A Sampling of Char's Quilts

To those of you who offered me your condolences on the passing of my sister, I want to say thank you again for your kind words. It meant so much to me. It has really helped to finally talk about it.

So now I want to brag on my sister just a little bit. She really was exceptionally creative with her quilting; she put a lot of thought into the quilting of the quilt. Rather than try to tell you about it in my words, I'll just let these pictures of her quilts speak about it.

First up this is a little baby quilt. If you click to enlarge you'll see the pattern of flowers, leaves, and stems quilted in red and green.

Here's the quilt she did for the QBFF paint chip challenge back in 2011.


I currently have this one hanging in my kitchen nook. I love looking at it.
The small sections quilted with the rainbow variegated thread are a great touch.

The center section is quilted with metallic thread. This is not easy to do. It requires the right needle in your machine and adjustments to the tension to keep the thread from breaking.


This next one is her original design. She had created a pattern for it and sold it at a quilt shop near her home. In her piles of unfinished quilts was the beginning of another one of these.

I am fairly sure the following is also an original design. In addition to this finished table topper, you'll see below three unquilted tops and the beginnings of two more.

I love the variations in the unfinished tops below. She undoubtedly had a lot of fun making these.




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  1. Those are stunningly beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I am so sorry for your loss.

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    1. Thank you very much. I'm glad you enjoyed them.

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  2. Just wow. What amazing talent she had! Thank you for sharing these. I really love the piecing in the challenge quilt. I tried to machine quilt with metallic thread. Once. It was s frustrating, and I was cursing a blue streak. I just really admire what Char was able to accomplish!!!

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    1. The challenge quilt was paper pieced. It's great, isn't it? She kept trying to get me to use something besides cotton thread. I should try metallic again, but I'm afraid of experiencing that same frustration again, lol. I know exactly what you're talking about.

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  3. I adore that rainbow star quilt. I'm so glad you shared these with us.

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    1. I know, it's amazing. I'm glad you enjoyed them. Thanks.

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  4. Those are all so beautiful, it's hard to pick a favorite, but I'll try! I really like the paint chip challenge one. The color and the detail in the stitching :)

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    1. She'd have liked knowing that. She was very proud of that one. And rightly so.

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