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T-Shirt Memory Quilt

Finally got out those old t-shirts and made something with them! These are from my hikes, walks, and rowing days of yesteryear.

And of course, the “sensitive artist” t-shirt was placed on the back in case anyone decided they didn’t like the quilt…ha! What’s not to like? Lots of color. Nothing matches. Perfect. And in case you too need a “sensitive artist” t-shirt, the designer is Fred Babb. I picked up this shirt at a museum when traveling to Sacramento years ago.

Striped fabrics are really fun to work with, and lo and behold, when I went into my stash I found quite a few. Amazingly I still have a lot of striped fabrics left, even after making this colorful quilt. Who knew?

Yes, I’ll keep working on stash busting!

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Journal for Modern Mom

Who just had a baby!

After making the baby quilt, I thought the new mom might like a journal too! So I used the leftover fabrics and pieced together this fun journal. The inspiration fabric was from one of our quilt show group challenges (made my own Picasso! – see below). This particular piece of fabric seemed to be just right touch. I only had a little piece left, so on the front it went!

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Pendants for my Team

Each year I try to do something to thank my team of amazing folks that help to make the Lowell Quilt Show an annual event. This year I decided to try something different. I have been making Annie’s Bags lately, and I love having a zipper pull that is unique. I also have several pendants that I have purchased over the years from artists on Etsy. I love them all! So I thought, hum, maybe I should make pendants.

And I discovered I could indeed make these myself! So with help from the folks at Purple Mountain on Etsy I got all the instructions and supplies needed to make it happen. It was quick. It was fun. And I think they came out pretty darned cute!

I had so much fun making them, I’m trying to figure out an excuse to make more…..!!

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Modern Baby Quilt Design

This is a stash-buster baby quilt! OK, so you don’t need a lot of fabric, but it’s challenging and fun to be able to design a quilt from your stash. I designed this block using just three pieces, and then placed them in rows facing the same way (although I think it would look good if the blocks were randomly turned too).

As this baby is going to be a girl, I wanted the quilt to be modern and happy and playful, I added my own hand-dyed pinks, some crazy lime colors, and a variety of large scale mixed bits and pieces of happy fabrics. For the quilting I did a simple swirly overall pattern. All in all, I think it turned out just the way I wanted it to. A modern baby quilt for a modern mom!

I bound it in the hand-dyed fabric, put a label on the back, washed it so it was ready for it’s first use (soon!) and it was delivered to the baby’s mom today….in advance of her little girl’s birth. Who knew I could stay on schedule? Ha!