Aerial Grove Baby Quilt


For a fun baby quilt, I made an Aerial Grove quilt.  Pattern by Carolyn Friedlander.  My blogs were double-plus wonky, and I used my sew-and-turn applique method rather than needle-turn.  I hand appliqued the blobs onto the patchwork strips. IMG_3507_2

My quilting was also inspired by Carolyn, but I let my lines spazz-out.   I also only made the colorful “grove” – not the larger neutral border that is featured in the pattern.  A baby doesn’t need that much white space! IMG_3512_2

These pictures were taken a couple weeks ago, during another 20 degree cold-snap here in Michigan.  Apologies for the grainy texture and color-weirdness.



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QuiltCon 2015

I went to QuiltCon and had a great time.  I want to keep track of my favorite photos of friends and some inspirational bits and pieces.


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QuiltCon Accessories

I’m heading off to QuiltCon!  I plan on eating and drinking and learning and laughing for five days straight.

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I whipped up a couple of tops I hope to share soon, as well as a quilted sunglasses sleeve and a notebook cover!  Look – I’ve already collected quite a few pins for the #quiltconpinswap!  Fabric is from Carolyn Friedlander’s beautiful line, Doe.

Sunglasses sleeve tutorial found here

Quilted notebook cover tutorial found here

Say hello if you see me!

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I have two quilts to show!  One, I made this summer.  It is a king-sized version of Trapezoids at Work.  It is made in solids (except for one newspaper collage print) and was quilted with scallops.  Pardon the draping in this shot – king-sized quilts are heavy.

DSC_0001-better For quilting, I used A SLEW of tips from this craftsy class – Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine.  Cannot recommend enough.DSC_0004 2   DSC_0011The king-sized quilt was for a client, but I loved the colors and overall look so much, I made it a baby sister.  The below is about 60″ by 75″ or something.

seaglass-1No prints in this one, and the inclusion of some pinks and purples.




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Make Do and Mend

IMG_2954It’s 22 degrees in the Ann Arbor area today.  My coat had a broken zipper and I was debating whether to attempt a fix or just buy a new jacket.  But it is warm and fits well, and it turns out JoAnn Fabrics had heavy duty zippers in 26″ lengths.

I had to pop-off the male snaps in order to fix the zipper.  I put buttons to cover the holes.  A bit of nonsensical aesthetics.

seedumA friend says the local cleaners would charge about $65 for a similar zipper replacement.

$6 zipper + 1.5 hours of my time (always an existential dilemma placing a worth on my time…) = maybe $24?  I am very happy to know how to manage these tasks.



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Neurotic Snail Quilt

Just a quick post to show this baby quilt I made for a friend.

corrina-1I framed a solid square with fun prints –  most of them from Made By Rae’s line Lotus Pond.  Three sides but leaving a little corner stone allowed for me to embrace my crippling neuroses and do some pattern matching.

IMG_2646Neurotic Snails.

IMG_2645Cute little quilted windows.

corrina-22See the little snail HSTs in the sashing?  I like ’em.

It was almost a shame to fold this adorable Japanese fabric into binding.

il_570xN.493732245_m3k8Yuwa Cotorienne Fabric ‑ Tanuki Hide and Seek Blue and White Stripes

corrina-2And a happy little embroidered label.  I made this circle using my sew-an-turn applique method.


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Modern Quilt Guild Showcase

I was very honored to have my Folded Flock quilt in  the Modern Quilt Guild Showcase at the International Quilt Market & Festival in Houston this past couple of weeks.


Hello, quilt!  You look creased.  Live and learn.

A special thanks to Christa Watson who photographed all of the quilts in the showcase and posted them on her site.  Check ’em out.

If you’d like to get a peek at this quilt in person, I do believe you’ll be seeing it at Quilt Con!  And if you’d like to meet me I’ll probably be hiding behind my quilt listening for compliments and writing down the names of the haters.

Lastly, if you’d like to learn more about this quilt – You can see a post HERE and another one more about the process of assembling the quilt top HERE.



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