Quilts I've Made for Project Linus

Project Linus is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that distributes handmade security blankets to seriously ill and traumatized children. These are some of the quilts that I have made for the Kansas City Project Linus chapter.

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A Pair of 9 Patch Quilts

Quick, easy and colorful, these quilts are machine quilted with a walking foot. The finished size is approximately 36" x 54". Made in the summer of 1997.
picture of a quilt made from a Power Rangers fabric panel

A Power Rangers Quilt

I found a partial bolt of Power Ranger panels that were in the clearance section at Cloth World because they were not centered properly on the fabric. I got 6 panels for under $3. The fake off-center log cabin blocks in the border are based on an article in the July/August issue of Quilter's Newsletter Magazine. I altered the measurements to make 6" blocks rather than the 5" blocks in the article. The center of the quilt is free-motion machine quilted. The outer border was quilted with an irregular curved design using a walking foot. Completed October, 1997. I completed 2 more Power Ranger quilts in 1998. I finally finished the last 3 Power Ranger quilts in 2004.
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Brown and Yellow Quilt

This quilt started with a brown and yellow print found in a thrift shop (used for the star points and the triangles in the 2 pieced borders). I needed more brown and yellow, so I appropriated all the browns and yellows from a recent fabric donation to the KC Project Linus chapter. After watching an episode of "Simply Quilts" on HGTV, I ordered Doreen Speckman's "Peaky & Spike and Friends" quilting templates. Three months later they arrived and I was inspired to use them for this quilt. The all brown border consists of 2 different brown fabrics in different shades. I didn't have enough of a single fabric. 1999.
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Rocking Horse Quilt

This was a quick quilt made from a "cheater" panel. Using free-motion machine quilting, I outline quilted the various images and quilted some squiggles in the background around the rocking horse. 2000.
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Stack and Slash Quilt

I had a lot of fun making this stack and slash quilt. I started with 3 sets of eight 12.5 inch squares and slashed away. After slashing and sewing four times, I trimmed the blocks to 10.5 inches. The original Stack and Slash directions were at the Web Threads site, which sadly closed in 2004. After working on this quilt, I bought a 60 mm rotary cutter. The larger cutter makes it easier to cut through the stacks of fabric. Using sets of 12 fabrics (instead of 8) allows more color variation in the blocks. 2000.
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Rail Fence Quilt

I pieced this quilt top in one day using 2 inch wide strips to create 6 inch (finished) blocks. I then machine quilted in the ditch on both sides of the yellow and red zig-zag stripes. 2000.