Black & White Baby Quilt

Made this baby quilt as a surprise for a dear friend earlier this spring. She and her husband wanted the gender to be a surprise, so I tried to keep it gender neutral. I’ve been playing with a few designs that are a bit more modern, and this project seemed to fit perfectly. The black and white stripes were totally inspired by an Ikea Stockholm rug that I’ve been coveting for my living room for months, but am too cheap to buy. I also found a Marimekko black and white onesie on a Vermont Trip this past winter that coordinates very nicely.

Without further ado, I give you loads of pictures!







I was home for Easter when these pictures were taken, so I had some help. Thanks Mom! Had a lot of fun taking these around my family’s house.

Oh, and his big brother also got this really cool super hero cape:


The tutorial can be found at The Pleated Poppy.

And finally, congrats to Krista and Bob, who were blessed with a sweet baby boy, Arden, this past weekend! He is adorable, hope he looks good in black and white!



It’s Never Too Late for Baby Blankets!

I was cleaning out my iPhone picture the other day (because I am out of room for more), and realized that I never posted these.  Here are two baby quilts that I made last winter for some of my former co-workers.

Race Baby Quilt (Fabric: Amy Butler – Dots)

Triangle Baby Quilt (Fabric: Lotta Jansdotter – Glimma)

Now back to organizing the new craft room so that I can start quilting again.  I made a deal with myself that I couldn’t start any more projects until the new room was finished and organized.  



First Custom Baby Blanket

We’ve had our fair share of snow days here in CT lately. I am so thankful to have the extra time to catch up on projects. Last week, I finished and mailed my first custom ordered baby quilt for a friend. Her only request was that it be purple, and after a few back and forth text messages of ideas and pictures while shopping for fabric, this is what I came up with:




Hope you like it Kolby!

Stay warm.


A Great Way to End the Week

Despite only working 3 days this past week, it’s felt like a long one. A bit of traveling and trying to squeeze 5 work days into 3 probably had something to do with that. But then I came home to a very nice surprise that ended the week on a good note. Shortly after the Boston Marathon bombing, I made these blocks for the Boston Modern Quilt Guild‘s Quilts for Boston, which will be given to the marathon bombing victims.


Tonight I got some time to catch up on a few blogs that I follow and stumbled upon these posts! Check out the third picture down (hint: one of my blocks is in the bottom row), and the top row of the third picture here. These quilts are absolutely gorgeous and make me happy for so many reasons:

1. I feel privileged to see my blocks next to so many other beautiful blocks, made by quilters who are much more experienced than I am.

2. I love the way these quilts have come together, better than I could have imagined. Great work Boston MQG!

3. Most importantly, I’m happy to see so many quilters from around the world come together to share their craft in order to help those in need. So thankful to have had the opportunity to send a little bit of love to those who are needing it right now.

Looking forward to seeing the rest of these quilts come together.

Have a great weekend!