A co-worker asked me to make a baby quilt as a shower gift. I used the Carina layer cake, and Jenny's Missouri Star tutorial for the top. I used a soft minky for the back, and appliqued a heart in the center of the back so the heart outline would show on the front.
I wanted to make my nephew a quilt to celebrate his graduation from University after becoming a doctor. I chose the Native Sun fabric range for the squares on the front. I thought the teal and lavender would calm the bright fabrics a little so used them In the 4 patches. Nick is very interested In Indigenous health so this range seemed appropriate. He also loves bright colours and had a particular liking for butterflies as a child. I chose Kaffe Fassett orange with purple dots for the back and used the teal and lavender to tie the front and back together. As he is a doctor, I decided to use a fancy stitch on the binding that looked like the readout on a heart monitor. We are so proud of this you g man who lost his dad to cancer during his studies. Hope he realises how much he is loved and admired.
I was the photographer for our humane society's annual fund-raising calendar, and made a dear friend from Germany. She's a graphic artist, and has traveled all over Europe with France being a favorite. She loves handmade items, and I wanted to make something special for her. This print made me think of the French countryside. I used Jenny's "Double Sliced Layer Cake" tutorial because it really shows off the print.