Renee's father has one of the most beautiful necktie collections I've ever seen (and I've seen a lot of necktie collections). With the tie collection and an older tie pillow also made from his collection which I disassembled and included, I was able to make two necktie quilts.
Dan contacted me to make a small wall hanging from his father's neckties. I found some tweedy material for the backing (always one of the biggest struggles when working with neckties) and I think it turned out beautifully. Some of the ties were so cool and retro. It was a pleasure working with them!
I feel like I've known the Allen family forever. They are totally adorable with three sweet kids and last year they relocated to Georgia (frownie-face). As an end-of-the-year reward the kids each got a cool t-shirt 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
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.