gallery of pieced quilts

I Know a Shortcut
42×44″ (ish?)
2022
Improvisationally machine pieced, walking foot and hand quilted. Commercial and hand-dyed fabrics.

A Loud and Vibrating Thing
44×47″
2022
Machine pieced, walking foot quilted. Commercial fabrics. Includes twelve block patterns from the Modern Quilt Guild’s Block Studies (CJMQG’s 2021 quiltalong). Overall composition my own.

Second Spring
2021
Guild swap gift. Improvisationally machine pieced, free motion quilted. Commercial and hand dyed fabrics.

Please Have a Seat
2020
Improvisationally machine pieced, walking foot quilted. Commercial and hand dyed fabrics. Blocks from the CJMQG 2019 Improv QAL.

Gandalf quilt
2020
Gift for my husband’s 40th birthday. Foundation paper pieced, traditional machine pieced, walking foot and free motion quilted. Commercial and hand dyed fabrics. Free FPP patterns, own layout. Most blocks are from Fandom In Stitches.

bah!
2019
Improvisationally machine pieced, walking foot and free motion quilted. Commercial and hand dyed fabrics. For the CJMQG 2019 holiday swap.

Alice’s Quilt
2017
Machine pieced, walking foot quilted. Commercial and hand dyed fabrics. From Patchwork City by Elizabeth Hartman, which we used for the CJMQG 2016 QAL. Given to my daughter for her 5th birthday.

Darren’s Quilt
2017
Machine and foundation paper pieced, walking foot quilted. Commercial fabrics plus one colored by Alice. FPP economy blocks from an Alex Anderson book. Given to my nephew for his first birthday.

Emily
2017
Machine pieced, hand appliqu├ęd, free motion quilted, hand embellished. Commercial and hand dyed fabrics. Made for a song lyric challenge from CJMQG. “Peonies nod in the breeze and while they wetly bow in hydrocephalitic listlessness ants mop up their brow” and “Pa pointed out to me for the hundredth time tonight the way the ladle leads to a dirt red bullet of light,” from “Emily” by Joanna Newsom

Purple Hamilton
2017
Foundation paper pieced, free motion quilted. Commercial and hand dyed fabrics. A tiny piece for a CJMQG gift swap.

Crayon Box
2016
24×24″
Machine pieced, walking foot quilted. Commercial fabrics. CJMQG crayon challenge – make a quilt with three colors pulled randomly from a bag of crayons.

CJMQG Birthday Cake
2016
12″ circumference
Machine pieced and quilted. Commercial fabrics, wool felt, peltex, polyfil. CJMQG challenge to make something with the guild logo colors.

Iceland: Lava
2016
Improvisationally pieced. Free motion quilted. Commercial and hand dyed fabrics. Faced.

Minimalist Bowie
2016
Foundation paper pieced, walking foot quilted. Commercial and hand dyed fabrics.

Iceland: Glacier
2015
Improvisationally pieced, walking foot quilted. Commercial an hand dyed fabrics.