Wednesday, December 18, 2013


 My daughter's friend is having a baby girl and is decorating her 
room with an Alice in Wonderland theme, so that was my inspiration.

We decided to put a satin heart on the back for the" Queen of Hearts".

I love the way the backing fabric is sculpted like vines.

The binding is a bright pink satin.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Declan's Car Seat Cover

I made this car seat cover for Declan using the same material I used for his quilt.
It has a flannel back with batting sandwiched in between so it will be nice and warm.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Pillow Bomb 2nd Installment

My second round of Siteman Cancer Center pillow covers.

I made 20 this time.

We have our big sew-in tomorrow, I will let you know how many we get done.

Thursday, November 14, 2013


This is the blanket I made for my new grandson. 
My daughter wanted one similar to the one below 
that I made three years ago for my second grandson.

I used cottons, flannels and ultra cuddle fabric for both of them with a satin binding.

I found this wonderful chevron ultra cuddle fabric for the back. 

It is so soft!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Reunion Quilt

I made this quilt to raffle off for our family reunion fund. 
We will be picking the winner at our reunion next summer.

I used the "Around the World" pattern because our
 family has spread out but we are all still centered to each other. 
My Mom did the hand quilting.

Almost all the material was from my mothers fabric closet, 
I used a small amount of my material to fill in some color gaps.
There are some great vintage pieces in the quilt!

I love the teal binding, I think it really makes the quilt pop.
It finished at 60 x 60.
I hope I win! Ha

Friday, November 1, 2013

Flower and Feather

I made this Shriners quilt earlier in the year. It was machine 
quilted by one of our guild members, Joy Cannon. 
She did a wonderful job on the quilting.

She loved the black spaces on this quilt and new 
right away she wanted to make some feathers,

and flowers. Joy does all the machine quilting on our 
Shriners quilts and when she is finished a few 
of the guild members sew the binding on.
 I happened to get my own quilt to finish, this was a good 
thing because I had forgotten to take a picture of this quilt.

Most of the material I used in this quilt came from the guilds scrap closet.
Some beautiful things can be made from scrap!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Red and Black

This is my October Shriner's quilt. 

I have forgot to take pictures of a few of my Shriner's but this is the 10th one for this year.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Cog + Wheel

My version of the Cog + Wheel  
pattern by Denyse Schmidt.

A little plaid with stripes for the back

I made a two sided binding with some custom quilting.

Pillow Bomb 1st Installment

My first contribution to the Pillow Bomb for Siteman Cancer Center

I had a total of 14, some of these had duplicates.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Ohio Star Challenge

The STLMQG had a challenge to make a quilt using the 
Ohio Star in a modern way. I used the crazy patch 
method we learned from Jacquie Gering's workshop.

The quilting is a random pattern using a grey and green thread.

Ohio Star on the back.

One corner I used the crazy patch for the binding,
 I think this is my favorite part of the quilt.


For my September Shriners I used some Bella 
by Lotta fabric in a random patch pattern.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Giraffe and Elephant

This was a panel piece that I bought a few years ago, 
I finally sat down and drew up a plan to make it into a
Shriner's hospital quilt. They need to be 60 x 90 to fit on the 
hospital beds.

The giraffe and elephant were in the middle with the leaves on 
the sides and the orange and yellow flowers on the 
top and bottom. The little elephants, owl and whale were
 in the corners. I cut them all apart added strips of yellow 
green and brown to all sides then I used some of the dot fabric 
that I used for the backing to fill in the empty areas. 
Kona ash pulls it all together.

This is the backing.
 I do like how this simple panel turned into this great quilt!

Monday, August 5, 2013


For July's Shriner quilt I went with Spider-man.


Hero Quilt

My June Shriner's quilt. Marvel Comic Heroes, 
the solids framing the blocks look a little like Legos to me.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

My Marcelle Medallion Quilt

My version of the Marcelle Medallion Quilt 
                            I used a lot of my scrapes on this quilt. 

I was going to do some hand quilting so I put it in a 
quilting frame, then decided it would take to long. 
I basted it while still in the frame, that worked out 
really well. I plan to do that again on other quilts.

I did do more machine quilting on this quilt then I usually do. 

I like how the quilting shows on the back of the quilt.

I think I will make another one some day when I collect more scrapes!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

To Boston with Love

“To Boston With Love,” is being organized by a pair of quilters who connected 
on the Internet, Berene Campbell of Vancouver, British Columbia, and 
West Newbury’s Amy Friend. Flags were made by quilters from all over
 the country. These are the pendants from the modern quilt guild in St. Louis.

They were hung in the Boston Fine Arts Museum over memorial day
weekend, and will be hung again next year too. 
I made these two green peace and dove pendants.

Here are some links if you would like to see them.

Table Runner

The Stlmqg had a room-by-room swap challenge, 
we chose a name of someone and they had 
what room we were to make something for and a color
that they wanted. I got Laura , kitchen/dining and yellow.

I decided to make a table runner inspired by the pattern 
"Sardinia table runner" in the book
 Quilting Modern written by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen 

I hope she liked it!