This piece was designed for my class Art Quilting - Colorful Fun. The owl pattern is stitched out first, color is added with colored pencils and alcohol inks, and then it was quilted with leaves. The owl is modeled after a northern saw-whet owl, which is one of the smallest owls in Alaska.
February 2016 Art Quilt 23"x29 1/2" SOLD
The deer is made with raw edge appliqué collage. Countless little flowers were found and cut out of several different pieces of fabric. All were fused down and then every edge was stitched to be extra secure. The strawberry plants and strawberries were all cut free hand. I grow strawberries every year so I'm pretty familiar with their shapes. The background was free motion quilted by outlining the plant elements in the background fabric.
December 2015 Art Quilt 15 1/2"x15 1/2" NFS
A classic in blue and white fabric. This little mini quilt features the disappearing hourglass block in the smallest size possible.
August 2015 Art Quilt 12 1/2" x 9 1/2" Awards: Division Champion and 1st place in the Alaska State Fair NFS
Every year I plant gazanias in my front garden because I love the intense colors and how that color shifts over the life of the bloom. This piece was created with free motion quilting, colored pencils and alcohol inks. A little bit of summer I can enjoy year round.
2014 Art Quilt 18 1/2" diameter Awards: 3rd place in the AK State Fair NFS
I designed this piece to be a portable project. Each hexagon is a separate unit that was completed and then joined to create the snowflake. I finished it with quilted feathers and hand sewn beads that reminded me of frozen water.