Gallery 4 - Nite-Nite Express, Diana Sheldon's Simple Scrappy WH, Diana's 9-Patch Wonder, Eden Broken Star Quilt 2002
Gallery 5 - Homeland Pride Mystery Quilt, Winsome Wildflowers, Simple Scrappy Pleasures
Gallery 6 - Basket Luncheon Set, The UNMENTIONABLE Quilt, The Baby Nickel Cobblestone
Gallery 7 - Claudia's Nickel Cobblestone, Jungle Lone Star, Kenny's Nite-Nite Baby Express
Gallery 8 - Thirteen Flowers, Blake's Nite-Nite Express, Bird Hunting, LeAnn's Nite-Nite Baby Express
Gallery 9 - Pretty-Boy Peacocks, Short n' Scrappy Plaid Mad, Short n' Scrappy Decisions/Decisions
Gallery 10 - Penguins Play, Appliquéd Vase of Flowers, Short n' Scrappy Picture Frame, Batik Lone Star, Short n' Scrappy Series, Toy Box Baby Quilt, Bandana Quilt
Gallery 11 - Absolute Beginners' quilts - Fine-toothed Comb, Blue Winter, Big Blocks, Mine Shaft, Sweet Baby; Pups & Pails; Short n' Scrappy Decisions/Decisions 2
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