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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.

Convergence Quilt and Bias Tape Applique

I LOVE bias tape. Always have. I know it’s weird but, I do. I love everything about it. I love making it, looking at it, using it. So, after making yards and yards of bias tape for bindings I thought “what else can I use bias tape for?” Then I thought why can’t I use […]

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Sarah Schraw @ Sarah Quilts - January 25, 2014 - 7:47 am

So cool! Found you from the Sew Mama Sew write up :)

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Sue - January 15, 2014 - 1:56 pm

I can’t wait to try this technique to ‘draw’ on a quilt!

Elisa - December 4, 2013 - 7:24 pm

Brilliant. This quilt brings me back to Biology 101 in college–mitosis. Or was it meiosis?

Jennifer - October 23, 2013 - 7:47 pm

Love this. Very simple… very cool take on the pattern.

Kelly in Chicago - October 23, 2013 - 2:41 pm

Latifah – as a near-rule, I dislike applique, but you’ve wholly made me reconsider! I love this quilt and I’ve pinned it to my “Quilty Goodness” board on Pinterest (with proper credit, of course!). Feel free to follow me if you’d like: http://pinterest.com/lipglass/quilty-goodness/

Barb@Witsend - September 17, 2013 - 4:51 pm

This is a very cool quilt!

Latifah - September 17, 2013 - 1:39 pm

Hello Rachael, yes I draw the design on the fabric before attaching the bias tape. They are close but not perfect. :) I wanted a slightly organic look with the same shape.

Rachael Rabbit - September 14, 2013 - 10:29 am

Did you draw your fabric first before attaching the bias tape as your design seem so perfectly replicated.

Chandra - September 12, 2013 - 1:27 pm

Thanks for reminding me of this simple beauty! I am a fan of 1/2 inch over 1/4 inch binding lately, maybe I will call it “finger-sized!”

Becca @bryanhousequilts - September 11, 2013 - 6:34 pm

This was one of my favorites at the modern exhibit in Houston. It’s simple and stunning.

Annette J. - September 10, 2013 - 12:54 pm

I love this quilt! I’ve always wanted to make a quilt with a DNA strain on it but I couldn’t think of how to start. I think that using bias tape as an applique might be the way to go! Beautiful quilt, beautifully shot as well.

Jeifner - September 9, 2013 - 6:42 pm

Quite graphic and visually appealing, wonderful job!

PennyDog - September 9, 2013 - 2:30 am

I think this might be my favourite quilt I’ve seen online all year.

Nicole - September 8, 2013 - 8:06 pm

Latifah, your creativity never ceases to amaze me! The design is striking!

Megan - September 8, 2013 - 11:06 am

This is beautiful and very inspiring!

Mary - September 7, 2013 - 3:25 pm

Gorgeous! Makes me want one. Thanks so much for sharing.

Lynda M Otvos - September 7, 2013 - 3:21 pm

I really like it. Applique is an interesting method of applying design. I’ve used it a few times and have liked the result. You have shown it in terrific light here. Yes, the aqua is the focal point.

Arita - September 7, 2013 - 11:39 am

Thanks for sharing….it’s a gorgeous quilt.

Jan - September 7, 2013 - 9:16 am

What a fabulous quilt!

Lauren aka Giddy99 - September 7, 2013 - 8:25 am

This is brilliant. I love everything about it – including the inspiration you’ve given me – thank you!

kitty - September 7, 2013 - 8:18 am

This is a spectacular quilt!! Love it!!!

Pat S - September 7, 2013 - 7:03 am

Wonderful quilt.

Sarah - September 7, 2013 - 5:43 am

Thank you for sharing this, I am so tempted to make a maze quilt using this technique :)

Aylin-nilya - September 6, 2013 - 9:51 pm

This is a stunning Design and a fantastic idea with so many possibilies, thanks for sharing…

Marianne - September 6, 2013 - 9:41 pm

Such a spectacular quilt….I just love it!!

Rossie - September 6, 2013 - 8:14 pm

Love love love this quilt! So glad it is finally on the blog, it was just stunning to see in person!

Jill @ Made with Moxie - September 6, 2013 - 7:51 pm

This is an awesome. And simple. I love it!

Christmas in July :)

As this is a quilting and sewing blog, I try to keep things such as religion out of my blog and I have no intention of getting into my current beliefs here.   But, I feel a bit of history is necessary here. I was raised Muslim and incidentally we are right in the middle […]

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Meg - August 2, 2013 - 8:52 pm

Your text quilt is Fabulous and you have such very cool handwriting! I wish I could see it in person…

Latifah - August 1, 2013 - 3:28 pm

Thanks Christina,I just posted more info on writing on fabric!

Christina - August 1, 2013 - 9:23 am

So many beautiful things Latifah! But that text quilt is really cracking my head open. I want to try this!

Cutting out your Glam Clam Quilt

In chatting with my students in preparation for my Glam Clam Quilt class that I’ll teach in a few weeks for the first time at Sew Modern in Los Angeles, I’ve come across a couple things that might be useful to you too. In the free Glam Clam Quilt pattern I don’t give a lot […]

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Tressa Young - January 13, 2014 - 9:57 am

I really need to try this, thank you for the tutorial.

Candy Scott - September 15, 2013 - 12:42 am

Latifah,
Thank you for your outstanding presentation today at CVQG. You have inspired me on how to finish one quilt and move on to a couple of others.
Candy Scott

Val CARPENTER - September 14, 2013 - 9:28 pm

Loved meeting today and all your wonderful quilts. Wow!

Thanks,

Melissa - July 31, 2013 - 10:45 pm

The Time Fairy doesn’t have a phone…THAT is precisely where all my free time goes! :)

You are such a dear for showing how to lay out the templates to maximize the fabric usage. :)

Jeifner - July 31, 2013 - 8:54 pm

This is so exciting and I can’t wait to try it! They’re beautiful. I’d like to know about the pinless piecing as well.

Jenn - July 31, 2013 - 4:47 pm

I really want to know about the piecing without pins!

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