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A 2018 Review

A 2018 Review

This was one crazy year. All I can say is: SO. MANY. BABIES.

I have two brothers and a sister, and they are ALL having babies within three months of each other. I’ve been quietly working on quilts for their little ones, trying my best to finish before they arrive. I finished a baby quilt for my college bestie’s niece (who is now two). My sweet friends in England had a baby girl, an insta-friend had a baby, and my husband’s co-worker had a baby. Like I said, SO MANY BABIES. Here’s a few photos of quilts I’ve made and gifted for these friends.


Margot’s Quilt

The finished quilt for my Niece was inspired by an antique quilt I saw in a shop, then updated with fussy cut motifs, bright unicorns and a scalloped border. This is the quilt before I added the border.

The finished quilt for my Niece was inspired by an antique quilt I saw in a shop, then updated with fussy cut motifs, bright unicorns and a scalloped border. This is the quilt before I added the border.

This is the original quilt that inspired Margot’s quilt. I kept returning to it as something simple but striking.

This is the original quilt that inspired Margot’s quilt. I kept returning to it as something simple but striking.


Nova’s Quilt

This quilt for my Niece started its life as the Amish with a Twist pattern by  Nancy Rink . I added large log-cabin style blocks to the corners and finished with a star-in-star block. (I’m still working on quilting this one!)

This quilt for my Niece started its life as the Amish with a Twist pattern by Nancy Rink. I added large log-cabin style blocks to the corners and finished with a star-in-star block. (I’m still working on quilting this one!)

This is Nancy’s Complete pattern, which I still plan to create one day. You can see how my version used slightly different blocks at the corners to make the quilt smaller.

This is Nancy’s Complete pattern, which I still plan to create one day. You can see how my version used slightly different blocks at the corners to make the quilt smaller.


Marley’s Quilt

This  Marcelle Medallion quilt  by  Alexia Abegg  is one of my favorites to make. it’s such a great size for kids to grow up with, plus the borders let you customize endlessly. I didn’t know Mars would be a girl when I started, but the quilt seemed to know. :)

This Marcelle Medallion quilt by Alexia Abegg is one of my favorites to make. it’s such a great size for kids to grow up with, plus the borders let you customize endlessly. I didn’t know Mars would be a girl when I started, but the quilt seemed to know. :)

The  Marcelle Medallion quilt  is available as a stand along pattern, and it’s worth every penny.

The Marcelle Medallion quilt is available as a stand along pattern, and it’s worth every penny.


EVEN MORE BABY QUILTS!

This butterfly is from the  Lepidoptera  pattern by  Elizabeth Hartman . I finished the quilt almost 2 years ago and just finally bound it this year!

This butterfly is from the Lepidoptera pattern by Elizabeth Hartman. I finished the quilt almost 2 years ago and just finally bound it this year!

This quilt started its life as blocks created for our book,  The Fussy Cut Sampler . For one reason or another the blocks didn’t end up in the final quilt, but that meant they were perfect for this surprise baby quilt!

This quilt started its life as blocks created for our book, The Fussy Cut Sampler. For one reason or another the blocks didn’t end up in the final quilt, but that meant they were perfect for this surprise baby quilt!

I’ve also been sewing a few secret projects which I can talk more about in January, so, until then…


Other Year Highlights

My husband and I took a trip to New York where we played tourist for a full week.

The Statue of Liberty! We got crown tickets and walked up all the stairs to see out the tiny windows in her crown.

The Statue of Liberty! We got crown tickets and walked up all the stairs to see out the tiny windows in her crown.

The top of the Rockefeller center.

The top of the Rockefeller center.

the fountain in central park where my favorite scene from the movie Enchanted was filmed.

the fountain in central park where my favorite scene from the movie Enchanted was filmed.


I went to a Taylor Swift concert with Yael and we were in the VERY FRONT!! Fun Fact: they filmed this concert and it’s going to be live on Netflix Jan. 1st. Can you guess what I’ll be watching??

Yael and me, having FUN.

Yael and me, having FUN.

Taylor Swift, the closest!

Taylor Swift, the closest!

matching shoes & shirt game.

matching shoes & shirt game.


My mom and I went to Georgia to see my Grandpa, who is 101.5 years old. This was the first trip mom and I ever took just the two of us, and we had so much fun!

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Thank you for tuning in this year, I had a lot of fun with the Fussy Cut Sampler QAL, my first pattern, my first tutorial, and more. I’m excited for what I have planned for 2019, and I hope you are too!

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