I met up with her recently and after a lovely visit over lunch I got the quilt tour! Wow!! I was blown away. What a talented woman, creative and diverse. She said she'd love to share her quilts on my blog. You ready for a little quilt tour?
I thought I'd start out with a photo of her and one of her many quilt tops. Isn't that lovely? It's a little funky but a little elegant too with that black border.
This amazing quilt is on her bed. The blocks that look appliqued- it's a cheater panel! I never knew what to do with those. There sure isn't anything cheating about the rest of this quilt! BTW, the border and basket is appliqued.
This photo is hard to see but Phyllis used John Flynn's method of making a diagonal pieced backing. Apparently you don't need as much fabric doing it this way. The pieced stars you see are also on the diagonal. It really makes the backing exciting and different.
This quilt is from Blackbird Designs. I don't think Phyllis ever follows the pattern. I am pretty sure she made these blocks smaller than the book called for.
This was a challenge quilt. Phyllis doesn't enjoy traditional applique so uses a cutaway method. She lays the fabric down, sews a shape, then trims away the excess. I believe most of this quilt was done that way. Maybe I can get her to do a tutorial for the blog. (Of course I'd love to see it done myself!)
Here she is working on a quilt as you go and the cutaway applique.
I am pretty sure this one is all done by cutaway. I'm also pretty sure some artistic and drawing talent comes natural to her!! I think it's so cool!!
I've seen this pattern, but have you ever seen it with leftover ties, kind of like a penny rug? How adorable is that?! Notice the use of buttons too.