This queen sized kaleidoscope quilt is the biggest quilt I’ve ever made, and was one of the first ones I attempted years ago. This was a quilt that my mom and I saw hanging in a store and the second I saw it—I knew I had to have it!! Once I started making it, I realized how hard it was going to be to line up all the triangle pieces…UGH!!
In the middle of trying to finish this quilt, years ago before we had kids, I miscarried. I was so devastated. I had so many thoughts running a million miles an hour through my head—it was our second miscarriage over a 2 1/2 year time period and I started to wonder whether we would ever be able to have children. Needless to say, I couldn’t sleep very well and “turn off” all those thoughts. So I decided late one night that I was going to dig into this quilt and finish it—because at least I could say I did something positive during my miscarriage. Sounds crazy, but it helped me get through it—both the quilt, and the miscarriage:)
So here’s my labor of love…
I had someone else machine quilt it for me and then pieced the binding together with different fabrics—my favorite look!!
I love the quilt pattern she chose for the kaleidoscope blocks. It turned out so happy and cheery—and a nice ending to my endurance quilt!!
I have WAY too many things to do right now, all wonderful things, just TOO MANY!!! So I’m going into survival mode this week. I’m just going to have to dream about these projects until school is out and recitals are over and I have a bit more time to think about them…
My sweet hexie girl quilt top is done, and I finally picked up some perfect fabric yesterday (and met the sweetest new quilting friend!) at the store—so she’s on the big to-do list.
Then there’s this little baby I picked up this week to refinish and add chicken wire too…isn’t she lovely?? Look at that hardware!!
This adorable quilt came from a fabulous quilt kit from Material Girl’s shop. The fabric is Little Apples by Moda, which I fell in love with last year—and the pattern is In a Jiffy by Thimble Blossoms. It was a super fun quilt to make, and it goes perfectly with my Baby Girl’s apple themed room.
The fabric colors are so fun together, and I love the whimsical little girls running and playing. Can’t wait to get this quilted and see how it looks finished!!
I had to feature one of my mom’s quilts for Mother’s Day weekend, and this is one of my favorites!!
This ABC Sampler has always been displayed by our playroom and my kids love looking at all the letters.
Although I am grateful to my mom for teaching my ABCs, I am more grateful for her teaching me about hard work and dedication in life. When I was younger she would always say to me, “Work first—get it done: Play last—have more fun!!” We live by that motto in our house!!
I made this stack and slash bug quilt 8 years ago for Justin’s first birthday. I had planned a bug themed party and found all these great bug fabrics and decided to try a stack and slash method. It ended up being really fun and turned out so bright and cheery. I had someone machine quilt it for me with variegated thread, (my favorite!) which makes the lighter blocks really pop with detail.
I don’t know if you can tell from the picture, but this quilt has been LOVED. It is soft and puckered from many, many washes—and that is my favorite thing about it!!
It’s been a long week, and I’m exhausted…but that is overshadowed by the joy of finally getting the Eliza Jane quilt pattern done and listed at my Etsy shop!! I am so excited!! I’ve told my mom for years that I wanted to design quilt patterns, and after all the lovely comments on my PB inspired quilt for Little Miss, I decided now was a good time to pursue my dream!
You can click here to go to my Etsy shop to purchase your Eliza Jane quilt pattern–and make someone you love a very sweet quilt!
And in case you need a cute boy patterned quilt instead of girl…no worries, that is coming up next week. You’ll get a sneak preview of how cute this pattern is with boy fabric tomorrow when I show off Justin’s quilt!!