The first two patterns are seasonal applique wallhangings featuring Baxter Bear. He’s a jaunty little bear who loves to have fun. Spring and Summer are here. Fall will eventually be added once it is done and Winter is done but giving me fits at the moment so once I figure out where that elusive inconsistent drawing line is it, too, will be added.
1. Spring in Baxter’s Garden. Here Baxter is tending to his sunflowers among his bird and butterfly friends. It finishes approximately 49″ square. (EQ6)\ UPDATED 12/2010 — This file is no longer available.
2. Baxter at the Beach. Baxter spends a relaxing day building sandcastles at the beach. I think the bearpaw block border is perfect for this one. (EQ6)
UPDATED 12/2010 — this file is no longer available.
Falling Leaves. (EQ6)
Holiday Geese Row by Row (EQ6)
Yellow Rose of Texas Siggy Quilt (EQ6 – added 7/2009)
The center of the stars is actually a “cracker” block that is used as a siggy block. Nine of us made one cracker block, signed it, and we swapped them at a quilt retreat we attended in 2006, “Romp in Texas Hill Country” to swap. We also swapped a FQ of the “colored” fabric we used to make the cracker block along with the block. So I was able to turn my “crackers” into stars and of course it needed those Yellow Roses added to commemorate the retreat.
Tools of the Trade (EQ6 – added 7/30/09) This wallhanging was designed several years ago for The Quilting Post online quilt group to celebrate National Quilting Day. It features a few “tools of the trade” used by many quilters — rotary cutter, spools of thread, buttons, pincushion and pins, and yes, that cup of steaming coffee is a must. I fussy cut some chocolate candies from fabric and appliqued them below my coffee cup. My favorite part is the quilting thread and needle appliqued in the outer border — definitely the “big stitch” technique! I also used glass headed beads and silver metallic embroidery floss to add the “pins” to my pincushion.
Teapot Bouquet block (EQ6) Added 7/31/09.
This block was the center medallion of a design in honor of a friend.
Red, White and Blue stars. (EQ 6) added 7/31/09
Sunflower Garden Tablerunner (EQ6) Added 8/7/2009
Spring at the Crossroads (EQ6) added 1/23/2010
14. Whirling Oaks (EQ6) added 1/23/2010