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Dollhouse Quilt
January 19, 2022, 11:18 pm
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Meir Levertov was born the 2nd day of Hanukah 5782. When I heard Levi and Menucha had a boy, I began the quilt right away. I picked blue and yellow prints fabrics. The technique I used was new to me.: making half square triangles 8 at a time. I quilted it both with a walking foot and also freehand. I gifted Meir the quilt 7 weeks after he was born.

Quilted Pillow for Tallulah
October 27, 2020, 4:29 pm
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I made this block using a pattern from Freddy Moran’s House quilting Book. After I put cats in the window I knew I was making it for my cat loving daughter. I quilted it on my Bernina 350PE machine using free style quilting. Then I added Sashiko stitching to the house in blue.

Sashiko is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching from Japan that started out of practical need during the Edo era. Traditionally used to reinforce points of wear or to repair worn places or tears with patches, making the piece ultimately stronger and warmer, this running stitch technique is often used for purely decorative purposes in quilting and embroidery.

Quilt for Alma Helena Dreyer
October 9, 2020, 9:13 am
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Now that Alma is 5 she needed a twin size quilt. Hanaleah helped me pick out what were at that time Alma’s favorite colors. Hanaleah and I went to cotton cupboard and picked out the fabrics and I created this quilt for her.

Quilt for Lucia Marina Kerwick
October 9, 2020, 9:05 am
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“Lucy” came into this world blue. she was revived but they broke her leg doing so . Now she is doing fine. She is the grandaughter of my friend Lynne Kammer. Her mom and dad,Max and Dre Kerwick are so happy. She was born May 11,  2020

Quilt for Clementine Gough
June 5, 2020, 11:39 am
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Clementine was born May 11, 2020 in the early hours of the morning. ( John was born May 11, 1950 in the early hours of the morning , too.)

I started a quilt for her before she was born but then I asked Max what colors her room was and my quilt clashed.

So I found new fabrics and began again.

It went together quickly and Cordelia quilted it for me in her funky style. I sewed on both sides of the binding by machine and got it to her about 3 weeks after her birth. Here she is, tiny in the middle of it.

I’ve known her dad Charlie since he and Max went to middle school together. I hope to meet Clementine and her mom Elisha soon. With the travel ban and Covid 19 who knows when they will come to Austin next?

Guest Room Quilt
December 21, 2019, 8:13 pm
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The name of the quilt is Pretty in Pink, but it is obviously not pink. I chose some of my favorite fabrics that I have been saving forever. My friend Cordelia designed the flowers for me and quilted it on the long-arm at Honey Bee. It was used for the first time when my youngest came home for the holiday weekend.
Here is a closeup.

Weather quilt
December 21, 2019, 7:58 pm
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This is an interactive quilt that I made for my granddaughter. It was a panel that I cut out , quilted and sewed Velcro on the back of each piece. Then I sewed Velcro to the panel so the days, dates, months, weather and season squares would stick.

She loves it. I need to get her mother to hang it up for her and she has asked for a blue skies weather patch. I guess sunny wasn’t enough.


quilt for Angelina
March 14, 2019, 2:36 am
Filed under: quilting, Uncategorized

TThis is my 2nd attempt at the Treasure Chest Quilt. The first one I made for my granddaughter Alma. This one I made it for my friend Marilyn’s granddaughter. Marilyn and I used to play in the playpen together back in the day. I don’t think we were this cute though. I hope to meet little Angelina before she goes to college.


Starry, Starry Night Quilt
April 25, 2018, 11:05 pm
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I wanted to make a quilt for Rose and Derek’s guest room. I showed Rose some quilt patterns, but she never particularly liked any of them. Then she perused all the quilts on my blog and said the two she liked best were Starry Night and Spaghetti Junction. I loved making the Starry Night quilt. It is a scrap quilt and you get to use so many different fabrics.

It took a while to make it for her queen-sized bed, but I enjoyed every minute of the work.




I added a diamond border which makes it sparkle I believe.

I quilted it myself on the long-arm at Cotton Cupboard.  The pattern I made was ‘spiral galaxies”, which seemed right for a quilt of the night sky.

Purple Labyrinth.
January 16, 2018, 2:44 am
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tallulah quilt 2I quilted “Purple Labyrinth” for my daughter Tallulah and her husband Sean. The front contains purple fabrics:; the back is a blue batik. Tallulah’s favorite color is purple;Sean’s is blue. I love geometric patterns and this one looks 3-D. And it was a total surprise!