Baby Quilts

Quilt in Action

B2_rect540 My dear friend Alexandra's apartment is featured on the Apartment Therapy blog today. Her apartment is STUNNING. You can see all of the photos and read about their design choices here.  In 2010 I made a quilt for her daughter, which is hanging on the crib above.

Alexandra is Creative Director for the online store Erie Drive. I knew she would not want a quilt with a fussy pattern, but she would like one with great colors. So I made a fun quilt, using a very simple pattern. No fabric was purchased for this project - it was all from my stash, which you can tell by the seam line in the bottom border!

Surprisingly, I still have a photo of the quilt on my camera. Terrible photo, but a really fun, happy quilt.

In Which I Try My Best to Actually Follow a Pattern

The baby quilt tour continues...

My good friend Linda Warren is an amazing pattern designer. Her designs look very complicated, but are actually quite easy to construct. Using her enviable math skills Linda has designed a new ruler that makes piecing "circles" a breeze. And, they come out accurately. And, you don't tear your hair out while working on them. I was lucky enough to test the new ruler for her.  I followed one of Linda's patterns (and made a few modifications, because following a pattern *exactly* as written goes against every fiber in my being), and made this little quilt, which I think turned out great. The quilt now belongs to a soon-to-be-born little boy.

You can see the new ruler in action in October when Linda will be demonstrating it at A Notion to Quilt during the Massachusetts Quilt Shop Hop.

Something Is In The Water

I didn't get the memo a few months ago that the water was fertile, but apparently it's time for my friends to have the next round of babies. I am super excited for all of the families that are getting new additions. And it is a great excuse to make a bunch of baby quilts. I have already given two away so I can show them to you. The rest are top secret (for now!)

Every month my Round Robin makes half-square triangles and passes them out to each member. That way each month we all get 12 different half-square triangles. In this quilt I took the accumulated squares and arranged them in a color sequence.

And here is a sweet quilt for a soon-to-be-born baby girl.