"Could you make a quilt out of my children's baby clothes?"
A dear friend of mine reached out recently to create a quilt out of her two daughter's baby clothes. She wanted the clothes to be made into a baby-sized quilt that she would give to her girls once they were older and had their own families.
Sometimes in life, we are faced with two very large choices: whether or not to marry someone, whether or not to take this job or that job, to start a family now or later, to pursue a dream, or to wait. Sometimes it can be challenging tomake the right decision, especially when both could be bad/hard outcomes.
This vision of darkness surrounding kept playing around in my head for months, but it wasn't just the darkness. It was the two birds that had their wings flying upward and out of the darkness, in this lap size quilt.
"Masterpiece" took many weeks for its completion. I decided to make the background pieced with all shades of white/gray. Then I carefully pieced the vase into the background. I love how it turned out. The next step was to top quilt. I decided to do this by hand instead of machine for a different feel and effect.
My biggest accomplishment as a business owner would be the actual launching of the business. It was a really big deal for me to even get to that place. It took two years (2020-2021) of planning, creating, and making quilts, as well as having a 5th baby, homeschooling, and moving from WA to VA, all the while there was a pandemic. It was truly the biggest accomplishment of my life, and I am so proud of myself for doing the hard work needed to pursue my dream.
It’s been on my mind to create a quilt that doesn’t have a pattern. One that I just cut the pieces and sew them together. This quilt will be called, “Masterpiece”. It is the first quilt I’ve created with a depth of meaning unlike the others that I have made.
The newest quilt available is the Classic, brown quilt. It is the "Classic" pattern made with fresh, new colors. This block is an "Irish Chain" block with the center pieces modified just a bit to give the quilt a bit more variation when...
This scrappy style quilt uses the traditional pattern called the log cabin block. I really love how the blues and pinks change from light to dark. It was so much fun using low volume white fabrics to create this child’s quilt. The center animal prints are so cute too! They were individually cut out- each one selected for variation. I think my favorite block is the mother duck with her little ducklings as it reflects...
This quilt reminds me of a little cabin in the countryside surrounded by the bounty of a diligent hardworking gardener.
The fabric came together by inspiration of the center square. This fabric is from a well know designer called, Kaffe Fassett. He designed the fabric with all the many fruits of summer in mind. I love how
Learning how to properly care for your quilt will ensure many years enjoyment. Quilts require lots of time and skill to create. It can take months or even years of practice with trial and error to perfect the skill of quilting. There is also the large investment of all the supplies and notions, like a sewing machine, rulers, patterns, and loads of fabrics and batting. Considering those things the worth of a quilt should be highly valued. Below is all the directions I have curated to ensure your quilt lasts for generations.
I love making the "Flying Geese" which are the triangles of pinks and magentas with the white or grey background. I love the irony of this block being a bird related block for a quilt that is all about birds.