This page features a selection of the commissioned art pieces textile artist, Jean M. Judd, has completed from 1990 to 1999.
This quilt was a commission piece made in 1997. It was completed January 1, 1998.
The offset green center of the quilt features a hand quilted replica of the owner's shoulder tattoo which is a fighting leprechaun.
In each of the squares of the Nine Patch block, there is heirloom quality hand quilting. In the green blocks, there is a shamrock. In the navy blue blocks, there is a flower and in the yellow blocks, there are interconnecting circles which represent the gold coins from the pot of gold.
In the yellow border, there is a diamond shaped chain hand quilted to encircle the quilt.
The center block was off set so that when the top of the quilt was put over the pillows on the bed, the leprechaun would be in the center of the bed. Detail Photo CenterDetail Photo
Fighting Irish - (c) 1995-1998 - Hand Stitched Thread on Textile - 102"x 90". Private collection in USA.
This quilt is a commissioned piece by three sisters who wanted a quilt for their parents’ 40th wedding anniversary. The photos in the quilt are of the parents of the anniversary couple, the anniversary couple as high school seniors, the anniversary couple on their wedding day, photos of the three daughters as children and on their wedding days, photos of the grandchildren at the time the quilt was made, a photo of the family dog and then a photo of the couple from their 39th wedding anniversary.
All photos were printed onto iron-on transfer paper and transferred onto dye cloth fabric. Each photo was then framed in a brown marble fabric. The alternate blocks are hand quilted with a feathered heart in the center and then crosshatched outside of the heart. Detail Photo
40th Anniversary Quilt - (c) 1997-1998 - Hand Stitched Thread on Textile - 88"x 74". Private Collection in USA.
This quilt was made for a butterfly collector whose favorite color was blue. 7 blue fabrics were used with the traditional "Trip Around the World" design to make this quilt.
In each square, a butterfly is hand quilted. The quilt is hand bound and displayed in the owner's butterfly room where he has his collection of butterflies displayed. Detail Photo
Blue Trip Around the World - (c) 1997 - Hand Stitched Thread on Textile - 72"x 72". Private Collection in USA.
Stained Glass #1 and #2 - (c) 1996 25"x 18". Retirement Gifts for Parish Priest and Church Secretary. No useable photos of the finished pieces available.
This traditional pattern was requested by a client for a present for their son. His favorite shirt to wear was a red flannel shirt so cotton fabric that resembled his flannel shirt was used in the center of each square.
In the cream squares, four joined circles were hand quilted in each square forming pedals in the center.
The outside border has large circles hand quilted into it and they resemble baseballs which were the young man's favorite sport. Detail Photo
Alternating 9 Patch - (c) 1995 - Hand Stitched Thread on Textile - 80"x 68". Private Collection in USA.
This quilt was a commissioned piece for a wedding gift. The client wanted a quilt that was a Christmas quilt for a cousin's wedding gift. This quilt is brought out each Christmas season and displayed in the proud couples' living room.
The entire quilt is hand quilted around each fabric patch. In the four black rectangles, feathered wreaths are hand quilted. The outer border has a hand quilted vine of leaves also shown in the detail photo.
Six (6) different fabrics featuring Cardinals, wreaths, angels, teddy bears, pine cones and Father Christmas were used in the center of the quilt. The final border is a black fabric with gold leaves. Detail Photo
First Christmas Quilt - (c)1994 - Hand Stitched Thread on Textile - 89"x77". Private Collection in USA.
This quilt was commissioned by the parents' of a young man who loved Christmas and wanted a special quilt for his first "big" bed.
Five Christmas fabrics were selected that featured Christmas basketes, red stockings, white angels, cardinals and a green print.
Four smaller blocks were arranged into a larger block to form pinwheel affect. A subtle grid also appeared from the green fabric. Each fabric patch was hand quilted around to bring out the patch.
Two borders were added -- one being grey leaves and the second being black. Leaves were hand quilted in the grey border and a cable design was hand quilted in the black border.
The quilt is hand bound and is used every winter by the young man who is now just a year or so away from being on his own. Detail Image
Log Cabin Variation - (c)1994 - Hand Stitched Thread on Textile - 85"x 61". Private Collection in USA.
The collector wanted a quilt that was red, yellow and black and that had a strong pattern theme.
The triangle was the selected shape and Christmas was the collector’s favorite holiday so two Christmas fabrics were incorporated into the design, the red fabric and the white fabric which has red and green Christmas wreaths.
Each triangle was hand quilted around the edges. In the center black square, a Dresden plate design was hand quilted along with four partial Dresden plate designs in the four corners. The four corner black squares have a feathered circle hand quilted in the center. The white border has holly leaves hand quilted in it and the final black border has a triple arch design hand quilted into it. The backing is traditional, unbleached muslin. It is signed and dated by the artist. Detail Photo CenterDetail Photo
Triangle Quilt - (c)1994 - Hand Stitched Thread on Textile - 75"x 63". Private Collection in USA.
This quilt was made with the leftover pieces from my first two quilts. It was sold to my husband's aunt who just happened to have a pink and green bedroom in her home at the time.
She has since passed away and her daughter is now the caretaker of the quilt and it is displayed in their guest bedroom.
Godseye Quilt - (c)1992 - Hand Stitched Thread on Textile - 90"x 72". Private Collection in USA.