Raw edge fusing, machine quilted. The background fabric for this piece is titled “Fish Lips”, thus the name. The design is an interpretation of a work hanging in the Pompidou, Paris. The colors were chosen to work with the background.
Machine pieced &machine quilted. I made this in a workshop taught by Jim Pilarski, at the IQI Quilt-In. It was started in 2009 and completed early this year. I chose to quilt overlapping circles all over the surface to soften the sharp edges of the latticing.
Machine pieced; machine quilted by Sally Evanshank, Windy City Quilting. I wanted to use blue and brown to make a contemporary quilt. It is a gift for a young friend. She has yet to see or get it. It was chosen to hang in a recent show at the Hinsdale Art Center.
Fabric printed photographs, hand beaded, machine quilted. The inspiration for this piece is the pictures I took of flower beds along the Lake Geneva walkway in Vevey, Switzerland. These are some of the distinctive poppies that were blooming in the gorgeous beds this past May.
Paper pieced, longarm quilted by Peggy Skaith, Overland Park, KS. I find myself always working with reds and blacks This time I added brown to the mix and kept the reds on the yellow to orange side of the color wheel. The floral outer border tied everything together.
Machine pieced, hand applique and longarm quilted by Peggy Skaith, Overland Park, KS. Made for the first birthday of a very special little girl.
Machine pieced and longarm quilted by Peggy Skaith, Overland Park, KS. I chose very contemporary fabrics to use in this quilt. It was started at an IQI Quilt-In retreat several years ago. The project was done as a mystery quilt.
Collaged with silks, cottons, beads, sequins, angelina fibers and netting; free motion machine quilted. This is my first effort at collaging with fabrics. I have integrated the technique on several other projects – just in smaller pieces.
Machine pieced and longarm quilted by Sally Evanshank. I taught this technique at a workshop during an IQI Quilt-In. The piece was made as a class sample.