This is the first quilt I ever made, and is about 3 feet x 5 feet. Most of the blocks are traditional blocks, but I designed the top-right block and the middle one in the second row myself, and Rob designed the right block in the 2nd from the bottom row. He also pieced that block.
The middle block in the quilt is usually called "Jacob's Ladder," but I chose it because the book I was using for block patterns called it "The Tail of Benjman's Kite" (although I think I reversed two of the squares).
Benjamin's Room and his quilt
Benjamin's quilt on its chair (shows the quilting on the blocks a little)
The quilt top, before it was quilted
Miranda and Prissy putting the finishing touches on the quilt. If you look all the way on the right edge of the quilt you can see a little of the quilting around the border.
I really enjoyed making the quilt for Benjamin, but it was a long project, and I was sad to not be able to see the finished results very often. So my next project was smaller and for myself - a pillow cover for the couch. I also used this project to practice hand-quilting, which was nice to do on flights to and from San Francisco. The quilt is about 24" square.
A photograph of the quilt. You can see the overall pattern very nicely, but the colors came out rather dark, and you can't see the quilting at all.
A scanned section of the quilt. You can see the hand-quilting, the patterns of the materials, and the colors are better (but still a little dark).
Small scanned image of the quilt Once again, the colors
are a little dark, but not too bad.
A larger version of the same scanned image of the quilt
When I was making a quilt for my nephew Nicholas I had a lot of brightly colored prints around, so I decided to make a quilt with a simple pattern, but lots of bright colors (especially to contrast Benjamin's quilt, which has somewhat sombre colors). All of the blocks are Ohio Star, and I think the finished size ended up being about 30" square. I forgot to take good pictures before I sent it to Denver, but I have enough candid pictures taken that week to give an idea of what the quilt looks like.
Quilt hung on the wall
Quilt image squared (perspective removed)
Unfinished quilt squares on the rejected blue background fabric
Unfinished quilt squares on the rejected purple background fabric
Unfinished quilt squares on the rejected green background fabric
Here's a comparison of each drawn animal to its final appliqued form.
The cubes in our offices were rather drab, so I wanted a quilt to add some color. This is a pattern called Bibbidy Bop, although I simplified it a little. Technically, it's not a quilt because there is no batting, it's just a pieced quilt top that I've pinned to the cube wall. The fabrics are a combination of Moda Marbles, Timeless Treasures Java Blenders, Hoffman Bali Batiks and Robert Kaufman Marbleous.