Category 3 – Mixed

Carol Byrnes, Scrap Cats Checkered, 61”x64”
Original Design
A part of my Sew my Stash goals using neutrals for checkered background and couched appliqued cats.

Cass Bowen, 2016 Row By Row on Steroids, 43”x23”
Pattern by: Row by Row Patterns from 2 local quilt shops
I combined two of our local quilt shop row by row patterns and then designed this quilt around them.  I added the seascape and embellished the ocean floor with beads and dyed cheesecloth.  Of course, I had to have a favorite feline on look-out.

Cathy Lane, Little Birds on a Clothesline, 12”x14”
Pattern: Sweet Tweets by Erin Cox
I made five quilts from Sweet Tweets right when the pandemic first shut us down.  Their sweetness helped cheer me up.

Cathy Lane, Wool Dogs, 22”x26”
Pattern: Dog Crazy by Jan Speed
This is one of many quilts I’ve made for my sister Cindy, a dog lover and pet sitter.  It was a Christmas present, so never made it into a show.

Dana Sprott Cunningham, Edison’s Travel Quilt, 36”x60”
Original Desgn: Inspired by 100 Paper Pieced Quilt Blocks” Linda Causee; Applique blocks by Kristy Wolf: Hot Air Balloon, Sailboat,  Airplane;  ”
Edison’s Travel Quilt was made for my great-nephew. His parents are world travelers who plan to share that with him.  My first attempt at paper piecing was challenging.  Thanks to Katie Metheny and Denise Cordova for sharing block designs.

Debi Webb, Unity, 64”x77”
Original Design
This is a scrap quilt that was cut with one special ruler. It is machine pieced, appli-pieced, and free motion quilted to unify and give flow to the design.

Ellen Simon, Flowerbox Medallion, 17”x17”
Pattern: Wild Wool and Colorful Cotton Quilts
I had a small amount of colorful wool scraps that I was determined to use up.  Add in fabrics from my scrap box and embroidery thread and the result is a small art piece that makes you smile whenever you walk by.

Evelyn Fudge, Brimfield Awakenings, Traditional goes Modern, 58”x72”
Pattern: Brimfield Awakenings,  The Brimfield Bee
Quilter: Terri Vadnais , Bellingham, Massachusetts
My first English Paper Pieced and hand Appliqued quilt. Pattern adapted from a 1920s quilt found at the Brimfield Flea Market, and My daughter lives in that town.
Started when Covid 19 isolated us and helped me remain sane.

Evelyn Fudge, Brimfield Bread Bowls, 52”x66”
Pattern: Brimfield Bee – Paper Pieces offered in AQS May, 2020
Quilter: Lynn Yates, Lakewood Ranch, Florida
My 2nd EPP and Applique quilt  from my stash of fabric this fall. A ZEN quilt.  Lynn’s quilting made it pop and it brightens my mind whenever I look at it.

Felicity Goodell, Partially Hand-sewn Adventure!, 52”x52”
Pattern by Hand sewing Adventure, Becky Goldsmith, Piece O’ Cake
I love the designs from Piece O’ Cake. Though, I am not much of a hand sewer or quilter! Anyway I decided  to try this project as a pastime on several Atlantic crossing cruises over several years. The last blocks were completed on a cruise in Dubai in January of 2020, also as it turned out the last time we travelled before the pandemic! Who knew!  After doing the EP piecing I was tired of hand work and did all the appliqué by machine, I also took some artistic license with the border. I’m happy with way it turned out, I used mostly fabrics purchased from Becky Goldsmith.

Felicity Goodell, Suzie’s  Bison, 51”x60”
Pattern by Machine quilting with style, Christa Watson,  candy Pop
This fabric was selected by my friend, Suzie, also at the quilt shop in South Dakota. These are some of her favorite colors. I told her to buy it and I would make her a quilt for her 65th birthday which was last September. I added the bison as a memory of our trip and a tribute to George, the resident bison at Old Faithful. We saw him every day we were there plus many bison crossing the road in the park, it was a wonderful trip.

Jann Nohe, Liberated Lotus, 40”x39”
Original Design
I began making this quilt in a 2011 FKQG class with Gwen Marston.  Gwen suggested I make a “liberated medallion quilt”.  It was fun to finally finish this quilt in 2020.

Jean Freestone, Nikau, 23.5”x23”
Pattern by 2008 New Zealand Quilter Magazine
Jenny Hunter’s fused appliqué pillow of Nikau – the only palm native to New Zealand, made me try her technique!  Ann Scott’s border quilting pattern is based on a Maori pattern of a canoe paddle in water.

Jean Freestone, Birds on Vacation, 20.5”x28.5”
Pattern by Karen Kay Buckley Machine Appliqué class
After taking a Karen Kay Buckley, Machine Appliqué class,  I came home and…played!  When the center “bird” landed, I had fun thread sketching funny birds from a friend’s luncheon napkin!

Jean Freestone, A River Runs Through It, 45”x49”
Original Design inspired by many Dover Japanese Design books
I began learning hand applique in 2000.  This 2002 quilt ignited my love of oriental design, yukata fabric, Japanese Family Crests and Sashiko.  All designs selected are “water” oriented.

