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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 !~!

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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[…] blogged about The Big ‘O’ Quilt a few months ago. This is the second quilt in the ‘O’ Series, The Big ‘O’, […]

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.

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.

“Gossip Girls” at the LA County Fair

I thought it would be fun to see some modern quilts at the LA County Fair, so I thought I’d enter one. It’s not really a show quilt BUT, it is definitely different than any other quilts at the fair. We usually go to either the LA or Orange County Fairs every year. My primary […]

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Shauna - April 1, 2012 - 1:14 pm

Hi- found your blog and gorgeous quilts through the Ladies Home Journal artical. In the article you state you design and draw on the I-pad. Which app do you use? I’m looking for a new one.
Love your work!

Lindsay - March 29, 2012 - 9:09 am

Loved reading your post on the MQG blog! Also, I wanted to let you know that I posted a review of Modern Blocks today and featured “Saturn’s Rings.” http://www.craftbuds.com/book-review-modern-blocks/

Babs Bayliff - March 9, 2012 - 12:13 pm

Is there a modern quilt guild in Phoenix, Az?

Sue. - January 14, 2012 - 7:13 am

Hello! Congratulations on your showing in Ladies’s Home Journal! The article was great! It is so nice to see modern quilting done by a young and modern woman! Too many times they feature old granny style ladies with old granny style quilts…not this time! Hope to see you around Flickr again!

Smiles to you!

Sue.
Beachgirl Sews.

Yemisi - January 13, 2012 - 5:42 pm

Hello, I saw your name in one of the magazines here in Northern Arizona. I am interested in making contact with you for discussions about how you can help me with my quilting ideas.
Your work are excellent and beautiful.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yemisi

Patty Simmons - November 17, 2011 - 7:41 pm

Wow! Congratulations! That’s so exciting!

Arita - October 13, 2011 - 6:59 pm

Great job on the quilting and winning a prize.

Pippa - October 13, 2011 - 4:34 pm

It turned out beautifully! Love the name, too ;) Congrats!

Eileen - October 12, 2011 - 10:04 pm

Yay! How fabulous is that?! Congratulations! :)

ali - October 9, 2011 - 8:57 pm

What a great design–it has so much energy and, for lack of a better word, pizazz!

liberty - October 2, 2011 - 10:56 pm

Latifah…. that’s GREAT!!!!
so fun to see your work in that fun setting.

Holly - September 28, 2011 - 4:57 pm

Good for you for entering your quilt in the fair! What a fun surprise to win a ribbon, even if it is for “tapestry”! One of the members of our guild entered a collaborative quilt into our local fair and we got first in the contemporary quilt category!

kendascrafts - September 28, 2011 - 9:43 am

congrats on the ribbon! The quilt looks great!

Alison Marie - September 27, 2011 - 8:09 pm

Way to represent! and hooray on the ribbon! I wanted to enter something this year, bit things have been a bit hectic…..This looks great finished!

Lynda M O - September 26, 2011 - 6:57 pm

Love your quilting and happy for a ribbon, too !~!

Ann - September 26, 2011 - 2:17 pm

Congrats. Did you pick up your &5 prize money…or does LA hand out larger prizes?

Melissa and Piper - September 26, 2011 - 12:44 pm

I am SO proud of you! First that you had the idea to enter it into the fair, and second that it won second place! (It should have one first.)
I think a couple of FRMQGers are going to enter quilts in the Denver County Fair next year. We’ll be sure to let everyone know if any of them win! :)

“Stairway to Heaven” Quilt Top

After many months of very little quilting, I’ve been cranking out quite a few quilt tops that have been floating around in my head. This is one of them. I’m so happy to be back to quilting too! This one is called Stairway to Heaven. Now, I don’t even know if I fully believe in […]

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jane - August 2, 2011 - 9:53 pm

Another incredible design. I love this one!! Bravo Lady.

Sherri ~ daintytime - August 1, 2011 - 8:17 am

Great job. Love this. Shows a lot of commitment.

Melissa - July 23, 2011 - 9:24 pm

I absolutely LOVE it!! I love how colorful and linear it is. Makes my creative heart sing. :)

I saw something vaguely similar in one of the Gee’s Bend books, and sketched out a plan for one of my own. I love how your steps are so skinny!

Pippa - July 20, 2011 - 5:08 am

Oh my gosh. LOVE this!

Val Campbell - July 19, 2011 - 8:56 pm

Latifah,
This just takes my breath away. I love all your quilts, but this one my be at the top of my list. Good work, lady!

Hollie - July 19, 2011 - 12:12 pm

Latifah, it’s stunning! I’m so sorry I missed the last meeting and didn’t see this in person.

Latifah - July 13, 2011 - 11:40 am

Thanks Jenny, Jan, and Vicki!

Cheryl – you totally have to make your version as well. I hate when I have an idea and someone else does it first though! But, I’d love to see what you would have done with it.

Lynette, it was a big log cabin! :-) Half way through it I started to count down the number of strips till the end. Thankfully I included some of my favorite “have to include” colors towards the end.

Thanks Kenda! I can’t wait to see it quilted too! ;-)

Jenny Pedigo - July 13, 2011 - 10:29 am

So interesting!! Love it!

Cinzia Allocca - July 13, 2011 - 5:42 am

this is AMAZING! so well done. i love the rectangle as a starter point as opposed to the traditional square! Can’t wait to see it finished.. and i love your description of it, too.
I have Susan’s book and I love it. The history is fascinating. Your fresh modern take on log cabin should be included in volume 2!

jan - July 12, 2011 - 9:08 pm

Very nice!

Cheryl Arkison - July 12, 2011 - 8:52 pm

No way! I’ve had the fabric pulled for a square version of the same concept for months now. Pretty sure yours is cooler than mine could be.

Vicki W - July 12, 2011 - 3:14 pm

That is sooooo cool!

Lynette - July 12, 2011 - 2:08 pm

Wow – That’s a BIG log cabin. :D Nice job mitering all those color strips on the one corner

kendascrafts - July 12, 2011 - 1:53 pm

wow! that looks great! Can’t wait to see it quilted. I love log cabin blocks.

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