The Peacock Quilt
"Thank you so much for working to create my vision for the quilt!"
" I love everything about it from the fabrics to the painting to the stitching! I will keep this forever! I am sure I will work with you again as I love to create personalized items for myself and my family!! Whenever I have a child I will get one made for him/her! I absolutely love the quilt!"
Samantha, North Carolina
"The quilt is the most amazing beautiful piece of art! I love everything about it."
"I didn't tell my daughter it had arrived. I just spread it on her bed and waited until she got home. I went in to see what she was doing and she was sitting on the bed stroking the quilt and crying."
"The quilt is wonderful! She was snuggled into it when I left this morning. Thank you! Thank you! It is so beautiful. I cannot find the words to express how much the quilt means to both of us."
Sandra, Austin Texas
A Photo-based Medallion Memory Quilt
A mother commissioned this quilt for her daughter, who was leaving home to go to college. She sent me photos which I re-sized and then had printed onto fabric by a commercial company that specializes in high-quality colourfast images.
These photos, which commemorate important events from infancy through young adulthood, were sewn into a medallion-style quilt. The daughter's favourite colours were chosen for the borders and frames around the quilt.
" I love the quilt! All of the designs are beautiful! I really like your idea of putting us in the photo with him!"
Hot Air Balloon Quilt for Child's Bed
This client wanted a quilt for her two-year old son featuring hot air balloons in primary colors, with her little boy in one of the balloon baskets. I painted the balloons with acrylic fabric paint, then appliqued them onto the cloud background. I suggested adding mom and dad and printed a photo of the family onto fabric, then put them all up in the air in the basket.
"Amazing!!! It looks great.
I am very happy with how it turned out. It is perfectly fine and I love the colors. I am very grateful for your effort."
Mountaintop Baby Quilt
I was asked to make a small baby quilt based on the parent's wedding invitation, which looked like a vintage travel poster. This was a complex project, as every element had to be cut out separately with an Xacto knife, then placed precisely and machine-appliqued onto the background.
Perhaps this is an unusual quilt for a baby, but hopefully it will accompany her throughout life as a wallhanging.
Mother and Child Appliquéd Quilt
"Your photos did not do the quilt justice.
It is amazing. I know my girlfriend will love it. Thank you again for making this awesome quilt. Very grateful. The details make this quilt. Can't say thank you enough. "
I'm always thrilled when a client orders a second quilt. This time I was asked to make a baby quilt that depicted a mother and daughter of Mexican and African African heritage. But I was also hesitant, as this is not my own heritage. I dug through all my fabric looking for suitable material. Scraps from a vintage dashiki provided the hearts that became the basis of the two figures, and I chose other bright-colored fabrics that enhanced the theme.