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 classic color palette was chosen for this charming, original Strawberry design.  Using pieced, neutral log cabin blocks for the center background was a creative choice.  Stars and berries with a center flower are beautifully appliqued along with precise piecing done on the corner log cabin and 54-40 or fight star blocks. Hand quilted diamonds called cross-hatching has been used on the floral background triangles that surround the center block.  All the elements of this design come together in such a delightful way in this classic quilt. A hanging sleeve and Karel's signature patch are included on the back of the quilt.
  • A graceful 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 wreath.  The ribbon star blocks make a bold statement as they frame the central wreath and next comes a checkerboard border just to set it all off.  Karel chose to use civil war reproduction fabrics because the tiny prints lend themselves so well to the small appliqué pieces.  The variety of fabrics includes stripes, florals and geometrics that add extra interest to the quilt.  As you can see from the border, the hand-quilting is beautiful as well. A hanging sleeve as well as Karel's signature patch are included on the back of the quilt.
  • Bright, cheerful fabrics were used to create this fun jungle themed children's quilt. Fabrics with adorable jungle animals are fun to look for in this piece.  The king of the jungle has been hand appliqué and is at the center of it all looking over his kingdom.  Perfect for hanging in a nursery, child's room or ready to become a beloved blank, it's ready and waiting for a loving home.  The workmanship is nicely done with tiny hand-quilted stitches that enhance the design. A hanging sleeve and Karel's signature patch are included on the back of the quilt.
  • The Wheels on the bus song inspired this fun children's quilt which features a sunny, yellow bus at it's center.  Whimsical cars and a pick up truck, done in cheerful colors with embroidered details appear to be driving around the bus.  The pattern feature bright colored squares which frame the appliqué blocks as well.  The border fabric echos the cars and buses as the children on bikes and jumping ropes ride around the border.  This playful quilt is ready to become a child's beloved snuggle blanket right now.  The workmanship  is beautifully done and the hand quilting enhances the design. A hanging sleeve and Karel's signature patch are included on the back of the quilt.
  • A gracefully floral wreath is the focal point of this stunning small quilt.  Tulips, buds, and flowers have been combined in a pleasing arrangement with corner appliqué blocks radiating out from the center design.  The ribbon star blocks that surround the center maker a nice statement as they frame the wreath and are followed by a classic checkerboard border.  The variety of prints that include geometric and floral prints work together so well.  The appliqué and quilting are beautifully done by hand on this one. A hanging sleeve and Karel's signature patch are included on the back of the quilt.
  • Five Dresden plates set on point are featured in this fine, traditional quilt. The Dresden plates are machine pieced and then hand appliqué to the background squares.  The are surrounded by Karel's signature triple borders and corner squares as sashing.  Cross-hatching has been hand quilted on the set in triangles to create the  small diamond design.  Many different fabrics were used to create the petals on each plate which adds lots of interest. A charming floral fabric was chosen  for the border on this traditional quilt.  Look at all the beautiful quilting and superb appliqué in this one! A hanging sleeve and Karel's signature patch have been included on the back of the quilt.
  • Patchwork Americana is a great addition to any patriotic decor.  Six patchwork blocks are arranged with the 4 appliqué blocks to create this pleasing original design.  Half square triangles, hour glass and checkerboards add interest as well.  Stars and Stripes are repeated both in appliqué and fabrics throughout this quilt.  Don"t miss the Heart block with the words "thank You" underneath that would make this the perfect gift for someone who has served our country.  A fun pieced inner border is finished off with a navy print in the outer border.  The workmanship is excellent from the quilting to the appliqué. A hanging sleeve and Karel's signature patch are included on the back of the quilt.
  • A classic red and blue color palette was chosen for this charming original Strarberry design.  Using a pieced background log cabin blocks for the center adds additional interest.  Stars and berries with a central flower are beautifully appliquéd along with precise piecing on the log cabin blocks and 54-40 or fight blocks.  Hand-quilted diamonds called cross-hatching have been quilted on the tan leaf background triangles that surround the center blocks.  All elements of this design come together in such a delightful way on this classic quilt. A hanging sleeve and Karel's signature patch are included on the back of the 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 with primitive stars in each of the corners.  The stunning color scheme uses shades of blues,  golden tans and ivory which gives such a pleasing effect.  Karel is known for incorporating many different fabrics in her quilts to add lots of interest and texture.  We think the border fabric is the perfect finish to this lovely quilt.  The hand quilting and appliqué are exceptional as well. A hanging sleeve and Karel's signature patch are included on the back of the quilt.
  • Wooly Sheep and saw tooth stars are combined with a fun block called "this and that" in this original small quilt.   The wool sheep are appliquéd onto the background using the button hole stitch this is all done by hand.  The graceful willow tree in the center block has been created using lots of embroidery as the sheep stands underneath holding a sweet little heart.  Fabric prints were carefully selected and include strips and small florals.  Karel loves combining touches of wool fabrics along with cottons in this special piece.  Don"t miss the fine quilting in this piece. A hanging sleeve along with Karel's signature patch are included on the back of the quilt.

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