Last Updated: 05/03/03  

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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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Archive:  
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:

#22.  Homeland Pride Mystery Quilt - July, 2002

This one was quite an enjoyable experience.  A wonderful "homey" Americana-type quilt.  And it was a Mystery at that!  The top was finished in time for July 4th.  Here's the link to the wonderful gal who provided this one free on her site.  Rhonda at http://www.acornhillquilts.com/.  Homeland Pride Mystery Quilt.  She furnished one block pattern each week.  A bunch of us gals on the Delphi Scrap Quilting Forum did this as a joint "non-swap" project.  Each week we shared with each other our progress and/or mistakes on our tops.  We shared what we were using for colors, fabrics, posted block photos, laughed at each other staying up waiting for the new block link, discussed any problems we had, etc.  For me, personally, it was a very rewarding experience.  I even found a new good friend and quilting buddy close to home to "play" quilting with.  Not to mention I now have a really nice quilt.  But, you know, I seldom get to keep anything I make.  This one is "spoken" for by my #3 son in Hawaii.  So, off it goes!

Homeland Pride Americana Mystery Quilt

Here are a couple of shots close up after it came back from the machine quilter.  He used a star quilting pattern as you can see on the shot of the back, and a fancy loopy design on the borders

Top Side Navy Thread   Back Side Red Thread

And, of course, Frosty (our stubby-tailed cat) has to get into the picture!

Frosty, the Ham

#23.  Winsome Wildflowers - June, 2002

 Last year a very nice lady by the name of Jeanne Prue provided a free block of the month project called "Winsome Wildflowers".  To make a long story short, I only finished 9 of the blocks.  So to make it quick, I went ahead and set them in a garden maze setting and added borders.  It is absolutely gorgeous.  This one goes nowhere except upstairs and on a bed.  I've had several people--family and freinds--who have tried to talk me out of it.  No way.  This is mine to keep.  The machine quilter used a very intricate butterfly and flower design with a butter yellow thread.  These block instructions were very well written and Jeanne has them available for just $4.00 on her website:      http://www.jeannesquilting.com/quilt.html

Winsome Wildflowers

The color in the photo is too bright.  It's more of a creamy butter yellow.  Here's just the flowers:

Winsome Wildflowers

And Frosty, the cat, is not allowed in the room where this quilt lives!!

#24.  Simple Scrappy Pleasures - August, 2002

This is one of my favorite patterns that I have designed.  So simple, and I LOVE scrappy quilts.  

Tacked it up over the couch to photograph it, and decided it would stay there.  (I did drape it behind the couch later).  I was suppose to give it to my grandkid's babysitter, BUT, I just can't part with it.  Here's also a close up of the quilting, meandering all over.  Some quilts  are good for that, and others aren't.  They quilted this with a khaki-colored thread, so it blended well with all the plaid fabrics.  Machine quilting by Hillside Stitches, Pryor, Oklahoma.

I think I used up every thread of homespun and plaids I had.  Almost didn't have enough left to bind it with.  For the backing, I used all the large pieces of leftover plaids that were in the quilt.  Really adds to have a scrappy back too.--There's a little pink piggy peeking out from behind on the right side.  He lives on the top of the couch!

Simple Scrappy Pleasures

Here 's the close-up:

Simple Scrappy Pleasures - Close Up

 

 

Archive:  
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

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