I’m sneaking in here with one last quilt top from 2016. It’s actually been done for some time now, and I even took photos during the fall, but then apparently failed to actually post about said quilt top! We got some snow today, so I took the opportunity to snap a couple extra photos of this one. Snowy quilt photos are always good, no?

These fabrics are beautiful screen printed fabrics by Karen Lewis, and were available through her fabric club in the fall of 2016. I was honored when Karen asked me to select 12 Kona colors for her club, and was so pleased when I received this bundle in the mail.

I immediately set to work making a quilt with them. I initially paired them with a solid gray, but then decided I liked this patterned gray print better. From afar it reads as a solid gray, but up close there’s a little extra pattern going on.

I can recall now what prompted this design – I suppose it seemed like a good way to get the most out of my fq bundle! I cut all the strips by hand, and love the wonkiness it lends to these lines.

After using up all the prints, I decided the quilt needed a bit more width, so I made up these mini blocks using similar solids.

It’s not going to be a finished quilt for 2016, but I’m glad I snuck at least one more quilt top in for this year!

Wishing you all a very happy New Year! Thank you to all who continue to read and a giant thank you to those who take the time to comment! I look forward to sharing many more quilts (or quilt tops!) with you in 2017. And hey, maybe this is the year I’ll finish up some of those quilt tops from 2012… heh!

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Henry – months 9, 10 & 11

Oh man, I’m not doing well at keeping up with these monthly updates! I figured I better get these up before Henry turns one in just a couple short weeks!

9 months –

10 months –

(Henry’s favorite toy – better when it’s all tangled up in a giant mess!)

(yes, I had to bribe Henry with a lollipop in order to get him to look at me. Don’t worry, I didn’t let him actually eat it!)

11 months –

(Hen thought this old ipod was cool until he realized it didn’t turn on…)

(good thing at least these two like the camera!)

There. Updated!

Back soon!


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tiny rectangles of many colors

I’m obviously running out of quilt name ideas! Tiny rectangles… well, ok. Ever since I made my 2×4 quilt top (tutorial here), I’ve wanted to make another in scrappy fabrics. I thought about remaking that one, but then decided to play around with the measurements and make 20 patch blocks (is that a thing? I know I’ve seen a lot of 16 patch blocks…)

Anyway, these are kind of fun because the pieces within the blocks are tiny rectangles rather than squares. It also only uses 2 – 3″ x wof strip (one of each fabric) for each block. I initially attempted to pull together an actual color palette for this one, but then in the end just added in everything I liked that was readily available.

There’s a bunch of Cotton + Steel, some favorite Umbrella Prints (those hearts!), a bit of Carolyn Friedlander, some Denyse and a few Anna Maria Horner prints and a bunch of japanese text prints. I love it for all its color!

I contemplated making it king sized, but then came to my senses! Someday I’ll make another king sized quilt, but for now I’m going to enjoy smaller quilts that I may have a chance of finishing!

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