Little Prince Quilt – Fit for a Sibling, Made for a Family

Three and half years ago I shared the Baby Royalty Quilt crafted for a good friend, with the surname King. Something at the time told me to save segments of the fabric from her daughter’s quilt in the event another princess/prince joined their family. Intuition, luck or the fact that I love seeing and use […]

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Baby Royalty Quilt Tutorial

Fit for royalty and inspired by a soon to enter the world Baby Girl King, I designed this simple but darling baby quilt featuring a sparkly crown and soft modern tones. The pattern is simple with the most challenging part being choosing your color and drawing the crown. This can easily be made with a […]

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Papillon Afternoon Quilt Tutorial

Papillon – French for butterfly y someone brilliant and versatile. Well! I would not say I am “brilliant” but I do enjoy my time spent crafting pretty things. Perhaps its more like I possess a certain je ne sais quoi (I-don’t-know-what). Googled Francaise aside- it makes for a great quilt theme, perhaps better than the longarm lady who described […]

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Have a Merry Red & Gray Holiday: Quilt Tutorial

The Christmas Holiday theme around our house this year is red, gray and white. This tutorial guides you through a speedy, yet undeniably cozy, lap sized quilt, perfect for napping and decorating the back of a sofa or chair. This quilt is all about the central focus fabric, accentuated with three simple freehand geometric applique […]

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Giraffe Quilt Story

This lap or child sized quilt was inspired by a nursery’s color and themes: giraffe, pink, teal and caramel. The pallet feels so fresh and modern yet retro too (just my style). For this design I wanted to keep it simple: centered on the colors and playful. I settled on three over sized log-cabin rectangles […]

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How to lose 15 pounds (of fabric) in two weeks!

Yes, it is true; you too can lose 15 pounds of fabric in two weeks! Just set your mind on finishing your PhD (projects have done), UFO (unfinished objects) and random WIP (works in progress). My current PhD was two quilt tops and one unstarted kit of fabric starting to seriously languish. Project #1 – […]

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Let the Sunshine In: Beauty in Simplicity Patchwork

So let the sun shine in, face it with a grin. Smilers never lose and frowners never win. So let the sun shine in, face it with a grin Open up your heart and let the sun shine in A favorite song from my childhood, sung by many but the one in memory is performed […]

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Daytime Strip Tease: An Alluring Name for a Simple Quilt

The following is a really simple, dynamic and adaptable quilt tutorial. Based on the idea often coined the Jelly Roll 1600, named because it is takes one Jelly Roll or 40 strips (2.5 x 40 inches each) measuring, you guessed it, 1600 inches (finishing at 48 x 64). For this version, I used 3 inch […]

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