Karel’s Kreations

Karel’s heritage is rich in quilting history with generations of quilters behind her on both sides of her family.  As a young girl her mother taught her how to sew her own clothing which ended up being a great foundation, but it was sleepovers at her Grandma’s, with patient lessons in learning hand embroidery, that contributed to her love of hand sewing.

 At the time of her wedding her Grandma taught her step by step how to make a quilt which resulted in her wedding quilt and a passion for the art of quilting was born. Working for many years at a local quilt shop increased her knowledge of quality fabric and quilting techniques.

For 25 years Karel has been creating unique wall quilts and accent pillows to sell locally.  With a love for whimsical design, and combining appliqué with piecing and touches of embroidery, she especially enjoys creating seasonal wall quilts and pillows.

Residing all of her life here in Lancaster County,  she lives with her husband and their little dog.  She loves spending time with her family and being a Grammy. When she’s not sewing you’ll likely find her cooking, gardening, or reading.

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  • Five Dresden plates set on point are the focus of this fine traditional quilt. The Dresden plates are machine pieced and then hand appliquéd to each of the background squares. They are surrounded by Karel’s signature triple borders and corner squares.  Cross-hatching has been hand quilted on the set in triangles and creates a diamond design.   Many different fabrics were used on each plate which adds lots of interest.  A small floral blue print was used for the border for the perfect finish on this beautiful quilt. a hanging sleeve and Karel’s signature patch are included on the back.
  • A perky red Cardinal is at the center of this log cabin charming, Christmas quilt.  The log cabin blocks have been artfully arranged using lights and darks to create the backdrop for this festive holiday piece.  Hand appliquéd pinecones and hand embroidered pine needles add to the seasonal feeling as well.  Look closely at all the fun fabrics that Karel incorporates to create the logs for the blocks.  Small hand quilted stitches add to the beauty of this original design with small pine boughs and berries on the red border fabric. A hanging sleeve and Karel's signature patch are included on the back of the quilt.
  • Winter mittens on strings twirl around a spunky snowman at the center of this winter themed quilt.  The artful way in which Karel arranges the light and dark logs create a wonderful background for this whimsical  pattern.  Notice the many winter and snow fabrics that went into the making of this quilt!  The hand quilting is very nicely done and enhances the overall design of the pieces along with neatly done appliqué.  The pattern of the blue border fabric was a great choice to finish it too. A hanging sleeve and Karel's signature tag are included on the back of the quilt.
  • Five Dresden plates set on point are at the center of this fine, traditional quilt.  The Dresden plates are machine pieced and then hand appliquéd to the background squares.  They are framed by Karel's signature triple border and corner squares.  Cross-hatching has been  hand quilted on the set-in triangles to create a beautiful diamond design.  Civil war reproduction fabrics were carefully selected to create a vintage scrappy feel on this piece. A hanging sleeve and Karel's signature patch are included on the back of this quilt.
  • Here is one of Karel's classic original designs, the trumpet flower, and it has always been a customer favorite.  Winding trumpet flowers, vines and leaves are surrounded by 5" log cabin blocks and primitive stars in each of the 4 corners.  This stunning color scheme uses shades of blues, golden tans and ivory and is sure to please anyone who loves blue.  Karel is known for incorporating many different fabrics in her quilts to add interest and texture. Don"t miss the beautiful paisley border that creates a perfect finish for this fine piece! The hand quilting and appliqué are expertly done as well. A hanging sleeve along with Karel's signature tag are included on the back.
  • Here is a quilt just perfect for a smaller space in your home.   The log cabin pattern has always been a favorite of Karel's because there is no end to the ways you can lay out the blocks. In this quilt the light logs create a great background for the autumnal pumpkins with their vines and leaves while the dark logs create a frame around them.  1" logs have been used to create a scrappy feel and give the opportunity for many earthtone fabrics to be used.  A soft green fabric with floating leaves has been used as the border to frame this quilt.  The hand quilting and appliqué are beautifully done as well. A hanging sleeve and Karel's signature tag are included on the back of the quilt.
  • Patchwork Autumn is an original design by Karel and was created out of her love for the fall season. Hand appliquéd hollyhocks, flowers, a goldfinch and pumpkins are surrounded with blocks including the friendship star, pinwheel, Ohio star and churn dash to name a few. Half square triangles and hour glass blocks add to it's charm as well.  The warm floral border fabric compliments the quilt as the flowers and leaves gently wind their way around the quilt and hand quilting is beautiful. A hanging sleeve and Karel's signature patch are included on the back.
  • Late summer is Karel's favorite time of the year and was the inspiration for this fun small quilt.  A sunflower bud and sunflower have been created using the Dresden plate pattern, an appliquéd wool center with french knots and prairie points were added  on the flower.  A bumble bee flies happily around the flower as orange pumpkins sit underneath. The black crow perched on the pumpkin is another detail using wool appliqué.  A combination of machine pieced churn dash and 9-patches blocks were chosen to complete this quilt.  The hand appliqué and quilting  beautifully enhance the design as well. A hanging sleeve and Karel's signature patch  are included on the back.
  • Five Dresden plates set on point are the focal point of this fine traditional quilt. The Dresden plates are machine pieced and then hand appliquéd to the background squares. They are  then framed by Karel's signature triple border and corner squares. Cross-hatching has been hand-quilted on the set-in triangles to create a beautiful diamond design. Civil war reproduction fabrics have been chosen for the unique blue and brown color scheme and with so many different fabrics used it has a vintage feel. A hanging sleeve along with Karel's signature patch are included on the back of this traditional quilt.
  • Log cabin blocks with artfully arranged lights and darks help create the backdrop for this lovely quilt.  A charming little basket of flowers take center stage with butterflies that are flying all around the center. These  have all been carefully hand appliquéd with a touch of hand embroidery by Karel.  Multi colored classic fabrics were the choice for her color scheme.  Notice the outer border she chose incorporates all the colors found in the center of the quilt set on a classic black background. The hand quilting is beautiful and accents the design for the perfect finishing touch. A hanging sleeve and Karel's signature patch are included on the back of the quilt.

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