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BOUQUETS FOR A NEW DAY – 2009
This was the 2008 BOM for The Quilt Show designed by Susan H. Garman. I resized the blocks from 16" to 12" so I could get 3 blocks across on the background fabric. Then I used all plaid fabrics and frayed-edge applique to make the blocks. The star sashing was designed after the blocks were finished. It received a Second Place award in the Other Techniques category at the local quilt show. For directions on the techniques I used to make this quilt see my pattern, Rag Bouquet.
COUNTRY AT HEART – 2004
When I discovered rag quilting in 2001, instead of seeing squares of fabric, I envisioned appliqued and pieced blocks and quilts for every room in the house. This is one of the many quilts I sketched that summer before making the red, white and blue quilts for my book Easy Americana Rag Quilting which was accepted by Leisure Arts for publication in less than a week after submission and published in 2002. I finally made many of those sketched quilts in 2004 for a book that was later cancelled due to a change in market. All of the original block designs are in my Country Blocks Sampler pattern, including the heart and star block for this quilt.
DOWN ON THE FARM – 2002
I chose red plaids for the backing on the beige four-patch blocks to add color to the frayed seams. The different size novelty print blocks were distributed so the length of the combined blocks were equal across the quilt.
HERE CHICK CHICK – 2002
After making the full size Pineapple Hearts quilt for my Easy Americana Rag Quilting book, I had lots of leftover cut-off triangles. They inspired me to make this quilt using fussy cut roosters and chickens for the center squares, which in turn inspired many more quilts combining novelty prints with plaid fabrics. While my book submission for these quilts was rejected, I enjoyed making the quilts and they made great gifts for family and friends.
TOPSY TURVY – 2002
These bear blocks were made extra large and then squared up at different angles. Stars were cut from the novelty print and appliqued to the blocks. The hourglass blocks were the perfect alternate block for this fun baby quilt.
VERTICAL STRIPES – 2002
This was a fast and easy quilt to make. You just need one length of a striped border fabric for a lap size quilt and several different small plaids that look close to solid to coordinate. The long narrow blocks were pieced and quilted at the same time. This striped fabric was also used in the miniature quilt, Cabin Fever.
WATERMELON FIESTA – 2002
After cutting the bears out of the novelty print for the blocks in this quilt there were a lot of bears that couldn’t be used due to seam allowances. So I fused them to the border and machine appliqued with invisible thread through all layers. This was a silent auction quilt at our family reunion a few years ago.