Baby Quilts

Recently, the daughter of one of my friends announced that she was expecting a baby.  This new life will be the first grandchild for my friend, a miracle that will bring lots of joy to the future parents and grandparents. This happy news gave me the opportunity to design a baby quilt, something that I haven’t done before.  Looking for inspiration, I came across a photo of baby blocks and that sparked an idea. EQ7 design for Baby Quilt Close-up of Quilting Pink Baby Quilt Blue Baby Quilt   I did enter the pink quilt in the MN State Fair and … Continue reading Baby Quilts

Another State Fair Quilt

Photo from State Fair About a year ago, I won a package of fabrics from a local charity auction.  This set was a thick “layer cake” which included over one hundred of the 1895 Bali Handpaints Batik fabrics. Palette of all 370 of the Bali 1895 Batik fabrics.   I love these fabrics, they are beautiful to look at, all of the colors of the rainbow. After I arriving home with prize, I decided to sort them into the base colors.  In doing so, I realized that they would make a lovely quilt with the fabrics sorted into their respective … Continue reading Another State Fair Quilt

Minnesota State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair ended one week ago.  Finished up just in time, I entered my butterfly quilt this year.  A third place finish was a nice outcome considering that the Sweepstakes winner was the first place quilt in my category. Butterfly Quilt on display at the MN State Fair Quilt and Pillows on our guest room bed. Pillow sham After submitting the quilt, I did have some time to make a pillow sham and decorative pillow.  The sham was made with custom dyed fabric and thread painting similar to the quilt. Decorative Pillow For a decorative throw pillow, I … Continue reading Minnesota State Fair