Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Corinna's Quilt

Corinna asked me to make her a quilt from some soft bamboo sheets.

The end results was so pretty!

 We went with a pretty traditional design (something I've never done before)
and I'm so glad we did!

Finished August 2013

Renee's Necktie Quilts

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.

For more details and picture, click here.

Finished May 2014.

Susan's Necktie Pillow

Susan got in touch because she needed a Father's Day gift for her husband.

This pillow turned out perfect!

Finished May 2014

Megan's Wedding Dress Quilt

 For some reason the pics are dark, which is annoying but you can kind of see that I was working with three different dresses here.  Two older ones and Megan's which was much more modern.

 I was able to create a design so that it looks like the two trains are trailing one after the other.

Finished January 2014.

Sara's T-Shirt Quilt

Sara's daughter is graduating high school and this is one of her graduation gifts

Finished May 2014

Dan's Wall Hanging

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!

Finished May 2014

Molly's T-Shirt Quilt

Molly's daughter is graduating this year and this is one of her graduation gifts.  Pretty cool, huh?

Finished February 2014

Jacqueline's Track Suit Quilt

 Jacqueline's sister-in-law's mother passed away and this project was a way to for her offer some comfort. 

In addition to adding in the extra details from the suits, I embroidered a B in the center.

Finished January 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014

The Allen Children's Quilts

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!

Chayton's Quilt

Kaija's Quilt

Nazeriah's Quilt

Finished April 2014

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:

(click here for more pics)