JoAnne Kobelski, QAYG (Shadow Boxed) Splendid Sampler, 52”x60”
Original Design inspired by: The Splendid Sampler by Pat Sloan & Jane Davidson
My husband gave me both Splendid Sampler books for Christmas in 2018. I started both books Jan., in 2019. I finished them in 2020. I decided to use the QAYG method for all of them  (224 total blocks) This is one of 4 quilts I made. They each have 56 blocks. Two of them are shadow boxed and 2 are not.

Joy Abbott, A Christmas Story, 56”x76”
Pattern: Christmas Story from Hatched and Patched
I wanted to see how turquoise and lime green would work in a Christmas Quilt. Did all the applique about 2010 finished quilt in 2020.Yay! Another UFO finished!

Kate Hawkins, Color Your World With Love, 60”x60”
Original Design
This quilt began as an exercise in breaking all the rules.  I simply started sewing strips of fabric together and randomly cut the blocks and pieced them back together with additional strips.  I aimed for a color gradation.  The borders were hand appliqued while attending my daughter’s travel volleyball games. The hand quilted finish became therapy while recovering from surgery for colon cancer. This is my favorite quilt for sentimental reasons.

Kathy Shanley, Sunsets & Sea Life, 60”x80”
Original Design
This quilt was inspired by my love for the sea.  The featured fabric is Robert Kaufman Animal Spirits — Earth designed by Sue Coccia. I fussy cut the sea life and machine appliqued to the blocks.  The pieced batik sunset wave blocks are a modified snail.


Katie Metheny, Color Me Happy, 59”x59”
Pattern by: Happy Daze by Susan Garman
I started this quilt in a class. I found the pattern difficult and lost my interest in finishing the quilt.  I finally finished the UFO, but not according to the pattern. I like the cheerfulness of the quilt and am considering cutting off the binding and adding another border and a lot more quilting.

Marcia Berkey, Out of this World Cosmic Spirals, 26”x39”
Original Design inspired by desperation
I took a Cosmic Spirals class by Barbara Olson through FKQG. She told us to be careful tracing our paper piecing patterns and still, I reversed the background. I put my spiral on a universe panel, free-motion quilted it with varying depths of batting and added Angelina fibers, hot-fix crystals, and other bling to create an out of this world hanging for one of our grandsons. I like it better than the original design – aren’t our creative ‘mistakes’ or ‘design choices’ funny that way?

MaryLee Charlet, Late Blooms, 63”x100”
Pattern: Marsha McCloskey  (adaptation)
This quilt “bloomer late” as I purchased this fabric at Hancock’s of Paducah about 2005.  The applique blocks have been done for many years.  I just finished it and have it’s twin waiting to be finished.

Pam Morris, 10 of Spades, 14”x21”
Original Design
Part of a deck of quilted playing cards for exhibit by So Sar Modern Guild

Pam Morris, Colors of Florida, 30”x31”
Original Design
Created for a contest of SAQA and accepted.

Pamela T Zeck, Circles – Ode to Chris, 40”x40″
Pattern by: Chris Lacki
The design is similar to Chris Lacki’s, but I sliced up the curved panel on left side and offset the columns when resewing.  The circles and green lines remind me of measuring tapes.

Pamela T Zeck, Covid Tears, 19”x19”
Original Design
The commercial midnight blue and orange fabrics emphasize colors in my ice-dyed background fabric.  Of course, Covid has invaded our lives and tears reflect the sadness of this pandemic.

Pamela T Zeck, Twittering Machine, 16”x20”
Original Design
After piecing the background and adding the irregular borders, the quilt lacked pizazz.  Remedy was to applique a circle at top left and adorn with embroidered feet and feathers

Susan Arndt, Frosty’s Friends, 51”x60”
Pattern by: Amy Bradley “snowday. . .sewday”
I liked the whimsey of the pattern and that it had both pieced and appliquéd blocks. Plus, the best machine quilting design in my repertoire is holly leaves.

Susan Arndt, Magnolia Blossoms, 37”x37”
Pattern: ?
The pattern caught my eye and I thought the background would be fun to make. I especially liked the contrast between the delicate blossoms and the gnarly tree branch.

Suzanne Laroche, Scarlett’s reading quilt, 46.5”x57”
Original Design: A friend suggested I try making this type quilt.
Made for my  3 year old granddaughter who loves books and always wants a story or 10 read to her.

Suzy Weinbach, Falling Leaves, 60”x72”
Original Design, Pattern: Rocky Mountain Quilt Fever Shop Hop
Quilter: Holly Younger
As a Quilt Shop owner I helped to design this pattern for the area Shop Hop.

Tena Davis, Sequoia Sampler, 36”x42”
Pattern: “Sequoia Sampler Remix” quilt-along with Alex Anderson
This quilt was made during a “quilt-a-long” with Alex Anderson on YouTube. Her inspiration was from Laundry Basket Quilts. It was fun for me to make because I love the variety of the pieced block patterns mixed with applique. I had a layer cake of “Sequoia” fabrics that I had saved for years. This was just the right project for them! I enjoyed using ruler templates to do the free-motion quilting.