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Sewtopia Chicago? Here I Come!

I was so happy when the Sewtopia crew invited me to teach at the second Sewtopia event happening April 16, 2015. Then I found out the other teacher was Rita from Red Pepper Quilts. Then I found out it was going to be in Chicago! Then I found out it was going to be at […]

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Mary Jo - July 28, 2014 - 6:13 pm

I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas -please not that long–I love your new pattern.

Diane - July 25, 2014 - 4:44 pm

I sure hope I can snag a ticket next week

kitty - July 25, 2014 - 7:52 am

That’s two very different teachers at the Sewtopia! Wish I could be there in Chicago when you teach!! Unfortunately me too, I’m too far (the Netherlands) to benefit from your teachings!
Your Molehills is fabulous and I can’t wait for the pattern to be available! Ever so interested in the “wild and crazy top”. Looks great!!

Myrto - July 25, 2014 - 7:36 am

Oh Latifah your work is fantastic!
I will wait to learn more about these patterns through your blog because unfortunately I’m very far to be able to dream about a workshop with you!
Myrto in Athens, Greece

Spicy Sticks – A Quilt for Mom

Do you sometimes make a quilt that is not 100% your style or colors? I do for those I love. My sister decorated my Mom’s living space around colors inspired from a mirror that Mom fell in love with from Pier One. I wanted to make a quick quilt that would coordinate with this already […]

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Anja - July 7, 2014 - 8:26 am

Awesome quilt!!! Great job.

Kathryne - July 3, 2014 - 7:21 pm

Love those straight lines!!

barbara woods - July 3, 2014 - 4:36 pm

i did, i won some fabric, orange and green and made one for family member that has cancer

Ruthann - July 3, 2014 - 12:18 pm

I love it! In the photo the colors look very Bauhaus-ish. I’m sure your mom will love it!

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge - July 3, 2014 - 5:03 am

Love it! Are those quilting lines a stitch on you machine or did you make them wiggly yourself?

Lynda M Otvos - July 2, 2014 - 7:25 pm

Stunning. Gorgeous. Inventive. Lovely. Solid. Striking.

Can you tell I like it !~!

Lynda M Otvos - July 2, 2014 - 7:24 pm

Stunning. Gorgeous. Inventive. Lovely. Solid. Striking.

Can yo u tell I like it !~!

Play Around the World Quilt

I sorta have a crush on everything that Sarah Jane does. Everything. And, when she had her first line of fabric, I wanted every SKU of it. It is filled with true multicultural children, not just children with different complexions.  And these kids all live in a magical world of individuality and whimsy. Love it. […]

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Agnes - July 4, 2014 - 6:21 am

Just beautiful! Thank you for sharing your method!

pennydog - July 4, 2014 - 5:28 am

This is so cool!

Lauren - July 3, 2014 - 9:13 pm

I love everything Sarah Jane does, too. This is a great use of that panel print. So original and the quilting is so impressive! What a lucky niece!

Alli - July 2, 2014 - 1:55 pm

Wow! That is such a cool quilt! I love it! :)

Christine Sherman - July 2, 2014 - 10:02 am

What a wonderful unique design, love it!

Rachel - July 1, 2014 - 3:08 pm

Wow, this is so beautiful! I’ve always loved that line and still have treasured pieces of it. Those curves are amazing, I love how you’ve repeated them throughout the quilt. And now I’m off to google 6 minute circle!!

Nicole - July 1, 2014 - 1:02 pm

That is just brilliant. So well designed. Well done.

Ben - July 1, 2014 - 11:09 am

Love the way you’ve used the panel.

kelly - July 1, 2014 - 9:17 am

Gorgeous Latifah! Love how you’ve customized that 6-minute circle technique – so clever!!!

Irelle B - July 1, 2014 - 8:48 am

Very creative and wonderful use of that border print. I love that fabric!

Mary D - July 1, 2014 - 8:19 am

What a really nice quilt for your niece. I know she will love this.

Melissa - July 1, 2014 - 7:49 am

What a genius way to use that fabric! Beautiful quilt!

Becky M - July 1, 2014 - 6:49 am

This is spectacular! Such a creative use of the technique and the print! Genius! :)

Andres - July 1, 2014 - 5:44 am

Another awesome quilt!

