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Baby Quilt for Lizzie

One of my very best friends in the whole wide world just became a mommy. Yeah, that kid is in for a wild ride. So I thought I’d help him out with a little something soft to wrap up in.

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They’re decorating his nursery in grey and white chevrons, with bits of yellow and polka dots. I pulled all these out of my stash, and I was a bit worried at first about the floral prints, but I think they’re totally ok for a baby boy. Or any boy for that matter… who says boys can’t like flowers?

Rachel’s Quilt

So, the other side of this quilt was a group effort of the Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild. We’ve been meeting for a few years, and last year we decided that we were big enough to actually create a board and have real leadership. Not surprisingly, Rachel was elected as the President for the year. She is the one who started our chapter to begin with. We met in her home for the first year or two, until we grew out of her living room.

Bloggers Quilt Festival – Shattered Glass

I recently made the Shattered Glass quilt from Tula Pink’s book for the sew-along with Sew Sweetness. And the Blogger’s Quilt Festival is the perfect chance to share it here. Thanks for stopping by if you’re visiting the festival! There are so many great quilts linked up there you can spend hours just looking around being inspired.

I made this quilt for my brother-in-law and his new wife for their wedding gift. I asked her what kind of colors she would like and her answer was blues, yellows and greens – a springy colorway. So I pulled out my scrap bins in those colors, and threw in some pinks and purples because I thought it was looking a little flat with just blue, yellow and green.

Gallery Quilt – Finished

I was able to finish my gallery quilt this week.

Just in time for my sister’s birthday. She commented to me one day that she really loved this quilt (she saw me post it on Instagram… kind of forgot she was on Instagram!) and I had to try really hard to keep it in that it was for her for a birthday/housewarming present.

I knew I wanted to make  a quilt using the Heather Ross fish in bags print. Sister kind of has a thing about fish, and keeping them alive… anyway… I thought for a really long time about how to use them, since I only had a little scrap, not even a fat quarter.

Mario Pixelated Quilt – Done!

I finally finished it. Just five months after I gave it to Brad for his birthday, I actually finished his gift.

2,292 squares later, it is done. And I love it.

So does Lottie. Her new thing, every time I’m working on a quilt, is to ask me if I’m making her a new hiding place.

Each side square is one of the power-ups. I know, I mixed versions of the game, which my brother already gave me grief for. I know I have more than one 1up. And I’m totally ok with that.

Christmas Quilt for Mom

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I’m just not sure, until you’ve met her, if you can understand how awesome my mom is. You’ll just have to trust me. She’s brave and strong and (almost always) nice and genuinely a good person.  So for Christmas, we wanted to do something really special for her. See, my mom also has Multiple Myeloma, a form of blood cancer. Just over a week from now, she will be checking in to the hospital for a nice long stay to have her 2nd stem cell transplant. She won’t be able to spend as much time with us as she normally does, so my sister came up with the idea of making her a quilt. Which means, I got to make her a quilt.

Fast and Furious for Mother’s Day

No, not the Vin Diesel movie. I contemplated action movies – deciding what to give to my mom as a gift. Instead, I made fast and furious quilts. I’ve also seen them referred to as 1600 quilts. Me, I’m calling it my “Umpunzel” quilt.

Have you seen these? I first saw it at my local quilt shop, and it was so lovely. Turns out, it’s ridiculously easy and quick to make – hence the name “fast and furious.”