Appliqué

I’m pleased to show you some of my creations in which I appliquéd several design elements. Click on any of the photos to see more details. I encourage you to come back often to see what’s new!

Harrison's Choice

Grandson Harrison and I were reading a picture book, and he pointed to a pattern in the book and said, “That would make a great quilt, Grandma!” I used the picture as inspiration for this all-raw-edged appliqué art piece. It now hangs in his room! This piece measures 20 x 28.5 inches.

Southwest Dreams

I created Southwest Dreams while attending a workshop presented by quilt artist Juli Ann Gasper. The piece now resides in the home of my son, who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It measures 18.5 x 12.5 inches.

Two Bowls

I created Two Bowls after taking a class on fusible quilting design. It was fun to create, however, it was after I made this piece that I realized that I love the actual piecing process of quilting, which this wall hanging does not have. One bowl is right side up and shows beautiful things coming out, the other is upside down and has nothing to give. This piece measures 26.5 x 16 inches.

Solomons Seal

This quilt uses the Ricky Timms convergence quilt as the background and I designed the Solomon Seal leaves and flowers. This quilt measures 36 inches by 36 inches.

Merry-Go-Round

I was inspired by another quilt artist to try a new layered and fused technique. I embellished the design with buttons and felted wool circles and quilted it with a bubble-like texture to continue the circle motif. This piece measures 32 x 13.5 inches.

Birdhouse

I created this wall hanging using tiny raw-edged pieces zigzagged together to add texture and depth of color. The raffia roof and the sculptured leaves add dimension to my design. This piece measures 23 x 12.5 inches.