Michele's Quilt Gallery: My Favorites

Exciting News!!!! As you can see from my gallery-- I like to make quilts...a lot of quilts! Starting in May of 2015, I decided to make quilting my business... not just a hobby.  I am offering long-arm quilting services, custom quilts, t-shirt quilts, and custom embroidered quilt labels.  Click here to visit my new business website: www.myquiltingbeehive.com


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Welcome to my quilt gallery.  I made my first quilt in 1998 after my mother-in-law gave me a sewing machine for Christmas... once I started, I was hooked and as you can see from my photo gallery, I have spent lots of time making lots of quilts since then.  I am currently a member of the Country Piecemakers' Quilt Guild of Powhatan, Virginia, but live in Old Saybrook, CT.  I stay busy sewing and love every minute of it.

Please enjoy the photos and feel free to contact me if you have any questions or are interested in having a quilt custom made!
Michele Holt michele@myquiltingbeehive.com

Recent Work:




Here are a few of my favorites:

Puzzle Pieces
This quilt will be auctioned off at the 10th Anniversary Gala for Autism Up http://autismup.org/

in May of 2015

Daisy Quilt
Machine appliqué with pieces cut using the Leaves Galore template made this a fun one.  I have been enjoying machine quilting on the Baby Lock Aria. This quilt has a combination of free motion and straight line quilting.  

Dreaming of a White Christmas
I made this as a shop sample using the Baby Lock at Coastal Sewing Machines.  The machine has so many amazing features!  The pattern is available on the Baby Lock website

Nathaniel's Dragon
My son asked for a dragon on his quilt.... I found this pattern  for the stained glass dragon and created my own design for the sides to make it large enough for his bed.  The black lines are all cut from one piece of fabric and the colors are laid in behind the cut outs.

Shop Hop Jacket
I picked out one fabric at each shop on the CT Shop Hop 2011 to make this Jacket.  I used several of the decorative stitches on my machine to create different quilt stitches in each section when I put it together-- lots of fun to make!


Nikolas's Sock Monkey Quilt
I don't usually buy quilt kits, but this one from Keepsake Quilting was too cute.  My son saw it when I was flipping through the catalog and asked for it. I tried to resist, but he saw it again in a magazine ad. How could I pass it up (Too CUTE!)

Mariner's Compass
Foundation Pieced from the "Little Bits" pattern. I started the sea turtle print for the border and picked the other colors to go with it.  Made by request-- a student at Coastal Sewing wanted to make a Mariner's Compass so this will be a class.

Paper Pieced Hummingbird
This pattern has over 100 pieces! After I made the block I designed the purse around it.

Kaleidoscope of Color
This was a block of the month quilt through Quilting Adventures.  When I saw the sample I just had to make it.  I gave it to my grandmother for Christmas.

Spinning Pinwheels
This is an original design.  I wrote up instruction sheets for the individual blocks to give out as Block of the Month patterns at Coastal Sewing Machines.  Then I created a pattern for this quilt which is available exclusively at Coastal Sewing Machines!

Ten Little Rubber Ducks
When I saw the Eric Carle fabric line I just had to make a quilt with it.  I designed the quilt to maximize the panel fabric. I wrote a pattern with complete instructions.  My first quilt pattern.

The Giving Quilt
From the book, fabric line, and pattern "The Giving Quilt" by Jennifer Chiaverini.  When I saw it I just had to make it.  I loved the book and had loads of fun making the quilt-- now if only I could spend a week at the Elm Creek Quilt Retreat!


Hansel and Gretel
A friend asked me to make this for her daughter.  I found an illustration in a story book and turned it into this! I included a trail of fabric breadcrumbs around the border.

Little Red Riding Hood
Same friend asked for this for her second daughter.  It is fusible appliqué from another story book illustration.

Double Irish Chain
I made this for the Goochland Christmas Mother.  They held a raffle to raise money to help provide for families in need at Christmas time!

Irish Chain Zoo
My son loves animals, so I made this for him.  The center of each Irish chain block has a paper pieced animal from the book "A Quilter's Ark" by Margaret Rolfe.

The Road to Marriage
This is a custom quilt made with appliqué blocks of all the things that brought a special couple together along their road to marriage

A Toast to Marriage
Each champagne bubble has a special image that is related to the happy couple to celebrate their love and marriage.

Randolph Roadrunner
Randolph Elementary School has a roadrunner as the school mascot.  I made this for the silent auction held by the PTO.

Seminole Strips
I made this as a "Strip of the Month" project with the Country Piecemakers' Quilt Guild.  Each month we were given instructions for one row of this quilt.