Tactile and Tasty

Did you know that a baby can't see color until five months of age? But she's been exploring her world with touch since before she was born. Flannel, waffle-weave, flat cotton and Minkee combine to make this an extra-tactile baby quilt.

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Head and Shoulders Above

Anne is on a roll making animal quilts for her grandkids. Seeing this regal giraffe, I understand why. We chose a quilting design that would put this beauty in her natural habitat: a savanna with endless rolling grasses.

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Purple Mind Meld

Can you have separation anxiety from a quilt? Maybe not, but Anne must have a mind meld with all her quilts. Every time I’m taking one off the frame, she just happens to drop by. 

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Congratulations, It's a Buoy!

Sometimes quilters make quilts just because. This baby quilt has no recipient in mind, but when my client becomes a grandmother she'll have an adorable quilt all ready to go. Let's hope it's a buoy! (Err...boy...)

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Cherry Cherry Blossoms

One of my favorite things about quilting is the chance to play with new color combinations. Unlike redecorating your home or giving your wardrobe a makeover, a quilt is a simple way to experiment with color.

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Stars on Fire

As new clients become regulars, I love seeing the range of the quilts they bring me. Some stick to the same color family. Some prefer one style of fabrics. Others are explorers. Sandy surprises me every time.

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Sweet Baby Peach

This baby quilt is all about the subtle details and colors. Lisa used a charm pack with soft peach and tan colors to make a quick and easy baby quilt. The squares were sewn straight, and then given setting triangles to turn them on their points and add some interest.

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Overwatch Baby Quilt

A good video game is a little bit like a quilt. Strong art, interesting characters, and good storytelling are like the fabric, batting, and thread. Those elements are stitched together to create something new and interesting. Blizzard’s Overwatch game is one of these ‘quilts.’ It’s all about heroes.

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How Knitting Drew Me Closer to My Grandma Six Years After Her Passing

I don’t quite remember if it was a small bedroom or a large closet, but it was in the eaves of my grandma’s old farmhouse. We called it the “dress-up closet,” and it was filled to the rafters with glamourous things: high heeled shoes, hats with veils, hoop skirts, and dresses with puff sleeves. I’m pretty sure they were real clothes, worn by real women, but that was a long time ago. I loved them, and I tried them all on.

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Photo Pillow with Printable Fabric

For a silly white elephant gift, I turned a photo of a friend’s coworker into a pillow that stole the spotlight at the holiday party. Printable Fabric is an amazing tool for your crafty arsenal. These cotton sheets slide through your inkjet printer and let you print any design onto fabric. Follow these simple steps create a unique pillow of your own using printable fabric.

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