Photos of My Work -- Enjoy!!

"Love's Horizon"

"Love's Horizon" was several years in the making.  Many of the blocks are Elly Sienkiewicz's patterns and are the products of classes I've taken or taught.  The block in the upper right corner is my design, as is the border on this quilt.  It was expertly machine quilted by Anita Shackelford.

Clipper Ship from a class with Elly Sienkiewicz at The Elly Sienkiewicz Appliqué Academy.  My block appeared in her book Beloved Baltimore Album Quilts.

"Love and Beauty" is my heart wreath design based on antique blocks attributed to Mary Simon.

"Hummingbird in My Garden" is the block I taught in 2011 as a Guest Artist at The Elly Sienkiewicz Appliqué Academy.  The difference in the background color is the photograph.

"Ribbon Exuberance"

Based on "Innocence and Fidelity," a pattern by Jeanne Oliveira Riddell in her class at The Elly Sienkiewicz Appliqué Academy.  Machine quilted by Anita Shakelford.  

Detail from "Ribbon Exuberance"
I love hummingbirds!  They are a delight to watch from our porch in North Carolina.  In this close up, you can see the techniques used in "Ribbon Exuberance": appliqué, dimensional ribbon flowers, silk ribbon embroidery and beading.

"All About the Journey"
Patterns by Elly Sienkiewicz.  The block frames, border, and border embellishments were designed by me.  Machine quilted by Anita Shackelford.   

Works in Progress

Like most quilters, I have more than one project underway at any one time.  A much-loved teacher at The Elly Sienkiewicz Appliqué Academy, Anne Connery, often said, “I make blocks.”  Behind this statement is the simple truth that it takes a looooong time to make Album blocks.  I have two quilts officially underway.  So, here is a look at each of those quilts in progress.  Stop by this page again as I will rotate pictures of finished blocks here on a regular basis.

A detail from the center medallion.
I'm  working on a large quilt of my designs which are inspired by those found in several antique quilts attributed to Mary Simon.  In addition to the ones below, there are other blocks from this quilt in the Patterns section.   The background for this quilt is a pale green yarn dye made by Daiwabo fabrics of Japan.  Some of the appliqué fabrics are Japanese taupe by Daiwabo combined with batiks.
A detail from "Miss Lucy's Garden" 
(see full block on the patterns page).

An acorn wreath with pink dogwood and a hummingbird.  
Can you tell that I love hummingbirds?
The morning glory wreath.  I love all kinds of birds!

The block pictured below is also on a Japanese taupe fabric made by Daiwabo.  The pattern is from Baltimore Elegance by Elly Sienkiewicz.  I added the embroidered embellishments.