Wednesday, April 13, 2011

PB-Inspired Pillowcases

My sister-in-law Leslie wanted some king-size pillowcases to go with the adorable Pottery Barn quilt on her bed. She picked out a bunch of adorable bright prints and started by making the square-in-a-square blocks. When I visited her a few months ago, we sat down with her fabric, crunched a bunch of numbers, came up with a pattern, and created the borders. Lois put the ruffle and the back on and Lynne quilted them. (Can you see how exquisitely these are quilted?) I think they look great on her bed. Now we just need to make a matching throw quilt!

{Credit} Pattern: Original. Fabrics: Assorted prints. Machine Quilting: Lynne Petersen.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Jack's Star Quilt

I just found this picture tonight and thought I'd post it. I made this quilt about 2 years ago for a dear friend that lost her baby boy. Not knowing what else to do, I made this as a kind of memorial gift for her.

The little triangle blocks were a little tricky, but this was my first time doing something other than a half-square triangle. I didn't have a pattern, but I'm sure there is some fancy ruler out there that makes these flawlessly.


{Credit} Pattern: Original. Hand Quilting: Dee

Monday, April 4, 2011

Sun Porch Baby Quilt

I really had no part in this quilt, but this blog is kind of turning into a journal of what all the ladies in my family are creating--which is exciting! This project comes from almost-12-year-old Kenna. She made this baby boy quilt with a little help from Mom-in-Law. She did an amazing job. I believe this is her ninth quilt!

{Credit} Pattern: Sun Porch by Fresh Cut Quilts. Fabric: Zoology by Michael Miller and other assorted prints. Machine Quilting: Lynne Peterson.  

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Winter Quilt Retreat 2011

I never posted about Winter Quilt Retreat in February. It was four wonderful days in beautiful Bryce Canyon with Lois. 

Oh, and no husbands, no children, no cooking, no dishes, no laundry, and no errands.

It was amazing to be around so many talented women, many of whom have been quilting longer than I've been alive. I should have felt intimidated, but they were all too encouraging, kind, and willing to teach me that I felt like I really belonged there.


Every day our bed would get covered in the day's project. We had so much fun arranging and re-arranging our fabrics and blocks:





I took two classes and my Mom-in-law took four. I'll try to be good about posting pictures as we finish--or start!--the projects.