During a song challenge, a friend (Jayla Hepler), shared her walrus image with me. It was a perfect idea…she will be given this piece. It was a fun piece to appliqué and long-arm quilt.
23" x 38"
This style with Beatles' music titles became a learning time…actually listening
to the lyrics and a appliquéing parts together. There are at least five songs on this quilt.
41" x 50"
Lightening in a dark sky inspired this piece. A Beatles song “Rain” became the name. All machine pieced and long-arm quilted.
38" x 43"
This was machine pieced with echo-quilting to show…..”bye bye black bird.”
31" x 19"
In this challenge, "Seeing Red," is it a raging bull or an optimistic outlook? Seems to be one of those interesting phrases in the American language. Fun huh?
Hand appliquéd with longarm quilting.
24" x 34"
Why a red umbrella? It was a winter day in the Northwest . . . need I say more?
Hand appliquéd and longarm quilted.
26" x 41"
Created using the "Artful log Cabin" technique developed by Katie Pasquini Masopust.
A Red challenge in the spring time equals radishes. I seemed to be seasonally influenced.
Hand appliquéd with longarm quilting.
40" x 41"
IBeing a tree hugger and losing my century old Cherry Tree was tragic. Birds, squirrels, raccoons, and I miss her very much.
Machine pieced, hand appliquéd, and longarm quilted.
47" x 34"
Look for all the seasons, plus a variety of climates in Quiltlandia Northwest.
Pieced with quilted thread work. Take a look on the back.
61" x 60"
Memory loss is like an old quilt top: worn, faded, and thin with holes.
Appliquéd onto an old quilt top with longarm quilted thread work.
43" x 61"
"Red Chair" by CarolAnne Olson 33" x 40"
"Red Chair" happened after reading the definition of architecture. The meaning seems to include more than just buildings.
Technique: Hand applique and colored pencil with machine quilting.
"Canterbury Cathedral" by CarolAnne Olson 29" x 22"
Canterbury Cathedral with old stone masonry is a beautiful sight.
Photographed by Kristin Noel and used with her permission.
Technique: Collages with fusible web and finished with machine quilting.
"Wash Day" by CarolAnne Olson 39" x 48"
Wash day shows off a Log Cabin quilt. This challenge seemed fitting for our Architecture theme.
Technique: Machine piecing, hand applique, machine quilting.
"Visiting Whitby" by CarolAnne Olson 47" x 25"
Visiting Whitby just before a class with Hilde Morin was just right. My photo of a few beach houses became the challenge to piece, but the colors kept me going. It is simple, functional architecture.
Technique: Machine pieced and quilted.
"Miners' Dormitory" by CarolAnne Olson 27" x 28"
Miner's Dormitory is architecture of Alaska in a time now past.
Photographed by Jennifer Waddell Stevens and used with her permission.
Technique: The method was a self imposed challenge of not using a ruler. Machine pieced and quilting.
"Gingerbread House" by CarolAnne Olson 40" x 40"
Gingerbread houses were always on my baking list of to-dos. The problem is now solved. No architecture baking is needed.
Technique: Hand applique and with paint and beads and machine quilting.
"City Art" by CarolAnne Olson 37" X 42"
What is graffiti to you? That question was asked of many people. Knowing this is part of "Cities," there is a need to know the answer. Artists said things like: capital letters, large size, letters touching, and bright colors. Then I asked a policeman the question. His reply was quick and simple: 'Graffiti is anything written where it does not belong!" Quite
"Underground Tube" by CarolAnne Olson 48"x35"
Cities are huge puzzles for tourists. In London, on arrival, you get a map of the underground transit system and an Oyster card. When the tourney to your destination is successful, you can accept that the "Tube" actually works, despite your apprehension.
Technique: Hand applique and longarm quilted with a puzzle motif.
"Street Life" by CarolAnne Olson 23"x19"
A photo taken in a California street shows "Life" happens everywhere. A blooming lobelia, growing in a concrete crack. is wonderful.
Technique: Fused images, covered with tulle then quilted.
"Communications" by CarolAnne Olson 44" x 54"
What does "communication" include in a city? Today much is wireless, but much needs to be visual. Thoughts and people are going to keep moving. How many different systems are in the communication category?
Technique: Pieced and hand appliqué, longarm quilted.
In the Northwest, walking your dog is a daily event. Dog friendly parks allow off-leash play time. An old fire hydrant, that I photographed, seemed the perfect item to furnish a dog…on the prowl for pee-mail.
Construction is hand appliqué and long-arm quilting.
25" x 30"
Inspired by Gone With the Wind.
Construction is appliqué and long-arm quilting.
62" x 64"