quilt monday

This is the third baby quilt I made from a fat quarter stack of Safari Playground. You can see one of the other quilts here.

quilted with Surf's Up

I absolutely adore pinwheel baby quilts. So quick to make!

I pieced the some flannels together for the backing.

As usual, I regret not hoarding some of this fabric line.
It makes the perfect baby gift for a boy or a girl.


I used to do quilting swaps all the time. Recently I've taken part of some that have been posted on Instagram. The latest wa s the Home Sweet Home mini swap.

This was the mini I made.

It turned out super cute. I love the little houses.

I water stitched the entire quilt except for the houses.

This is the quilt I got in return; all the way from Australia.

With Christmas getting close( I heard there is only 13 Saturdays until the big day!!), I am going to take the rest of the year off from swapping. Instead I am going to work on a not so little something that inspired me a few years ago on Instagram.

quilt monday

Could this be any cuter? When my sister in law told me that they were having a boy, this quilt quickly jumped to the top few quilts I wanted to decide between. So I sent Erica a few patterns and had her pick. This was the winner.

Erica was planning the nursery in shades of teal; both blue and green. I picked Kona solids in those shades from the palest to the boldest. The background I couldn't decide on. I actually ended up buying another fabric as well but Boy3 convinced me to go with the bubbles. It was the right choice.

I wanted to keep the quilting simple so I went with what I thought was an appropriate panto called Seaside. The thread; a variegated in blues and greens.

I found a fabulous grey chevron flannel print; soft and snuggly!

Now I need to get this boxed up and mailed off to the cutest nephew ever!


Linda came in a little while ago and dropped off her annual quilts for us while she was here locally. 

I love how creative she gets with her quilts.

quilted with Angel Wings
Linda wanted a wing panto to compliment the fairies in the quilt.

Who doesn't love sock monkeys?

quilted with Sock Monkey

Super cute!

I loved this baby quilt.

Quilted with Tractors

Just adorable.

And these dinosaurs.

Quilted with Swirl

Just too cute!

And a great custom quilt.

I did straight lines in the lighter sections of the quilt.

The straight lines created the greatest texture. In the gear section, I did a tight stipple around the applique.

Thanks again Linda. See you in the spring!!

quilt sampler

Back in March, I got a phone call from Hamels Quilt Store that I needed to come in asap that day. When I got to the store, Pauline, the owner, handed me a box and specific instructions.

The box held a very special quilt. It was designed for Hamels for a feature of them in an upcoming Quilt Sampler . The catch? I had 6 hours to quilt the quilt and return it. It needed bound that evening and popped into the mail first thing in the morning.

I adore this quilt. It's all soft and cuddly flannels. And the snowmen-who doesn't love snowmen?

Pauline wanted the quilting simple and no quilting on any of the appliques.
I went with a large snowflake in all the 9-patch blocks and a free-hand meandering star in the border.

Around the snowmen, I did a tight stipple to anchor the shapes down.

You can find the more pictures and the pattern details in the current issue of Quilt Sampler on shelves now.

Congrats again Pauline and staff. 
And thank you for the privilege of quilting your special quilt.

quilt monday

hello? anyone out there?? it doesn't matter how prepared I think I am, the first week of school is exhausting!! and the week was over before I even knew it lol.

I did next to no sewing all summer. I had seen this tutorial on Moda Bake Shop and bookmarked it. Over the summer, I saw many of these fabulous star blocks and had to make some for myself.

The first, I bought this charm pack(sorry, I have no idea what line it is except for it being Moda) and made this runner.

quilted with a meander

It's so long that it's too big for our table lol.

How about this mustache print?

The next one I did a little different so it would fit our table lol.

I love how the quilting shows up.

quilted with Paisley Max

You can't see the binding very well but it's a plaid print; worked perfectly with the fabrics. 

Now that school is back, I'm hoping I can get time again to sew!

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