Baby Quilts for My Baby!

I am about to be a grandmother! This is the first grandchild on our side of the family (the other side has 11, so are already well-versed in grandparenthood!) The little guy is expected to arrive in early October, so it won’t be long now. Of course when our daughter told us she was pregnant,…

Tracey and Peter’s Wedding Quilt

I had the pleasure of making a wedding guest book quilt for the sweetest people recently! My son’s girlfriend’s name is Taylor (coincidently so is his) and this quilt was for her mother Tracey and boyfriend Peter. This quilt was Taylor’s gift. The wedding was in Estes Park, CO and we were lucky enough to…

Rosemary’s Log Cabin

This is the second in a series of quilts I’ve done for my cousin Rosemary. As I mentioned in a previous post, her daughter recently passed away at only 38 from breast cancer – I have been working on some memory quilts for both my cousin, and the husband and young son – see previous…

Dresden Plate Memory Quilt

This quilt is one I’m proud of – not so much about the finished product, but about the process as a whole. After completing this memory quilt, I feel like I made a new friend, not just a new customer. This is the reason I enjoy quilting for other people – I like hearing their…

A Beautiful Woman, A Beautiful Memory Quilt

This memory quilt holds a special place in my heart, since it’s for a family member. One of my cousins lost her 38-year-old daughter to breast cancer last summer, sadly leaving behind a beloved husband and young son. When I’m making memory quilts, I always wonder about the person – what were they like? Typically,…

A Baby Quilt in Two Colorways

A sweet friend of mine was recently blessed with a new grand baby (well, ok it’s been a year ago) and I made a quilt for the little guy. The quilt was given in a timely fashion, unlike this blog post which is rather late! But – that’s because I ended up making two of…

Handkerchef Quilt

This one is actually a keepsake for myself 🙂 These are handkerchiefs that belonged my mother – she collected many of them during her travels as a young Lieutenant in the Air Force as a nurse, some her brothers found for her while they were in the Navy, and some were given to her by…

Scrap Happy!

One of my favorite types of quilts to make are scrap quilts. I love using up the little bits left over from other projects – and it’s a glimpse back to the days of our quilty grandmothers who made scrap quilts because they had to. I have several quilts my maternal grandmother made, and when…

Exploding Star String Quilt

For a new apartment and a new chapter in life – this string quilt is for my son and his girlfriend. I love the jewel tones and graphic exploding star block. As with most string quilts, I sewed various width strips together to form strip sets. Then cut the strip sets into triangles, and sewed…

Heirloom Baby Quilt

This little baby quilt has been one of the most fun projects I’ve ever been commissioned to make! The quilt is to be a baby shower gift from the baby’s maternal grandmother, who had saved several pillow cases of her own mother’s. All the white fabric in the quilt top came from cutting apart some…