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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 :)

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.

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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[…] from upper left: Cosmic Kites by holly’s red bike, Seeing Red by The Quiltengineer, Spears Runner by Teaginny […]

Carla - June 6, 2014 - 9:08 pm

This is such fabulous quilting. I love the little quilts. Found you thru IG
Happy to have done that ; )

Maureen - May 8, 2014 - 3:55 am

I found your blog via Jeni Baker’s blog featuring this quilt. I love it, and I LOVE the doll quilts!!

Can anyone come to the LA Modern Quilt Guild sewing days on Saturdays? I have not been to a meeting since I work every Monday night but I wish I could join in somehow. (I live in Pasadena but don’t have any IRL quilting friends).

Sabine - April 28, 2014 - 7:02 am

hello quilt-engineer,

I clicked through all your projects…they are all very interesting and very special! I like your baby-gifts so much.
I hope it doesn’t matter if I use one or the other of your ideas (only for private use, of course), I feel very inspired!

Jeannie - April 27, 2014 - 5:04 pm

Oh my gosh they are adorable and the girls will love them!
Mom’s quilt is pretty nifty too!! Really love the organic look.

Kitty - April 26, 2014 - 2:37 am

Love your quilt!! I saw it on Jeni Baker’s ( In Color Order) Favorites and was intrigued by those little red eyes staring at me. The little doll quilts are too cute!! I’m sure you’ve made two girls very happy!!

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. \/

[…] Latifah’s White Stripes Quilt […]

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.

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