Diane's Quilt Gallery
Emily's Baby Quilt
I designed, created and stitched this quilt for my 4th granddaughter. Her name is Emily; she was born in late December, 2013. The quilt turned out much more beautiful than I had imagined.
Teddy Bear Stitch Block
This is a compete stitch out on my longarm machine. It was fun stitching the quilting design on a plain block.
Embroidery Rabbit on BabyQuilt
This block is a cross-stitch design that I was able to stitch on my Bernina Sewing Machine. I was thrilled that I didn't have to hand stitch all that cross-stitch.
Wild Flower Quilt
My Wildflower garden quilt was the first quilt that I used my Bernina 640. I love embroidery and this quilt took my breath away. I love the flowers and the colors.
Red Stars Quilt
I pieced my Red Star quilt on my vacation at York Beach, Maine. The week that I was there, it rained for 3 days straight and I was able to piece all the stars and the 9 patch blocks. I was glad that I brought my sewing machine and fabric with me......who knew!
Round Robin Mariners Compass Quilt
When I was living in New England, I began my journey into quilting by joining a local guild "The Material Girls" in Leominster, Massachusetts. It was a fun guild and I decided to participate in the "Round Robin" challenge. The center of the quilt with the mariner's compass was my block that the group had to build around. I used the book "Mariners Compass Quilt by Judy Mathieson". The ladies in the group created a wonderful Round Robin quilt that hangs in the quilting studio today.
300 Hexagons Later Quilt
This quilt is a gift to my husband, Mike. This twin size quilt is all hand stitched hexagons except for the border. At first he didn't want to accept the quilt as a gift because he knew all the hours it took to stitch all of the hexagons together. I told him not to worry.....I'm going to make another one that will be all BATIKS!
Star Delight Quilt
My first Block of the Month is the "Star Delight" by "The Quilt Show by Alex Anderson". I first saw this quilt at the Houston Quilt Show. I just had to have it! It took 12 months for all the blocks to be pieced and then it had to be quilted. There was NO WAY I was going to "PUSH" this 85 X 85 size quilt thru my pfaff. I found a place that I could rent a longarm and that is when my life changed. My Joy of Longarm quilting began!
White Wonder Quilt
My "White Wonder" is my first attempt at machine applique. I fused all the flowers and then I sewed a satin stitch around all the edges. The blue trellis is strips inter-weaved and all hand stitched. I used a large lobster pot lid as my template for the scalloped edges.
Lone Star Quilt
This is my first attempt at bias. This Lone Star quilt looks harder to make than I thought it would be. I used the book "Radiant Star by Eleanor Burns" and her instructions were fabulous. Mike and I sleep under this wonderful quilt every night!
"Rolands Quilt" is special. Roland is a dear friend who, unfortunately, was taken from us by cancer. While he was being treated with Chemo, his quilt kept him warm. He is greatly missed.
Piper's Baby Quilt
My first granddaughter baby quilt is a Noah's Ark" theme. I found the animal shapes at the library in the children's section. To this day, my granddaughter loves animals.....I wonder why!
Thomas Kinkade Quilt
My daughter loves Thomas Kinkade paintings. When she saw this pattern in the Keepsake Quilting catalogue, she ask if I would make it for her for Christmas. It hangs on her living room wall today. It was fun to make.
Brianna's Baby Quilt
My 2nd granddaughter wanted a quilt with giraffes. I found this pattern "Zirafah by Toni Whitney" and she loves it. I decided to quilt it using the design KD 1088 Giraffe Baby. It's so cute!
Redwork Snowmen Quilt
My Winter Wonderland quilt shows two border designs and a center quilting pattern.
Redwork Snowmen Winter Wonderland
Design EZ1038_Flowersplash and white thread was used so that the quilting would blend into my redwork in the quilt.
Brianna's Baby Quilt
The back of the quilt is shown below. Many times the back of the quilt shows the long arm stitching better than the front of the quilt.
Snowball Fight in Redwork Quilt
White thread was also used on the red and black borders. Here I wanted the stitching to be visible. For the red border I selected the design FR1016 and for the black border I selected SE1014