Wednesday, June 24, 2009


I received a gift of fabric from my neighbors. It is a sunflower design on African Batik fabric. I quilted it and it is a wall hanging for my living room.


I found this pattern in Sedona, AZ. Here it modeled by my young and beautiful friend, Marilee.

It is a beautiful shawl. This is the first one I have made. It is of Domestic Batik fabrics. It is considered a 'whole cloth' shawl. The pattern also has a 2nd version which I will do next (after my return from Aaron's wedding). It will be pieced and quilted.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Christina is College Bound

Christina Goes to College

Quilt designed and personally created, for Christina Lee Cassille. She will be attending Arizona State University (ASU) in the fall of 2009. This quilt represents the ASU colors and Mascot “Sparky”. As a freshman at the university, she will experience many new and exciting times. It is our hope that this little quilt will not only keep her warm, but that she will feel that she is wrapped with our love and pride for her accomplishments.
Quilt started April 26, 2009. Hours to complete the quilt were 41 ¾ hours. .
Quilt material- 100% domestic cottons.
Techniques used: Rail Fence pieced 10” quilt blocks from four different patterned fabrics, staggered between gold or maroon colored 10” blocks. Stencil design with drawn and painted with ‘fabric paint’ to make the Sparky’ block.
Machine quilted stars in each of the large 10” blocks. Decorative stitching was applied between the blocks and added to border as a design.
Hand work- to the border hems. Christina’s maternal grandfather- William Smith put his touch to the quilt and sewed down half of the handwork to finish the borders.
Machine pieced and machine quilted by Jacquelyn Morris-Smith.
Completed handwork by William H. Smith and Jacquelyn Morris-Smith