Friday, March 20, 2015

Pink Baby Quilt

One of my friends that lives across the street asked if I'd make a baby quilt for her to give to one of her friends who's due in April. I had her come over and look at my fabrics and pick what she wanted. I happen to have some Heather Ross and Mary Jane fabrics out. This is what I came up with. All the fabrics on the front are Heather Ross and Mary Jane. The backing fabric is one of Jennifer Paganelli's. This quilt measures 38"x47". 

And my next quilt I post will be of the same fabrics since I need to make a baby quilt for a dear friend that had a baby 3 months ago! yes…I'm a slacker! But I love these fabrics together so I want to make another one. 

Thursday, March 19, 2015


Browsing my blog (which I haven't been on for a while!) I realized I never posted pictures of some quilts I made in November and December! So i'm going to post them all in this post to try and catch up! 

I found out in November that one of my college roommates was diagnosed with cervical cancer. I hadn't seen or even talked to her in 20 years or so. I was able to make a trip up to visit her and I wanted to give her a gift. I got to meet her husband and kids and spend a little time with her. I gave her this quilt. Unfortunately 2 weeks later she passed. I'm glad I got to see her when I did and I'm glad I got to meet her family. Her daughter was very interested in the quilt and asked me a bunch of questions about making it. I'm hoping she is now using this. 
Fabric: Dream On by Urban Chiks
Backed and binded with a vintage sheets

I participated in a Holiday Bazaar on the base I live on. I whipped up some items to try and sell.

First up, a table runner. This is all made from scraps of Anna Maria Horner's various lines.

Next, a baby quilt made of leftovers from another baby quilt I made in the past. 

Another Baby quilt with leftovers from a previous quilt. 

Baby quilt #3

A lap quilt made of various blues, greens and purples

Another lap quilt made of Anna Maria Horner's various prints. Backed with an Amy Butler print. 

I sold the table runner and the blue baby quilt. 

Ok, so that's what I did all before Christmas. Now I'm trying to get into the groove again. Tomorrow I'll post pics of a commissioned baby quilt I made this week. 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Hawkeye Ball Donation Quilt

My husband has an annual Hawkeye Ball that we attend when we are in a fleet squadron. There are raffle items up for grabs benefitting the VVOSA. Each year we attend, I try to donate a quilt. Here's the one I submitted this year. 

Fabric: Origins by Basic Grey
Pattern: Synchronized Squares by p.s. i quilt
(if you look closely, the bottom row is completely different fabrics. I had to make a mad dash to Joann's to see if I could find some prints that coordinated because I wanted it longer than how it came out. I didn't want to take apart the whole top to work them into it better. So it kinda bothers me, but then again, it was donated, so I guess it's ok.)

The winner of this quilt was actually one of our old Commanding Officer's wives, so that made me happy! 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Hushabye Baby Quilt

Another baby shower this past Saturday! Again, I wasn't able to attend but I finished a quilt in time to send. I've had these fabrics for a couple years now and finally got to use them for a baby quilt. It's just a simple square in a square pattern. Finished size was approx. 50"x50". 
Fabric: Hushabye by Tula Pink
Backing fabric was one I picked up from Joann's, I think.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

A Wedding Quilt

One of the wives in my Officer's Spouses Club got married back in May. I made her a quilt as her wedding gift and I FINALLY finished it! 
She had told me her favorite colors were Navy and Yellow and when I came across Dear Stella's Lola fabric, I knew it would be perfect for her. 
My original plan was a Sparkle Punch Quilt, but it was so much work and I've been so busy with baby quilts, donation quilts and then this, that the Sparkle Punch was just way too big of a commitment at this time. 
I still love how this turned out though because it's got the stars and some patchwork, which I love. 
She loved it and that makes me happy! 
Quilt stats:
Fabric: Lola by Dear Stella
Measures: approx. 65"x75"

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Baby Quilt Recipients

This makes it all worth it! I was unable to attend the baby shower that my last 4 baby quilts were made for. The host sent me a picture with the girls and their quilts. :)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Baby Quilts Galor!

I was going to do a separate post for each quilt, but decided on just one post. I did all 4 of these quilts in just over 10 days! 

There are 4 gals pregnant in our Officer's Spouses Club and there was a quadruple baby shower yesterday. I missed the shower but sent gifts. 

Here they are! And for throwing them together in such a short amount of time I feel like I didn't get to fully appreciate them. But I will say, all of them were super fun to make and I loved each and every one! 

Quilt Stats
Fabric: Prince Charming by Tula Pink in the Coral and Aqua color way (and few other prints in same colors by other designers)
Pattern: Disappearing 9-patch 
Measures: 38"x46"

Quilt Stats
Fabric: Prince Charming by Tula Pink in the blue/green color way (and a few other prints to have enough!)
Pattern: patchwork set on point
Measures: 32"x42"
Quilting: I tried the Dogwood Quilting! It was so fun! Not my best work, as this was the first time attempting it. But I still think it turned out pretty neat! 

Quilt Stats
Fabric: various prints I've had for years. I honestly can't remember all of them. I bought some from a fabric store and some came from Connecting Threads
Pattern: Half Square Triangles 
Quilting: I just did minimal straight line quilting. (I like more minimal quilting on baby quilts because it seems to make them a bit ofter)
Measurements: I FORGOT TO MEASURE! I think it was approximately 44"x44". Each block was 8" unfinished, so that's my guess!

Quilt Stats
Fabric: I can't recall the exact name but it was from Connecting Threads (years ago!) and I think it was "Honey Bee". Backing is the VERY last of my favorite Anna Maria Horner Folksy Flannel
Pattern: Fancy Jelly Roll. I didn't use a jelly roll nor did I make it as big as the pattern is for. I cut up a fat quarter bundle I had and have plenty left over. So I'll either make another baby quilt or a patchwork with the leftovers. 
Measures: I forgot to measure this one. I'd guess it was 45"x50".