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Bottom Line: So many projects, so little time!

Quilting has taken a lot of my time recently. I've made several quilts in the last few months. I made one for my son for his birthday, but don't have a picture of it. Here are pictures of some of the others. If you want to see a larger picture, click the small picture.

Winding Ways. This is a small wall hanging, about 36" x 36". Some of the seams don't match perfectly, but it's not too bad for a first try at curved piecing. The pattern comes from Nancy Elliott MacDonald's book Winding Ways Quilts, A Practically Pinless Approach . The pattern is called Graphic Medallion. I haven't yet backed or quilted it; this is only the top. (June 2006)

Stained Glass. This was very easy. I used a simple stack and whack method that I figured out how to do by looking at a quilt on display at my sewing machine dealer. The technique is quick and easy. It makes a very striking quilt. I did the machine quilting on it. (June 2006)

Cara's Quilt. This is a quilt I made for my neighbor and friend, Cara. Purple is her favorite color, but the purple quilt I made for her was UGLY, so I made her this one. It was done from a pattern called Threads of Time by Kaye England. The colors don't show up well because of the incandescent lighting. I did the machine quilting on my brand new Janome Grand Quilter and Inspira Frame! (May 2006)

Hunter's Star. This is a King size quilt that is being held up by my lovely assistants, Mike and Jason. I made this quilt from a pattern in the Fons & Porter magazine, For the Love of Quilting. It was machine quilted by Shirley Moreno, a friend and co-worker. (April 2006)

Terry's Quilt. This is a "sofa sized" quilt that I made for Terry. Terry loves to lay down and watch TV. In the winter, this will be the perfect quilt for him to snuggle under to enhance his viewing experience. The pattern is called "25-Patch Star," and I found it on the Quilter's Cache website. If you can't find the pattern you're looking for on the Quilter's Cache website, the pattern may not exist. It was machine quilted by Shirley Moreno. (March 2006)

Irish Chain. This is a scrappy Irish Chain quilt that I made for our bed. I cut the squares using a die-cut machine, and I sewed each square together individually. It was fun. I love the sewing part way more than the cutting part of quiltmaking. It was machine quilted by Shirley Moreno. (July 2005)