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Seeing Red Quilt & Matching Doll Quilts

Three facts: I started this quilt long, long ago on the first ever LA Modern Quilt Guild retreat. I promised it to a friend shortly thereafter. I’m very bad at finishing and gifting quilts. Very bad. This quilt was my first time working on the technique for Half Rectangle Triangles (HRT’s) that I wrote up […]

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svetlana - March 12, 2014 - 8:47 pm

oh, my!!!! both the big quilt as well as the doll ones are amazing!

NancyinSTL - March 12, 2014 - 8:19 pm

Beautiful. Your HRT quilts really do look like the inspiration.

I have three great-nieces under the age of 8 that live far away, which I don’t know them well. So, to let them know that I think of them, I recently thought that I should make doll quilts and matching pillows for each of them. I already had the quilt patterns in mind, but love your idea of making them similar with just different backings for the quilts and corresponding pillows.

The White Stripes Quilt

This quilt is definitely in the “quilts I haven’t blogged about” category. At my last job my co-worker Jean and his wife had a baby boy. Not knowing the mom and wanting to create a quilt that was simple and classic I decided on stripes. Not finding the stripes that I wanted, I decided to […]

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BULL - March 18, 2014 - 4:42 am

WOW!. That orange quilt is beautiful! Creative Beautiful and still Fun I see. \/

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folksmith - February 20, 2014 - 8:51 am

Latifah, beautiful baby quilt. can you tell me where you get your labels? i would love to put those on my quilts. thanks!

Jemellia - November 25, 2013 - 3:27 am

I love the quilt, quilting and the ball! I’m playing catch-up on your blog right now, I should get some work done while no one is awake!

Tina in Boston - November 19, 2013 - 4:04 pm

The stripes are so precise and the white is refreshing! It’s also got a preppy feel that I love. I really like your label, too!

Sunnyincal - November 17, 2013 - 1:31 pm

Love it!!!

Kitty - November 17, 2013 - 8:53 am

Beautiful!! That ball is so cute!

Lynda M Otvos - November 16, 2013 - 7:46 pm

Love it, and the stripes are super. You have a great pattern here. Not that i follow patterns but you get what I mean, lots of people do. This truly is a very neat quilt and the diagonal quilting makes it perfect. Jolly well done.

Mary - November 16, 2013 - 6:07 pm

I love the idea of making your own stripes. Lucky baby. Really fun ball.

Stephanie hicks - November 16, 2013 - 2:10 pm

Love this quilt….so clean and fun! Where do you get you labels from?

Sharon - November 16, 2013 - 12:54 pm

Very nice quilt for baby and beyond! I like the stripey sections

Lady Harvatine - November 16, 2013 - 10:33 am

I love it Latifah! The colors are just great.

More Glam Clam Goodness

You ask and you shall receive. Well sometimes at least.   I just posted two things today that some of you have been asking for. One is the video tutorial on how to piece those Glam Clams without pins! You can find it on my brand new YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76PoDJl7vDw Second, I had several people […]

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Rachelle - December 13, 2013 - 3:43 am

This tutorial has just made my day! Obviously I’m a bit late catching on to this wonderful bandwagon, but gosh! I can’t wait to get started xox

angela - October 9, 2013 - 4:33 am

Latifah, thank you SO much for doing this. It is extremely generous of you, when you could have easily charged for the pattern. I haven’t tried it yet, but plan to soon. I’m a huge fan!

Heather - September 23, 2013 - 11:37 pm

Thank you for the video! I would never have figured it il out like that. It was so clear and easy to follow. Thank you for the patterns too.

Alexandra Wellington - September 19, 2013 - 4:10 pm

Thank you so much for this video. I have no problem with curved piecing, and this video confirmed how I thought to sew your awesome giant glam clams!!
I got sooooooo excited when I saw your free pattern as I love giant blocks and this just perfect.
Cannot say thank you enough! :)
Love your quilting style and your sharing with us. BTW I live in Sydney Australia, so you can happily say you are international in your following!!!
Take care and happy quilting
Alex

becca - September 18, 2013 - 1:05 pm

Totes magoats want to try this. :)

Joanna Jenkins - September 18, 2013 - 11:11 am

Fantastic video!!! I took your class at Sew Modern and LOVE how easy your Glam Clams are to make! The video is the perfect refresher as I’m about to start my second one!
Thanks,

Licet - September 17, 2013 - 8:48 pm

Great tute Latifah! Thanks.

Animal Parade Blanket & Softie Set

Yesterday I shared the Zoom Baby Blanket and Book that I made for one cousin that had a little boy. Well, her sister had a baby boy within a few months so I had to make a similar gift for her as well. This time, I pulled my Ed Emberley fabric out. I LOVE the […]

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Mandi - January 25, 2014 - 8:45 am

Great ideas! Thanks for sharing. All of your work is great. (Found you from sewmamasew)

Kathryn Wright - November 5, 2013 - 3:42 pm

So cute! My readers at FaveQuilts would love these!

Latifah - September 17, 2013 - 1:37 pm

Minky isn’t difficult to sew at all! The only suggestion I give is to pin a ton. :) It will help it to stabilize it. Thanks for posting.

Kristin S. - September 13, 2013 - 8:28 am

Wow! That is really terrific looking!! Was the minky tough to stitch with?

Zoom Blanket & Book Set

I have two cousins who are sisters who had baby boys within months of each other. I love to make quilts but, sometimes don’t have the time to make them for gifts but, people expect handmade gifts when you sew. So, I decided to make quickie blankets and toys for both of them. I had […]

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Latifah - September 17, 2013 - 1:34 pm

Terry and Karla, I print with my Epson printer. I’ll do a post on it soon! Thanks for commenting.

Karla Barbosa - September 15, 2013 - 12:32 pm

Congratulations, Latifah!!!
So cute and fun your work, I really like it!!
I’d like to know also, who did you print directly onto fabric???
I’m curious now!!!kkk
Thank you so much by idea!!!
Kiss!!

terry hawkins - September 12, 2013 - 7:18 pm

What a great cousin you are to make such cute and practical gifts! I love the blanket but the book is sooo unique! How do you print directly onto fabric? I assume you use a special printer and special ink?

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