The monkey baby quilt is taking shape

A couple weeks ago I teased you all with a post about a baby quilt I’m working on that features a giant monkey hanging from a tree branch.¬†Well today comes the reveal of the top. The top isn’t completely done because while the applique is fused in place, I still need to finish stitching around […]

New baby, new junlge crib quilt design

I’m going to have a new nephew in a couple months so that means it is baby quilt time. My very practical sister who is already thinking ahead to baby number two, chose a jungle theme for the nursery since it is gender neutral. Her husband suggested an underwater theme, not a colorful ocean scene, […]

Sock Monkey crib quilt pattern is here!

The Sock Monkey crib quilt pattern is easily the most popular quilt I’ve ever made on this blog. Two years after I made it, the blog post is still among the top 10 posts viewed every day and last week alone I got two requests to share my pattern. Well it’s finally here. I finished […]

Making quilting a family affair

I’ve been working on a super-secret quilt. Correction, my mom, cousin and I have been working on a super-secret quilt. My mom and cousin are learning to sew, so we got together for a family sewing day over the winter. My mom wanted to work on her first quilted table runner and my cousin wanted […]

Jungle baby quilt reveal!

It was the morning of my sister’s baby shower, and I showed up at my sister’s house with a cardboard gift box. Instead of giving her the present, I locked myself in the nursery rearranged the room, much to the¬†chagrin of her uber-friendly beagle, and staged a photo shoot with the jungle baby quilt I’ve […]

A future quilter is on the way

I came home from my honeymoon and was convinced I was pregnant. So what’s a new quilter to do? Buy an entire line of fabric, of course. Well, it was a false alarm, but 4 years later it’s finally time to pull out my line of Aspen’s Line by Avlyn and design a quilt top […]

Children’s quilts tell the stories of our lives

Quilts are important because they tell the stories of our lives, and that’s the message I’m trying to get across with the Children’s Quilts exhibit at the Quad-City Botanical Center which I curated for the Misssissippi Valley Quilters Guild. The quilt show features more than 20 quilts with a mix of modern, antique and not […]

A crib quilt for each day of the week

My baby hasn’t even been born yet and already he or she could use their own quilt rack. Thanks to wonderfully talented family and friends, my baby is definitely going to be spoiled in the handmade department. Here’s a little eye candy for your Thursday as I share the wonderful creations that have been made […]

Puppy Love crib quilt reveal

I am feeling pretty accomplished right now. I’m 21 weeks along and I’ve already got the crib quilt done for my baby’s nursery. It’s quite the feat considering I normally need a deadline to get anything done. Really it wouldn’t have been that surprising if I had been putting the final stitches in the binding […]