I have been making custom quilts since 1986.
My favorite quilts are traditional designs, I can remember sitting under the quilt frame at my grandmother’s house as a child.
The stitches created were fascinating.
That frame now has a special place in my home. I feel my grandmother’s presence when I construct another treasure.
When I started making custom quilts, it was for a baby quilt; as I completed it in less time…
… and so it began with adapting very traditional pattern of Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Bill to fit in a 6” block, machine applique to a muslin foundation. The choices of fabric colors are endless. They quickly became “Billy & Sue” to me.
Being Cajun prompted me to do a little adjustment and created the Cajun Cousins – T-Boy & MeeMee.
Now I couldn’t leave these kids alone, I felt they needed friends.
Cookie cutter shapes including fans, crazy hearts, fish, ball, sailboats, sun, moon, stars,etc., have become our “friends”, and are added to the quilts.