Nautical Baby Quilt Progess

I have sewn all the blocks together on the nautical baby quilt.

I label each row until the entire top is sewn together. That’s my next step. I love this whale print. Definitely one of my favorites. And another favorite fabric in this quilt is shown in the photo below. It has a white background with Navy Blue Jelly Fish, Star Fish and Sea Turtles.



There are nine rows all together. I am hoping that this will be finished with the light blue borders sewn on by Monday.

Not much else to share, other than it’s very hot and humid in the Hudson Valley this week. It’s okay with me. I don’t miss winter one bit.

Happy Quilting and stay cool!!

Linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced and Let’s be Social at Sew Fresh Quilts.

Midnight Mystery Quilt with Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs – One Fabric Change

Earlier this month, I posted my fabrics for the Midnight Mystery QAL, that Cheryl@ Meadow Mist Designs, is sponsoring. It’s still not too late to join. Click here for more details.

These were my original fabrics below.




I love the way these fabrics look together. My “A” fabric is directional, with text, which just will be a bit tricky when it gets cut into HST. I found out that “A” would be easier to work with if it were a non-directional fabric. I did peek, because I really need to do the August and September steps for this quilt, because we will be away for most of September.

When we get back, I will be caught up with everyone else. In the meantime, I promised Cheryl no photos, except for the ones that coordinate with the month we are all working on.

My new “A” fabric keeps the dark blue in the mix the way I planned, and also uses medium blue for the fruit.

My “C” fabric below is a light blue marble print, and shows up much better in this photo.



And my “D” fabric shows up much better in this close up.


I love these gray swirls, and purchased a lot of yardage. It goes with everything, and would be great for backing fabric too.

In the meantime, I have to get back to working on the three baby quilts.

Looking forward to posting more on them later this week.

Happy Quilting!!


New Quilting Stash – Aloha Girl

It’s always fun to come home and find a package from a fabric shop. I recently received a box from Fabric Shack with a fat quarter bundle of Aloha Girl by Fig Tree & Co.

I really love these bright, festive prints. I bought them with my cousin Hannah in mind. She’s now about to finish first grade, and I’d like to make her a single-size bed quilt that she can use through high school and beyond. Like her brother, she still sleeps with the baby quilt I made her long ago, on top of all her covers. How much quilt love is that? More than I can describe.

Her family lives in Chicago, so these bright tropical, Hawaiian fabric patterns will keep her warm during those cold months. I love this whole collection, but these two are my favorite fat quarters. 



I haven’t chosen a pattern yet, and am looking through all my books and sketches for inspirations.

If you have any thoughts, I would love to hear them, so please add your suggestions in the comment box below.
I am linking up with  Molli Sparkles Sunday Stash.


Memory Quilts for Young Children

The request I receive most often from clients is to create a memory quilt using baby clothes. 

Mother’s have a hard time parting with those special baby clothes that are full of memories. These are photos of photos, and eventually I will take clearer pictures with our new digital camera, (still waiting for it to come). 

Lately, I’ve had requests from potential clients to post some photos. So for now, I hope these will provide a sense of just one pattern that I’ve used to make memory quilts out of baby clothes. 

I made hearts for the girl’s quilt using baby clothes, and made stars for the boy’s quilt.

These are close-ups using pockets and labels from the baby clothes, which I hand appliqued into the hearts or the stars.