Happy Friday!

I needed to whip out a baby quilt for a coworker ASAP and realized a pieced quilt would simply take too much time. I turned to my copy of Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts and made the Baby Quilt.

Baby quilt

You take one yard each of contrasting fabrics and sandwich them with some batting. I cut off the selvages and squared up my yardage and simply laid the fabrics together and cut the larger piece down to size and then did the same with the batting. No measuring! The quilt is tacked together with "ties" made with machine stitched ovals. Besides being a super easy quilt to construct, the cost is minimal. I spent less than $20 on the entire project.

new fabrics

Recently purchased fabrics from Peapod Fabrics. http://www.peapodfabrics.com/
Liberty of London printed shirt from Target! Wouldn't the dots with the Liberty print make a GREAT quilt?



Crazy Quilt at show

I visited my sister in Santa Cruz yesterday and we drove down to Watsonville to attend the Pajaro Valley Quilt Association's annual quilt show. I hadn't intended on taking any photos, but this one spectacular crazy quilt stopped me in my tracks.
Crazy Quilt''

The quilter made a block for each month but instead of incorporating the 12 blocks into a quilt, she hung these in a series of three panels. I'm ordinarily not a big fan of crazy quilts, but I thought this was spectacular.

My purchases:


A yard of each for a baby quilt

Some cute novelty fabric (who could resist a cat doing the hula hoop?)

Vintage button, an impulse purchase

A couple of non-quilting related photos from my daughter's Chinese New Year performance at school last Thursday:

Lion Dance