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  • Margaret's Stars

    This is the first quilt I made after my mother died in 2001. I think I was making it for my inner child as I don't have any children and didn't have anyone else's child in mind.. I loved picking out the fabrics for each star. A professional long arm quilter did the quilting. This year I gave the quilt to the daughter of a friend for her
    Posted to desertquiltr's Gallery (MediaGallery) by Chris Nelson on Thu, Jan 17 2013
  • Hearts

    For the hearts I used fused applique with a blanket stitch around the edges.. I pieced wonky strips of randomly selected fabrics around each heart rectangle A professional longarm quilter did the quilting. I donated this quilt to Tucson's Quilts for a Cause which auctions the quilts to raise money for the Tucson Medical Center for treating women's
    Posted to desertquiltr's Gallery (MediaGallery) by Chris Nelson on Thu, Jan 17 2013
  • The House of Blues

    This quilt is paper pieced from a kit I bought from Judy Niemeyer. The hearts in the centers of the blocks remind me of the symbol used by the House of Blues in New Orleans. Paper piecing is a great technique for getting precise points and shapes. It didn't take me long to make this quilt. It's about 54 x 60. It hangs in the bedroom and helps
    Posted to desertquiltr's Gallery (MediaGallery) by Chris Nelson on Thu, Jan 17 2013
  • Koi Quilt

    This quilt is made mostly of Japanese fabrics, some of which are from cotton kimonos. My small quilt group or "bee" made this quilt. I had collected blue and white Japanese fabrics for several years intending to use them in a Storm at Sea quilt. When I got over my fascination with Japanese fabrics and quilts without having made the Storm at
    Posted to desertquiltr's Gallery (MediaGallery) by Chris Nelson on Thu, Jan 17 2013
  • Lizard Love

    I made this art quit wall hanging using a design technique taught by Louisa Smith. It was fun designing the quilt and choosing fabrics for the various parts in some of my favorite colors. I donated the quilt to Tucson's Quilt for a Cause which auctions quilts to raise money to donate to the Tucson Medical Center for treatment of women's cancer
    Posted to desertquiltr's Gallery (MediaGallery) by Chris Nelson on Thu, Jan 17 2013
  • New Orleans: Let the good times roll . . . again

    There is a saying in Louisiana - "Let the good times roll." After Katrina I made this quilt and named it "New Orleans: Let the good times roll . . again." The quilt features photos representing all the things that are unique about New Orleans: Mardi Gras, music, good hole-in-the-wall restaurants, the St. Charles streetcar line, etc
    Posted to desertquiltr's Gallery (MediaGallery) by Chris Nelson on Thu, Jan 17 2013
  • Memories of Thailand

    I purchased the purple and brown cotton fabric in Thailand and used the stack and whack technique for cutting out the triangles.. I appliqued parts of the print fabric onto the brown dotted fabric. Jewels are fused to the centers of some of the flowers. The metal elephant figures were originally on a shirt I bought in Thailand. The quilt measures 35"
    Posted to desertquiltr's Gallery (MediaGallery) by Chris Nelson on Thu, Jan 17 2013
  • Perpetual Poinsettia

    Made from a kit. Pieces were laser-cut. Satin stitched edges of appliques. Measures 12" x 23". Made of batik fabrics. This was a Christmas gift to a dear friend. Machine quilted by me
    Posted to desertquiltr's Gallery (MediaGallery) by Chris Nelson on Thu, Jan 17 2013
  • Light in the Forest

    Made from the Phinney Ridge pattern in Batik Gems by Laurie Shifrin. 54" x 60". All batik fabrics. Machine quilted by a professional longarm quilter. Donated to Quilts for a Cause in Tucson, AZ. They auction off donated quilts to raise money to donate to the Tucson Medical Center for treatment of women's cancer.
    Posted to desertquiltr's Gallery (MediaGallery) by Chris Nelson on Thu, Jan 17 2013
  • Story of the Smoky Mountains

    A sampler quilt. I made this to enter in a contest associated with the 75th anniversary of the Smoky Mountain National Park. The pattern was supplied by the contest organizers. Quilted by a professional longarm quilter who does marvelous, creative free-motion quilting. she quilted the name of each block and a brief description of what it represents
    Posted to desertquiltr's Gallery (MediaGallery) by Chris Nelson on Thu, Jan 17 2013
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