Lynne Tyler 2015-2016 Quilts

Ola Pola is a named after a Ukrainian chocolate wafer candy. I gifted it to a friend of mine who was  born in Poland and loves sweets.

An experiment with "long" triangles resulted in this couch quilt I gifted to my brother Mark. I call it Triangle Dance.

Sewing long triangle pairs together with a gentle curve instead of a straight line was the first step toward making this quilt, which I gifted to my brother Paul and his wife Jane. I call it Triangle Twirl.

Some of my best quilts start out because I'm bored and I'm just playing around. Here, I thought I'd make some birds and give them stories. From there I started making birds based on real people. At first I thought this would be just a couch quilt, but now I think I'll submit it to the AQS shows. This is called Flight of Fancy.

 I made this quilt when I found out I was going to be a grandmother. Since my son and DIL wanted the baby's gender to be a surprise, I made this blue and yellow quilt.

 Topaz Beach is one of their favorite beaches near LA, so I named the quilt Blue Topaz. This is my baby granddaughter on her quilt.

 I made this one for my niece Ellen, who'll be graduating from high school this year. I call it Diamond Jubilee because it seems so full of joy and confetti.

 The Grand Prismatic, made using the Slashed Squares tutorial I wrote back in 2008.

 Just three days after my granddaughter was born I stared this pink quilt for her. Since she lives in Los Angeles California, I knew this quilt would never see much snow, so it was great fun to take beauty shots of this quilt on a day it was lightly snowing. The quilt is called Rose Deco.


Unknown said...

So this is my very first time visiting your site. You are very talented! Your birds are what drew me in and I can't get them out of my head. My grandmother "Nannie" passed away two years ago and she always said "Bye bye black birds" when we left her home. I've been on the search for a "black birds" keepsake ever since her passing and I love your birds. The idea of making my mom and aunt (her daughters), grand children, and great grand children who number a total of around 50 each their own bird that are mostly black birds but also have colors reflecting their personalities is a bit too much to resist. Thank you for the inspiration! I think I will make up a bird square for each that they can frame, make a pillow, purse, etc and then a similar bird quilt with a double of everyone's birds for my mother for Christmas.
Love it all! Thank you!

Amanda said...

Hello Lynne! I have been eyeing your bird quilt for sometime now and was wondering if you had a pattern for the birds? I’m wanting to make a quilt for the nurse who has been caring for my daughter in the NICU since she’s been born, and we decided that birds are my daughters perfect animal and this quilt can remind her of my daughter. If you could maybe email me if you get this and if you have time because from the looks of things you’re a busy lady who makes beautiful things!