Baby Quilts!

I used Ami Simms' Puppus Doggus pattern to draw the dogs for these cousins' quilts.

I wanted to use the red and white striped fabric for the background, but didin't have a wide enough piece. But, I could cut small squares to piece together to get the size I needed. And, the pieced background is more interesting! I love the graphic effect of the log cabin blocks.

I don't often make the same quilt more than once, but I love this pattern so much I've made it three times. It's a fun animal quilt, but also all about friendship. I made it first with friend Hope, for our friend Kitty's first grandchild. Then I made it again for my friend Lori (aka Cyberqueen) for her first baby. This picture is the third quilt, made for my great-niece Payton.

The pattern "Fine Feathered Friends" was designed by Beth Wheeler.


This is Samantha’s baby quilt and doll quilts for big sis, Ella, and cousin, Michael. This is a technique called Stack-n-Whack (by Bethany Reynolds). Identical triangles are cut out and arranged kaleidoscope-fashion. Every block came from the same fabric, with the triangles cut from different motifs in the fabric.

This is the fabric used to cut out all the triangles.


Each block looks different, depending on where in the fabric the triangles were cut.

Addy's quilt was an adaptation of a pattern in Quilter's World magazine, April 2008 issue. The original was square and I wanted it to be crib size, so I elongated the design and added a leaf. I also made a pieced outer border. It turned out so cute!

Emma's Butterflies

It was fun edging the butterfly wings with colorful ricrac.

This was a great way to use large prints.


Zane's quilt was a String Pieced "Quilt as you go" project.

I used animal fabrics on the back of each string pieced block.


Caveman Animal Swirl

I used Ricky Tims' "Caveman" quilting technique to cut these gentle curves. What a fun project —  lots of freehand cutting with very little measuring.

This was made for our baby grandson.

Monkeys and Bananas

This is a one-block baby quilt from Quiltmaker magazine, about 42" square. It was fun and I might try this again.


LOVE this monkey fabric. And can you see the bananas in the yellow fabric? So cute.