Sweet Baby Quilt

I’m loving making crib quilts right now.


This is the twin to the last quilt I made. I used pink Aurifil thread and some extra grey Cotton + Steel fabric on the backing.


The batting is wool, and I like that. It adds a nice layer of puffiness.


I think this Cotton + Steel print is sweet and perfect for a tiny baby girl.


The quilting here is a bit more random, but I stuck with the basic X and straight lines to create a pretty and consistent movement.

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I hope everyone has been well.


Tea Towel Tutorial

I wanted to have a little gift for a couple whose engagement party we were attending, and tea towels were the first thing to come to mind. Tea towels spruce up any kitchen and are a nice way to use up fabric from the stash.

Finished Size: 16″ x 24″ ***As you will see the size of the towel is adjustable. If you have a favorite tea towel, measure that one and add the seam allowances to the measurements. Or if you have a FQ (18″ x 22″) than you can use that after squaring it up, but it’ll be a bit shorter in length.


Materials for Two Tea Towels

  • 1/2 yard of fabric or two fat quarters (the length of these towels will be shorter)
  • machine or hand sewing supplies
  • ruler
  • rotary cutter and/or scissors
  • pins
  • iron
  • thread (I use Auriful)
  • embroidery floss (I use DMC)
  • embroidery needle


Here is the Costco bought towel I based my tea towel on.


First I measured this towel to find the dimensions.


I added a 1/2″ seam allowance on each length and an 1″ on the width. ***Use these seam allowances if you’re using a fat quarter or a custom size.


  1. After pressing the fabric cut 2) 26″ x 17″ pieces.
  2. On each length side, turn and press a 1/4″ of fabric. Repeat this step twice for each cut piece of fabric.


3. Now that each side of the length is folded over 1/4″ twice, pin each side in place.


4. Sew 1/8″ away from the edge on both lengths. I’m using a 2mm stitch length here.


5. Sew 1/4″ away from the edge of both lengths, creating a parallel line to the first.  Now the lengths should be completely sewn.


6. Turn to the width edges. Press and fold each width edge 1/2″, and then fold and press it 1/2″ again, pinning the edge to hold it in place until sewing. Repeat this on the other width.


7. Sew 1/8″ in from the edge on both widths.


8. Sew a 1/4″ from the edge on both widths.


9. Trim up any loose threads. Admire your tea towels!


10. This is a prefect item to embellish. I went for a little spot in each of the bottom right corners. You might want to put your initials or maybe an important date.



Thanks for stopping by! Hope you make some awesome towels.

Diamond Star Baby Quilt

This is a quilt for a special person: first nephew I’ll ever meet! He comes from very bright and sweet people. When I saw Lizzy House‘s fabric line Natural History I fell in love with the playfulness of color and design. She seems pretty awesome. Check her out on Creativebug too (I am a huge fan of Creativebug, but more on that another time). I consulted School of Sewing‘s instructions for a baby-sized quilt, but then added in my own arrangement. IMG_5648.jpgIMG_5642.jpg

Carolyn Friedlander‘s new line Caraki tones down the color and adds to a structured effect. Bones are the best. We all need bones and they are beautiful to look at. Caraki is beautiful and strong. Perfect!



I wasted no time using my favorite FM curved shape while quilting. I love this quilt, and I’m excited to meet the little guy it is for.

What have you been sewing up lately? Happy end of March to everyone!