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 graceful floral wreath is the focal point of this stunning small quilt. Tulips, buds and flowers are combined in a pleasing arrangement with corner appliqué blocks radiating out from the center design.  The ribbon star blocks that surround the center make a bold statement as they frame the wreath and are followed by a classic checkerboard border.  A variety of prints are combined and blend quite nicely together.  The workmanship in both the appliqué and hand quilting are exceptional as well in this beauty. A hanging sleeve and Karel's signature tag are included on the back of the quilt.
  • Log Cabin blocks done in half light fabrics and half dark fabrics create the background for the center circle and primitive star in this folk art inspired quilt.  Arching flowers and leaves wind around the center block with corner log cabin blocks completing this pattern.  Pinwheels and checkerboards are another pleasing element in the borders of this original design by Karel.  Fabrics were carefully selected in a nice variety of prints  that play nicely with the precise appliqué and tiny quilting stitches. A hanging sleeve and Karel's signature tag are included on the back of the quilt.
  • Flowers and Friendship blocks go hand in hand on Garden Path, another original design by Karel.  The classic color scheme on this piece will work well in in a variety of decors.  The central floral design is surrounded by Karel's signature triple border and corner squares set on point.  Precise tiny quilting stitches create a diamond design in the background triangles along with the combination of pieced blocks and appliqué in this pleasing in this classic quilt. A hanging sleeve and Karel's signature patch are included on the back of the quilt.
  • A graceful floral wreath is the focal point of this stunning small quilt.  Tulips, buds and flowers are combined in a pleasing arrangement with corner appliqué blocks radiating out from the center design.  The ribbon star blocks that surround the center make a bold statement as they frame the wreath and are followed by a classic checkerboard border.  A variety of prints that include geometric and floral prints work together very well and, as you can see from the border picture, the hand quilting is exceptional in this beauty. A hanging sleeve and Karel's signature patch are included on the back of the quilt.        
  • Here's one of Karel's classic original designs, the Trumpet Flower, and it continues to be a customer favorite. Winding trumpet flowers, vines and leaves are surrounded by small log cabin blocks and primitive stars in each of the 4 inner corners.  Multi colored fabrics have been used in warm, country colors to give it a "scrappy" look as well.  Karel enjoys incorporating many different fabric prints in her designs along with hand quilting and hand appliqué that are beautifully done. A hanging sleeve and Karel's signature patch are included on the back of the quilt.
  • A simple wreath featuring tulips, leaves and flowers are at the center of this small quilt.  Karel choose to use Civil War reproduction prints to create a vintage look in this design.  The block is bordered with a triple border and corner squares, then set on point and surrounded by set-in triangles with beautiful hand quilted cross-hatching on them.  The burgundy border features small berries, and leaves is a nice frame for the center design. A hanging sleeve and Karel's signature patch are included on the back of the quilt.
  • Comin Up Sunshine is a nice variation on the Mariner's Compass pattern.  For this quilt Karel choose to use Civil War reproduction fabrics for a vintage look.  Take note of how precisely the points and curves were pieced in this difficult pattern. The curved theme is repeated in graceful flowers that surround the center block.  The appliqué and quilting , both done by hand,  are beautifully sewn as well.  A burgundy border featuring small berries and leaves are the perfect frame for this special quilt. A hanging sleeve and Karel's signature patch are included on the back of the quilt.
  • Five Dresden Plates set on point are the focus of this fine traditional quilt.  The Dresden Plates are machine pieced and then hand-appliqued to each of the background squares.  They are then surrounded by Karel's signature triple borders with charming paisley corner squares.  Note the plaid fabric that was used for the backgrounds, and the cross-hatching that is hand quilted in the set in triangles that surround the blocks.  A variety of prints create interesting plates and give a "scrappy" look to them. A red and blue stripe fabric is the perfect binding to finish this patriotic piece. A hanging sleeve and Karel's signature patch are included on the back of the quilt.
  • Using simple stems, leaves and berries appliquéd in this variation of a Baltimore Album block gives this quilt a simple beauty all it's own.  The block is set on point with Karel's signature triple borders and corner patches and features an abundance of beautiful hand quilting in the background triangles surrounding the center.  The 30" 30" size is versatile and could stand alone or in a grouping on your wall.  The classic color scheme is framed by a border fabric that features leaves and berries. A hanging sleeve and Karel's signature patch are included on the back of the quilt.
  • Woodland critters are a popular nursery theme and inspired this fun child's quilt. Done is tans and grays, the central block features a sweet little fox that is hand appliquéd.  The use of fabrics with leaves, twigs and geometric patterns makes this quilt appropriate for a boy or a girl's nursery.  Hand quilted flowers fill in the background blocks and a fun fabric featuring little bears join in with the fox fabrics. Little fox is just waiting for a good home and can be hung on the wall or used as a child's bank. A hanging sleeve and Karel's signature patch are included on the back of the quilt.

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