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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.

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?

Shhh. . . Baby Quilt and Ball

OK. This will be one of the many quilts that I’ll be posting about that I’ve made in the last year or so. This one was a quickie. Well, sorta. Last year the LA Modern Quilt Guild was lucky enough to host Elizabeth Hartman of the blog Oh, Fransson! I don’t take many classes but, […]

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Sally - July 15, 2013 - 10:01 pm

These colors are stunning together……just found your website and am loving it!

leslie tucker jenison - July 2, 2013 - 9:32 pm

I’m so glad I saw this little baby quilt! It gives me a much-needed idea for a new little one in our family. Thanks for sharing: the quilt is lovely and so is the ball!!

Ashton - May 13, 2013 - 2:29 pm

What a beautiful and simple quilt! That ball is awesome! I might make one to match the quilt I’m making for my friend and her baby!

Kayla Weathers - May 10, 2013 - 2:05 pm

I LOVE THIS!!! I’m going to try doing this. Your work is wonderful. I would love to take a class from you!

Arita - May 7, 2013 - 8:21 pm

I love the ball too……do you have a tutorial?

Dawnmarie - May 6, 2013 - 7:09 am

What a cute set! Is there a pattern I can find or buy somewhere for the ball? I’m dying to try that!

kendascrafts - May 6, 2013 - 7:02 am

I LOVE the ball! Is there a pattern you use? What great colors!

Kite Tails Quilt

Many of you saw glimpses of this quilt in the tutorial on the Modern Quilt Guild blog but, it wasn’t quilted yet and I literally just showed a peek of it in the tutorial. It’s a very simple quilt using HRT’s that makes for a quick baby quilt. I love the color combination of the […]

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Cheryl Kozuback - April 9, 2014 - 6:45 am

That is so sweet.

Michelle - January 25, 2013 - 1:08 pm

That’s so pretty! I think I’m going to have to try making half square rectangles.

Clair - January 25, 2013 - 3:05 am

Such a beautiful combination of colours and amazing precision. Love it Latifah!

carol sulcoski - November 18, 2012 - 7:23 am

Wonderful quilt — love the shapes, the colors, and the WOW factor!

KatieLynne Peterson-Victor - November 17, 2012 - 11:36 am

Through Kathy Mack’s superior radar report, I arrived here. I’m so taken with this quilt—both the design and colorway is so very pleasing. It gives me the same pleasant feeling that I get when viewing Japanese designs—soothing, comforting, peacefulness. The execution of your dream is astounding!

Sherri ~ daintytime - May 16, 2012 - 6:17 pm

Sweet & clean. I like this!

liberty - May 15, 2012 - 9:56 am

the pics look great Latifah! (and the pics of your yellow tote are awesome too!!!)

I love that crosshatch fabric too. yum.

Jolinda - May 3, 2012 - 4:09 pm

Love your work Latifah! Where do you get your labels/tags at?

Jenn - April 27, 2012 - 12:40 pm

I have the worst time getting pictures for my blog in general. Spring has definitly helped though. My main problem is not having time to shoot in daylight (I work full time) and my apt set up not allowing a sewing table near the window. Lovely quilt by the way!

Melissa - April 26, 2012 - 1:01 pm

That quilt is gorgeous! And I’ve got photo problems, too – maybe I need a nicer camera and a photography class! :)

Donna SeaHorseQuilts - April 26, 2012 - 4:35 am

Cute quilt. I have trouble with the photos, too. I want to photograph the whole project, but then you can’t see the details or, most common, lighting is wrong, wrong, wrong. And photo editing often does strange things to fabric colors. But all your photos have always looked beautiful to me. I’m surprised to hear your question. I just assume I’m the only one who has this trouble! :-) . And I’m also happy to see you blogging here again. You’re quilts are always inspirational.

Ali - April 25, 2012 - 10:43 pm

That’s just lovely! Pinned and am going to have to make one of those for myself.

Lisa Redmond - April 25, 2012 - 5:34 pm

I love this quick and easy pattern for HRTs when you posted it earlier on Modern Quilt Guild blog. I’ve already used it to make a quilt for my cancer charity workshop using donated fabrics from Lauren. Thanks for sharing. AND I’m so glad you’re blogging on a regular basis now!

Debbie-Esch House Quilts - April 25, 2012 - 1:27 pm

I definitely have that problem with photographs – seems like I often have too much or not enough light. Kite Tails is darling!

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