Carla Nix asked me if I could make quilt for her father, St. Elmo Harrison from a set of squares beautifully hand embroidered with all 50 states, the year of statehood, the state bird and the state flower. Mr. Harrison had purchased the set of squares previously with the intention of having a quilt made from them. I was glad to make it for them! I sashed it with red and blue Quilters Blenders fabric from our shop, bordered with one of our patriotic flag prints then bound it with red after quilting. The quilt is filled with Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 batting for a soft comfortable feel and ideal weight. I stipple quilted it with Ecru thread. This quilt is a queen size tribute to America! 🙂
Beverly Pritchard asked me to make a quilt with her Daddy’s ties and shirts as a gift for her mom. I was happy to make it for her. In addition to the ties on the shirts it is bordered on two sides with tie “piano keys.” It is filled with our soft Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 batting and backed with one of our many Tonal Vineyard quilt backings. I quilted it in Diamonds. Tie quilts are a great way to save the ties and shirts of a loved one and preserve precious memories!
My sister, Iris Tye Melvin made this beach themed quilt for my son and daughter-in-law, Randy and DeeDee Danford. Embroidery is by both Iris and Tonya Pilcher Banks of Sweet T’s. I quilted it in “Curl Circle”. It’s filled with our soft Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 batting and backed with our 108” Softie Lime Green quilt backing. It certainly puts you in a salty state of mind, perfect for the beach! 🙂
These beautiful squares were hand embroidered by Pat Hammitt’s mother-in-law. We put them together for her in this quilt. I quilted around each circle of linked hearts, then quilted the borders in a complimentary design. The quilt is backed with our Tonal Medallion Bright Green 108” quilt backing. I love the embroidery and cross stitch!
Pat Hammitt’s mother-in-law hand embroidered and painted these beautiful squares with adorable dolls from around the world then stripped them together with pink fabric. I added a border of Tonal Vineyard Yellow and used Tonal Scroll Wine to make the back and binding for Pat & Mike. The squares are quilted in scroll and twine designs with leaves running thru the sashing. I just love the colors she used in her embroidery! 🙂
I made this quilt for my oldest daughter, Lisa in 2014. It is a quilt of love with squares made by her great-grandmother, Audrey Maphis, her grandmother Fannie Maphis, her great-aunt, Ruth Barber, her Aunt, Iris Tye Melvin, her daughter, Alisa Humphrey and me. Their names are embroidered on their squares. The quilt is stripped and backed with fabric from our shop. I quilted it in the Hearts & Hands design with a mother’s love! 🙂