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge - July 1, 2014 - 4:56 am

What an amazing quilt. I would never have thought of using that great print in that way. And Six Minute Circles? I’ll be googling that as soon as I finish my comment! :)

Cat - July 1, 2014 - 4:36 am

It’s truly gorgeous, I love it! I love how the child at the front of the parade-line looks to be stepping onto the curve, it’s just so perfect and fun. Your highlight colours are just perfect too – sweet and girly without being over-the-top girly. I love that balloon girl and rabbit print on the back too, I have that in my stash! Your label on the back is such a great idea. I’m going to google the six minute circle too. Thanks so much for sharing. Cat.

Laurelle C - July 1, 2014 - 3:48 am

Wow. Gorgeous quilt. Those curves look amazing. I am off to google six minute circle as I have not heard of that before. Thanks for sharing :)

Think & Wonder Pattern

I never posted these two quilts that I made up for my Think & Wonder pattern. You may remember the first Think & Wonder quilt which featured Dr. Seuss characters. Well, I made two different versions for my pattern artwork. It’s a fun pattern called Think & Wonder of course that is great for newbie […]

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Paula@The Sassy Quilter - June 11, 2014 - 5:22 pm

Wow, I really love all of these variations!

The Big ‘O’ Quilt

It’s already been established that I’m a bad gift giver. This one is um. . . two years late. I just couldn’t get good photos of it. Yep. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. I feel bad though because it was made for a dear, dear freind of mine Lori for her 50th […]

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Hubblebird - July 18, 2014 - 3:28 pm

I love the fact that the cross-hatching is in random widths. Freedom from the tyranny of perfection!

Chelsea - June 4, 2014 - 11:12 pm

I am just loving all your custom quilt labels. What process do you use to create them?

Claudia Gomez - June 1, 2014 - 7:48 am

Latifah, What a fitting gift to mark one of the milestone B-days. Love how you took it out into the world to do the photo shoot. Hello Lori, welcome to the big O!

patsy johnson - May 28, 2014 - 7:47 pm

I was blog hopping this eve and OMG! Latifah, you are the master of bias tape and circles – I bow down to you. Love the design simplicity and the blue backing, label and quilting are perfect! Lucky Lori.

Rachel Dreher - May 28, 2014 - 2:46 pm

What a beautiful gift! I love the simplicity of it!

Alison Marie - May 27, 2014 - 8:46 am

I have been loving seeing this quilt online, but didn’t know the backstory. It is such a perfect gift for Lori. And that label is so true!

Jeifner - May 23, 2014 - 5:39 pm

Love the bright yellow with the neutral linen. That’s my favorite kind of quilting and it looks great. I’ve got a gift quilt that is totally done, well, lacking the label, and my friend’s been waiting nearly two years. She assures me it’s just fine.

Irelle Beatie - May 23, 2014 - 10:27 am

Love the awesome simplicity of this quilt! That quilting must have taken forever but it really does add fabulous texture. Nice job!

NancyinSTL - May 23, 2014 - 8:46 am

Simply gorgeous! I love it and just may make one using a similar technique someday. Please don’t feel bad about giving it late–I’m not yet finished with a wedding quilt that still might not be ready for the third wedding anniversary. Also, I finished my niece’s college graduation quilt on time, but haven’t had an opportunity to give it to her yet. I didn’t want to take it on the plane with me when I attended her graduation and she’s lived out of state ever since.

Sheena - May 23, 2014 - 8:43 am

I think your quilt is just awesome! I had never thought of using bias tape before…and now my creative juices are flowing :)
Would you mind sharing how you make your labels?

Ruthann - May 23, 2014 - 8:40 am

Beautiful Quilt! Saw it on the MQ FB page but somehow these photos just shine more. Welcome Lori to the 50+ club! It’s fantastic!

Lynda M Otvos - May 23, 2014 - 7:58 am

It’s gorgeous and I suspect that even late she will cherish it as she does no other. It’s lovely; the color you chose for the backing just POPS with delight. Many congrats on the finish–you did a great job. Happy 52nd to Lori.

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