Category Archives: baby quilts

Thank heaven for babies

“Hello babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. On the outside, babies, you’ve got a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies-“God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.”
Kurt Vonnegut

Thank heaven for babies!  It gives us the excuse to use fabrics and patterns that we might not otherwise use.  I’ve made lots of boy quilts, but this is a girly quilt.  What fun!  The zebra and color scheme was used on the birth announcement

zebra1Size: 58×58

machine pieced, machine quilted, machine appliqued

The quilt is backed with soft, fuzzy hot pink chenille.

zebra2It will be big enough to be a snuggly TV quilt for a long time!

Finished 2013



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Tumbling blocks and Dragonflies

One of the great joys in life is welcoming grandchildren into your life.  In them you can see the flickers of all those around them.  It’s miraculous to watch your own children grow, but watching the next generation simply takes your breath away.  Creating  a new quilt offers the chance to focus on that new life and all of its possibilities.

dragonflies copyThis quilt was created for the first grandchild.  It was inspired by the dragonfly fabric and enhanced with the tumbling blocks.

Finished: 2003

Size: 54×54

Machine pieced, machine appliqued, hand quilted

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