Wednesday, July 10, 2019


It was a spring for baby quilts.
My good friend asked me to make a baby quilt.
Her second niece is having a baby
and she wanted this pattern.

OK, its a traditional, but Debbie
always knows exactly what she wants.

Her niece has an interesting color scheme for
the new baby girl...cream, peach and sage.
Sounded more like wedding colors and I knew
finding baby print fabrics would be a challenge.

BUT we did it and this very modern take of
Winnie The Pooh fabric was just the ticket.
We found a few sage and peachy colors as well.

I made a couple test blocks because the block was
"on point" and the pooh figures had to be upright.
Well, by the time I got the blocks made...
I had 16 hours in the top alone.
The tiny pooh squares were 2 1/2'

I got the top all put together at quilt retreat in May.
Now there is 26 hours in this baby quilt.

I used the darker Pooh fabric for the backing and the border.
I had larger pieces of the Pooh prints
Sew I put them into the backing
Finally you can see what the prints looks like.

Very happy with the end result.

I used a FMQ meander again.
You just can't beat that design for a baby quilt.

Kathy Guenther, my quilty peep in crime
suggested I outline the horizontal strip of Poohs
with a frame it out.
I love this backing!

Aunt Debbie always comes up with
the best labels for the quilts
like this...

Here is the quilt on display at the baby shower.
I had never heard of this...
but all gifts were NOT to be wrapped
just put on display for all to see.
What a great idea!

And here is the beautiful family.
Two nieces on the left
Little girl in the middle has 
one of my hand made quilts.
Debbie on the right.
A very proud Auntie, indeed!

And to end this fun story...
not only did Debbie buy all the fabric,
She told me to keep what is left.
and give me a sizable tip!
I love it when someone understands how
much work goes into a quilt.
This 58" square quilt took over 30 hours to make.

Sunday, June 30, 2019


A friend asked me last spring...
what do you charge to make a baby quilt?
I explained the cost varies, but
 quoted the "friends" price.
Her eyes widened and said...oh I have to think about that.  
I told her if you select fabrics I have in my stash...
I can make it for....$$$

Still, she had to think about it.
A month later, I saw her and she decided
the quilt was to be made.

I sent her options of fabrics and she chose
Nordic Woods by Michael Miller.

This quilt is for her niece and nephew's baby and they are outdoor, hiking peeps. 
 She loved the bright vivid colors.

I put the top together at a May quilt retreat.
Perfect 10 pattern by Swirly Girls with no border.
It took a while to get the colors / blocks
arranged.  A few sewing peeps helped me
make it look this great!

I found the backing orange/white fabric
in my stash.  YAY!

Quilted and the binding is the same  
striped fabric used on the back.

Here you can see the traditional FMQ meandering.
I love this for a baby quilt.
I like to sew my business tag into the binding.

And the one fabric backing, also traditional, works.
Especially when you are working on a budget
of time and money.

I delivered the quilt and another success story finished.
The finished size  is  48" x 54".
Customer was very happy the baby can use this 
lapsize quilt for many, many years.
Check deposited!  

Friday, May 17, 2019


I feel scrappy every once in awhile
and when I do...I pick up my Featherweight
and work on my Scrappy Trip Around the World blocks.

I have 9 blocks done.
I have the green fabric in the center of each block
and hope this will give the eyes a place to rest!

I haven't been blogging to much lately because
I get aggravated with BLOGGER!
Way too often BLOGGER disables the function that allows me to receive your comments in my email inbox.  

I would like to get SCRAPPY with 
BLOGGER when this happens.