Adventures and Legos

Not counting the ones I’ve accidentally vacuumed, there are at least a million LEGO bricks in my house. My seven-year-old son’s collection is so big that it can’t all fit inside the gigantic chest that we purchased specifically for storing LEGOs. Every LEGO in the house belongs to him… at least until this weekend. Now I have a small collection of my own. 

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5-Step Cuddly Blanket

This kid has been a trooper lately, so I stayed up late to whip up a cozy blanket for him. For low effort and huge impact, you can whip up one of these, too. All you need is a piece of Cuddle or Minkee, plus a fun cotton print. No batting, no quilting, no binding, no piecing…just cozy cuddles!

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Game of Thrones Embroidery

I’m new to being a pop-culture nerd. Growing up, I never was a fan of anything much, except sewing. And I always felt like I was missing out by not participating in culture.

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Pleased to Eat You

At first glance, this quilt is calm and deep with shades of blue fabrics. But look closer to see the lurking sharks.

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Falling for Him

This is a Husband quilt. A Misdirection quilt. A “Here, Honey, I made you this so you’ll stop asking how much I spend on fabric” quilt.

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Eat, Play, Giggle, Sleep

Time to eat, play, giggle, sleep — and snuggle — are all you need to welcome a new baby. Tummy time, nap time, playtime, and cuddle time will all unfold on this backdrop. What better way than a Winnie-the-Pooh quilt to share with a child the joy of these cherished characters.

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The Quilt Whisperer

When she unfolds a quilt, it’s more like she’s opening a storybook. Sandy Sutton has been collecting and studying antique quilts longer that I’ve been alive. Her extra bedroom is a library, stuffed wall to wall with quilted stories, some written more than a hundred years ago. Her obsession has made her more than a just quilt collector. She reads the stitches like words on a page. They whisper their secrets. 

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Quilt Nirvana, Coming Right Up

If you think these pink pinwheels are pretty now … after this quilt is washed it will transcend. The backgrounds will recede, and the pinwheels will puff and rise when the batting does its antiquing thing. Ahhhh. Namaste.

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Single-Fold Bias Binding

These instructions were created for my Overwatch Ornaments, but they can be used for any project using purchased double-fold bias tape for the edging.

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Happy Christmas, Heroes!

As a kid, decorating the Christmas tree was a magical experience. My mom assembled the tree and wound the lights (the hard parts). Then, while she retreated to the kitchen to bake cookies and warm apple cider, my siblings and I hung the ornaments. 

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