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College Kid Quilts

This fall, I have both kids away at college – my daughter, a freshman in her first dorm at UCLA, and my son, in his first house as ajunior at University of Puget Sound. Both will have new quilts for their rooms!

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Be Positive

My latest project. Can’t decide if it’s done (about 45″ square) as a wall hanging or if I’ll make it float on a solid color as a bed-sized quilt. I’ve been thinking it would float surrounded by Kona Cotton Espresso. Thoughts?

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Woodruff and Long Cousins

One of my first quilting attempts about 5 years ago from a photo much older than that. The picture is of my kids (the two little ones) with my brother’s boys on a family trip to Lake Tahoe. I loved creating the shapes of their little bodies, clothing and hair. The two middle boys are now well over 6 feet tall and both taller than the oldest on the left. And my daughter is now a tall beauty herself! I gave this to my mom, the “Gran Gran” and “DooDa” of all four kids.

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Puppy Portraits!

Posting some things I made a while back in 2012  as gifts for family and friends. Everyone loves a portrait of their dog!

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Galaxies

Still working on this one – I’m hand quilting it (my first attempt at hand vs machine quilting.) I used scrap slivers from another project. When it came together it reminded me of the NASA photos of space, hence the name.

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She Persisted

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June 17, 2017 · 10:41 pm

Flags

I made this giant top about two years ago. The colored blocks are made from the leftover squares I’d cut to create a pixel quilt (from a photo of my daughter, Adrienne, dancing on the beach at sunset – below). The small blocks are variations on 9-patch and look like little flags to me. My sister in law loved it and I promised to finish it for her and my brother. A year later I am still finishing it…

I love how this turned out and will be glad that it will have a good home soon!

 

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Update: Flags finally gifted to the Woodruffs July 2017!

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