Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Lynn's Quilt

 This is the most unconventional quilt I've ever done (including the one that incorporated boxer shorts).  Lynn got in touch with me to say that her beloved dog Stormy had recently passed and she was wondering if I could make a quilt out of Stormy's clothes, blankets, toys, etc.

I had never done a quilt even remotely like this before but I thought it couldn't be much different from working with people clothes, right?

So I started working.  The clothes were adorable and I decided that I couldn't cut them up.  Instead I appliqued them onto the sheets and towels.

When it came time to do the back, it turned out to be just as unconventional as the front.  Lynn asked me to accommodate Stormy's toys so I created two rows of pockets for the toys to hang out.

It looks like they're at a slumber party, doesn't it?

All quilts by kate are one-of-a-kind originals. A quilt like this would be priced at $650

Finished January 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Sherrill's Wedding Gown Ring Bearer Pillow

Sherrill sent me her wedding gown and asked for a quilt and a ring bearer pillow.  Between the simplicity of the gown and the cell phone camera, those pics did not turn out well, however, the pillow, made from the bodice of the gown turned out pretty cool.

Finished Jan. 2014.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Robert's Necktie Quilt

Robert sent me a huge box full of baseball themed neckties.  How could I not make a quilt in the shape of a diamond?

 Finished Jan. 2014.

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Arianne's Quilt

 Arianne’s quilt is a little darker than her sister’s, but it’s still very interesting.

Finished Oct. 2013.

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Susan's Quilt

Susan has graduated and she gave me all her college t-shirts (almost a hundred!) make into a double sided quilt.  Can you guess where she went to school?

 Finished Oct. 2013.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Paul's Quilt

Paul is working toward running a marathon in every state and he's about half way there. These are the shirts he's gotten from each marathon.

This quilt is five feet across by ten feet long.
Finished Oct. 2013

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Denise's Quilt

Denise sent me a huge bag of her late mother's clothing and I turned that bag into a beautiful crazy quilt and two 12-inch pillows.

All quilts by kate are one-of-a-kind originals. A quilt like this would be priced at $450. Pillows are $100 each

Finished Jul. 2013

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Erin's Quilts

Erin's father passed away and she had all of his T-shirts and flannels and wanted to make quilts out of them for her kids.  Here's what I did:

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Rich's Quilt

 Rich won a lap quilt made my me in an auction and when i got his shirts I noticed that some were really big and some were really small.  Not to worry, though.  I got creative and I think the finished product is pretty cool!

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Finished Feb. 2013

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Karen's Quilt

Karen is a friend who asked me to make a quilt from a combination of her shirts and her first husband's shirts.  She lost him a few years ago and is remarried but wanted to do something to preserve the memory of their time together in high school and college.

To make things worse, she just lost a ton of stuff from their time together because their storage unit in Hoboken completely flooded when Sandy came to town. Naturally, I was happy to take on this project!

The key to this quilt was that Princess Leia needed to be featured prominently.  I think I accomplished that.

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Finished Mar. 2013

Friday, March 15, 2013

Janet's Daughter's Quilt

Janet got in touch with me to see if I could make a double-sided quilt. One side would be for her daughter's soccer shirts and jerseys, and one would be for her la crosse shirts and jerseys.

Naturally I said of course!
Here's the La Crosse side:

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Finished Feb. 2013

Friday, March 1, 2013

Emily's Quilt

This was seriously one of the most fun quilts I've ever done. Emily has been in dance since she was a tiny wee child, and this year she went off to college, leaving behind all her dance costumes.  Her mother, Miriam, is a good friend and together we went through the stash and decided what we should use. 

Miriam decided on a crazy, which is one of my most favorite kinds of quilts to do and the result is so fantastic.

 Here are all the squares finished and laid out on the bed

 Don't you just love all the sequins and fringe?

And here it is finished and ready to go home:

For the back I found this really beautiful plum colored velveteen

And some close ups:
 The poodle skirt

 A heart buckle

 Another buckle and a ton of fringe

 Miriam thinks this looks like the Eiffel Tower upside down and I thinks she's right.  This zipper is appliqued onto the purple plaid to give contrast and texture.

 The golden sequins were so fun to work with...

All quilts by kate are one-of-a-kind originals. A quilt like this would be priced at $450.

Finished Feb. 2013