As time passed, I discovered quilting and became
a prodigious stitcher of stitches. I discovered the charms of hand quilting, and the marvels of the ergonomic rotary cutter and a world of fabrics available to me via the interwebs. And I stitched and stitched and stitched some more. And discovered how much fun it is to freehand machine quilt using glossy and glittery rayon thread. And applique...there's an entire world out there for the adding of lovely fabrics upon other lovely fabrics. Hand-sewn or fused, it's all good.
And they had a really awesome twist on the Arabic Lattice block. That's a king-sized bed quilt there in the reds and blacks...and every block has different red and black fabrics. Over 100 different red and black fabrics.
Jan Mullen's clever ways of joining fabrics prompted another half dozen or so quilts.
The 1930s repro fabrics called out for hand quilting. (Photos are not cooperating - scroll down a bit to view those quilts.)
Below and to the right is a fun take on classic blocks. It's the Snail's Trail Cat Tails. If you are a true quilt traditionalist, you'll be aware the corner blocks are Birds in the Air. They have to be in the air, obviously, or they'll be entrees.
Traditional blocks with an edge, traditional blocks turned on edge...it's all there waiting to be tried.
That leaf quilt above left is a traditional maple leaf block done in every color a leaf could be and a few they couldn't. I called this quilt Kudzu because it just kept growing and growing and covering everything in its path. It's a kingsize and then some, and every single block is different. There are 256 blocks, and while some fabrics do appear twice, no block contains an identical combo of leaf and background fabric.
Variations on the crazy patch quilt are on the right. Two of many. These are scrap quilts, so all the blocks are all different.
So here you have it. A tiny handful of my quilts, representing probably less than 5% of the quilts I've made.
And now I have Carpal Tunnel. Go figure.