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Blue Windows Small Quilt

This is another small quilt I recently finished.  It measures 16 in square.  It is hand and machine pieced; machine quilted.  I intend to swap it as part of the ALQS round 10. This one hopefully shows some of the quilting.
by Suture for a Living on May 20, 2016

Toes in the Water Small Quilt

I took the photo of my toes in water a few years back during a vacation to the gulf shores.  I printed it onto fabric and made this small quilt.  It  measures 16 in square. It is machine pieced.  While I machine quilted along the...
by Suture for a Living on May 13, 2016

Colors, Dark to Light, Quilt

This small quilt, approx 34.5 in x 38.5 in, was made using 5 in squares from a fabric sample pack.  Same color squares were sew together with 0.5 in white strips (1 in with seam allowance).  The rows were sew together with 1 in white strips...
by Suture for a Living on Apr 8, 2016

Flag Quilt with Hearts

This small quilt, 16 in square, was made for the Quilt Alliance 2016 contest.  The theme this year is playing favorites.  I happen to love flag quilts.  I also am fond of scrape quilts and this one uses multiple red and beige fabrics.
by Suture for a Living on Feb 12, 2016

Rainbow Coin Quilt

This small quilt, 28.25 in x 35 in, was machine pieced and quilted.  It was made using the rainbow colored fabrics from a 5 in square sample package.  The coins are 1 in x 4 in These next two photos are to show the quilting. Here...
by Suture for a Living on Jan 29, 2016

Purple Roses in Cowboy Boot

This small quilt is 12.5 in X 15 in.  It is machine appliqued and quilted.  The roses were fussy cut. Here's a close up showing some of the boot detail. Here's a close up showing some of the fussy cut roses.
by Suture for a Living on Aug 28, 2015

Stars Galore

This lovely quilt, Stars Galore, is the quilt I received in the ALQS9 quilt swap.  It's 18.25" square, machine pieced and quilted.  It was made by Marie.  Her blog is Marie's Creative Space.
by Suture for a Living on Jun 12, 2015

Intersections

I made this small quilt, 15.25 in square, as my entry in the ALQS9.  It was inspired by the art cover of JAMA back in July 2010.  The art piece is "Night Intersection" by Charmion von Wiegand.  This first photo has the front...
by Suture for a Living on Mar 6, 2015

Treats for Dogs Quilt

This small quilt, 16 in X 16 in, is made using dog treat bags for the quilt top.  The quilt back is part of a dog food bag.  The batting is Hobbs Heirloom.  I used cotton fabric for the binding.  It is machine pieced and quilted.&...
by Suture for a Living on Jan 30, 2015

Small Flower Basket Quilt

The 2015 National Quilt Association Quilt Show will be held in Little Rock, Arkansas (my hometown).  This is the quilt I made and submitted hoping it will be accepted for the show.  It used mixed techniques -- piecing, applique, beading, th...
by Suture for a Living on Jan 2, 2015

"May I Offer You a Drink?" Quilt

This small quilt is 8.5 in X 9.5 in.  The design is drawn/colored using the techniques I learned at the Drapplique workshop given by instructor Pam Holland I attended this summer.  The quilt was then machine quilted.   Here is a de...
by Suture for a Living on Oct 31, 2014

Drapplique Workshop and GAQS3

A couple of weeks ago a attended a daylong Drapplique workshop given by instructor Pam Holland.  It was one of the workshops associated with the Great Arkansas Quilt Show 3.  Had I known the techniques I learned, my quilt entry for the GAQS...
by Suture for a Living on Aug 22, 2014

OMG Dn't Txt n Wlk Quilt

This is my quilt entry for the 2014 Alliance for American Quilts contest.  The theme is “inspired by” with the size specified at 16 in square.  I used the drunkard path quilts to “inspire” me along with the news articles regarding t...
by Suture for a Living on Apr 18, 2014

Up and Down the Stairs

This small quilt is for the ALQS8 (another little quilt swap #8).  It is my attempt at an Escher-like effect as the quilt actually works in all directions as you can tell from this diptic photo collage.  I used the photo to poll friends for...
by Suture for a Living on Dec 27, 2013

Fantasy Footwear Finished!

I have finished the quilt except for adding the sleeve for hanging and a label.  The quilt is machine appliqued and quilted.  It measures 31.5 in square. The next several quilts are my attempt to show the details of the quilt. ...
by Suture for a Living on Nov 22, 2013

Fantasy Footwear Quilt-- the Beginning

This quilt story will be told in multiple posts as I progress from the beginning to the quilt's completion. The inspiration for this quilt came from an old Stuart Weitzman shoe ad that I tore out of a magazine (don’t recall which magazine or the...
by Suture for a Living on Oct 11, 2013

Sunburst Finished!

I finished my entry for the Quilt Alliance Twenty contest.and mailed it off.   Here it is.  It is hand pieced and machine quilted, measures 20 in square.     Here's a closer view to show the quilting in the center.
by Suture for a Living on Mar 15, 2013

Sunburst --- WIP

This small quilt is for the Quilt Alliance Twenty contest.   It is their 7th annual quilt contest.  This year in honor of their 20th Anniversary they chose a broad theme that celebrates TWENTY: the numeral, the concept, the quantity, t...
by Suture for a Living on Mar 1, 2013

Small Americana Flannel Flag Quilt

A friend is getting married this spring.  No registry anywhere.  This friend and her fiancé live in South Carolina so I thought a small quilt featuring Americana might make a nice token gift.  The quilt is made using an 8.5 in X 10.5...
by Suture for a Living on Feb 22, 2013

Country Garden Small Quilt

This small quilt (12 in X 12 in) was made for the ALQS7.  It is mostly machine pieced with a few small pieces hand appliqued (the center of each flower and the side triangles on the right).  It is machine quilted. Here is a close...
by Suture for a Living on Aug 3, 2012


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