Halloweenies Quilt

Last week, I shared the other quilts I have made recently from patterns by McKenna Ryan. Here’s the last one I finished, called “Halloweenies.” I finished it just in time too, at about 11 AM on October 31st. With this one completed, I have a quilt for every season to hang in my stair hall. […]

In Full Bloom Quilt

I now have a full collection of scenic McKenna Ryan quilts to hang in my stair hall and change with the seasons. In 2016, I finished “Storybook Farm”, which I had been working on since, um, 2007? Then, I finished “When Friends Gather” in 2017.  (The deer block in the lower left corner is from […]

Kima’s Chicks 2018

Well over a decade ago, I bought the rest of a bolt of fabric that I thought only I would love. It had a bright yellow background and was covered with drawings of chickens in kerchiefs and aprons with flowers and  phrases like “Farm Chicks are Cool!” and “Party on, Girls!” As a farm chick […]

Shoes and Bags

The inspiration for this quilt was a good friend who is far more feminine than I am. She is always beautifully attired in shades of pink and teal and always with a bag to match so when I decided to quickly make her a quilt, the design was pretty obvious. I started with the Dear […]

Stitch Quilt

Though this quilt can be viewed as just a fun, graphic modern quilt, it technically belongs in my Protest Series. The inspiration for this quilt came from a Blossom Magazine article about the Speak Your Silence organization. Speak Your Silence is an organization whose mission is “To inspire people to prevent sexual abuse and assault […]

#TBT – Rainbow Strips

Rainbow quilts have become something of a theme for me. I have always been attracted to jewel-tone colors, which may explain my love for rainbow brights and this quilt is no exception. To create this one, I sewed narrow strips of rainbow-hued fabrics together and then floated them in a background of pure white cotton. […]

“Bullet Holes” Quilt, 2018.

I made the decision when I started my “Victims” quilt series to limit the work to mass shooting events in which more than ten people died. To date, that totals 286 victims of major mass shooting events since the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999. However, those 286 still represent a small portion […]

Victims Quilt – Parkland, FL 2018

As we move into fall and past the back-to-school rush, it’s hard not to think about the most recent school shooting, the shooting in Parkland, Florida on Valentine’s Day. Here is the finished Victims Quilt, memorializing those who died on that day.

Victims Quilt – Las Vegas 2017

I recently decided to change the way that I am doing the Victims Quilts. Rather than continue to create two enormous, unwieldy quilts that include multiple mass shooting events, I am separating out each event into its own banner. Here is the first, the quilt for the Las Vegas shooting in October of 2017. At […]

Master Carpenter’s Square, 2017

It dawned on me the other day that I’ve missed posting some of the quilts that I have finished lately (and not so lately!) so I am going to try and rectify that.  I finished this Master Carpenter’s Square quilt a year ago. It was my goal to finally make a quilt for my own […]