Realizations - Fabric Arts 

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Shelton, WA 98584

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Our Own Quilts

The quilts pictured below were made for our own use or as gifts for family members.

Of course, family quilts get everyone involved: even the webmaster gets his fingers pried off the keyboard from time to time and put to work hand-stitching binding.


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The round table runner shown above with our cat, Nicolaus, is pieced and appliqued, and machine-quilted on a standard free-arm sewing machine. This is a closeup, showing the applique and stippling.




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Re-cycling: Frugal pioneers made the most of their possessions by recycling worn-out clothing into quilts for bedding. This tradition is carried on today by preserving and displaying T-shirt art from a child's favorite but outgrown shirts, or from family travels and recreational events. "Re-Cycled" is made from bicycle club event shirts. Since the Tyvek registration numbers weren't suitable for quilting, we had them scanned and copied onto the shirt backs, re-using as much fabric as possible. Family photos also make popular keepsake quilts: the center piece is from a photo of us taken during the 1988 Daffodil Classic.




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This quilt was a commission from our daughter-in-law. She spotted a quilt she liked in a department store, but it wasn't quite the right colors for her guest room decor. It's obviously a utility quilt, with no fancy piecing. The check pattern in the fabric stands on its own.




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Detail of the above, showing the quilting pattern. Here the quilting enhances the rather plain one-patch pieces.




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