Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Houndstooth: Version 2

A couple weeks ago, I got a custom order on Etsy asking for my houndstooth baby quilt in black and white, rather than black and pink. She also specifically asked for a mustard yellow back and a bird applique, rather than a scottie dog. It's finished up now and ready to ship. I love this quilt. I don't think these colors would have been my first choice, but they really came together nicely. It's exciting to think that in just a few days a seven-month-old girl will be cuddling up to and drooling all over it. I hope it is well used!


{Credit} Pattern: Original. Fabric: Kona solids in black and white. Mustard fabric is Tuxedo by Henry Glass.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Little Wheels Baby Boy Quilt

At the quilt retreat last month, Mom and I found this adorable little boy fabric on sale. It's an older line by Riley Blake and is now out of print. We loved all the little traffic signs and figured it was perfect for a baby boy quilt. The design is super simple--just random-sized stripes--but I think it features this cute fabric really well. As usual, I had my mom add the car applique and ric rac road for a finishing touch.


 
{Credit} Pattern: Original. Fabric: Wheels by Riley Blake Designs.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Little Boy Memory Wall Hanging

Some dear friends of ours lost their 16-month-old son Braxten several weeks ago. My mom wanted to do something for the family, so she asked for some of his clothes to make a memory quilt out of. She came up with this wall hanging:


She made it after the old-fashioned "Sun Bonnet Sam" style. All of the hats and pants were made out of a pair of Braxten's jeans. Each of the shirts came from Braxten's shirts. The little black shoes were made to look like Braxten's Nike shoes. The dog, fish, train, and heart were inspired by stories from his childhood. Isn't this such a sweet tribute to a sweet little boy?

I think I need one made out of my son's baby clothes, too!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Butterflies?

I started a new scrappy, girly quilt inspired by this bow-tie block tutorial over at Cluck Cluck Sew. Instead of using all solid backgrounds and all print triangles, I mixed it up a bit and did some of each. These are really fun blocks to make and, the best part is, they are all from my scrap bags.


I'm thinking they look like more like butterflies in these colors. What do you think?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Sweet Jane Baby Quilt

My mom finished piecing this quilt that she started at Bryce Canyon. The pattern is called Sweet Baby Kate and the class was taught by Konda Luckau. She made a lot of changes from the pattern to suit her own tastes so she renamed her version of it.  I think it turned out fabulous. We've been dying to use that brown dot for awhile now. I love it in this quilt. She had me do the machine quilting.



Here is a picture of the teacher's version:

{Credit} Pattern: Inspired by Sweet Baby Kate by Konda Luckau for Moose on the Porch Quilts. Fabric: Various, including Birdie by Me & My Sister for Moda.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Completed Reunion Quilts

A couple of years ago, several women in my family got together for a mini quilt retreat. They all started with a layer cake and made these adorable quilts. They're all finished now and I wanted to show some of them off. I love seeing the same quilt pattern done in different fabrics. These first two are from my nieces Savannah and McKenna:



This last one is my mother-in-law's version. Her's was auctioned off at the last family reunion and went to my cousin Janae. So fun!



{Credit} Fabric: (1) Oz by Sanae for Moda, (2) 30's Playtime by Chloe's Closet for Moda, (3) Oh Cherry Oh by Me& My Sister for Moda. Machine Quilting: Lynne Peterson.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Plum Street Prints Winner

The winner of the Plum Street Prints giveaway is comment #6 Heather! Thanks to everyone who entered and showed my blog a little love. Heather--I'll be in touch!