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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  • A Baltimore album wreath block is at the center of this quilt with the graceful wreath of flowers that wind around the center of the quilt.  Look closely at the fun tiny prints which were used in all the appliqué. The focus floral fabric with yellow background adds a pop of interest to the design.  The workmanship is beautiful in everything from the appliqué to the tiny quilt stitches.  Narrow borders in green, blue and red help to frame elements in the over all pattern along with a pretty green floral border that finishes the quilt beautifully. A hanging tag and Karel's signature tag are included on the back of the quilt.
  • When the 8-pointed star block and the snowball block are artfully arranged together it creates a pleasing diagonal frame for the appliqué in this original design by Karel.  A simple but sweet flower vase is at the center and then layered appliqué flowers are centered in the surrounding blocks. So many charming blue and tan fabrics were used in the piecing of this quilt, including the lovely paisley border fabric.  It's interesting that 8-pointed stars are almost hidden until you look for them.  Attention to detail and workmanship are evident in this special quilt. A hanging sleeve and Karel's signature sleeve are included on the back of the quilt.  
  • Pinwheels are featured and set on point in this lovely, vintage design.  Scraps are precious to every quilter and this quilt features many different scraps of reproduction fabrics to create an old fashioned look.  The tan feathered pattern used as a background frames the pinwheels nicely.  The piecing and quilting are beautiful and Karel chose a floral border to complete the look. A hanging sleeve and Karel's signature patch are included on the back of this quilt.
  • The beautiful blue and tan paisley fabric in the border were the inspiration for the color palette of this Starberry quilt.  The use of neutral log cabin blocks using cream and tan fabrics as the background for the center design were a nice choice.  A woven tan fabric used as the background for the stars and berries creates added visual interest paired next to the 54-40 or fight star blocks as Log cabin blocks finish out the corners. The beautiful hand-quilting really shows up well in the small diamonds called cross-hatching on the background triangles. A hanging sleeve and Karel's signature patch are included on the back.
  • Hollyhocks and a bluebird play nicely together with flowers and buds alongside some of Karel's favorite pieced blocks including a log cabin, churn dash, Ohio star, and pinwheel in this original design. Hour glass, and triangle borders meander among the blocks as creative borders. The quilt uses classic colors in this attractive original design.  The lovely, green floral fabric used in the border compliments the quilt's fabrics so well. A hanging sleeve and Karel's signature patch are included on the back
  • This happy small quilt was inspired by Karel's love of butterflies in her flower garden during the summer. The blue and yellow color scheme is reminiscent of sunshine and blue skies.  Morning glories wind their way around the butterfly house and have hand embroidered french knots in the center of each flower. Friendship stars and 9-patch blocks are featured with a yellow and blue butterfly amongst them. The hand quilting and appliqué  are expertly done in this cheerful quilt. A hanging sleeve and Karel's signature patch are included on the back.
  • Karel was thinking spring when she created this original design with hopping bunnies and a bluebird perched on the branch over a birdbath.  Tulips and a daffodil are welcome signs that spring has arrived along with flower pots all ready for planting. A white sheep holds a small wool heart in his mouth a corner block. Don't miss the bunny tails and ears that feature wool appliquéd pieces for added texture.  Pieced blocks including trip around the world, Sarah's choice, 8-pointed star which are some of Karel's favorites. This quilt is ready to find the perfect place in your home and the work is beautifully done. A hanging sleeve and Karel's signature patch are included on the back.
  • This delightful quilt came about as a result of Karel's love of Dresden Plates, and stars and  including many fabrics to create a scrappy look.   The floral wreath in the center has been surrounded with appliquéd  Dresden Plates and pieced 8-pointed stars which are a charming frame for a center appliqué flower. For added interest, Karel chose to use different fabrics in the sashing surrounding the blocks for a scrappy look.  Note the different background fabrics used in the blocks as well. A green print was chosen for the outer border to echo the color of leaves in nature. The piecing is precise and the appliqué and hand-quilting are  beautiful in this special quilt. A hanging sleeve along with Karel's signature patch is included on the back.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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