Unconventional Quilts

Unconventional Quilting 

Moved to the midwest and sure enough, started quilting. Stereotypical no?

Quilting for me is a way to stay connected with my mother, despite the thousand miles separating us, and with the memory of my grandmother, whom has passed away.

Did I take lessons? No. Did I spend hours working with others quilters learning the art? No. Did I take classes or lessons? Nope.

I jumped in and got creative! I love the mental game of figuring out patterns and finding new ways to do things. For my first few projects I devised a way of "cheating" that requires a whole lot of pins, but gives great, precise results.

Since then I have branched out into more conventional methods of quilting, always pushing a little farther and learning a great deal more with every project. Learn along with me and find new projects here!

Repurposed Pillow
There are these two pillows on my couch that well, are not so loved. The numbers, the letters, idk. Thankfully I know my way around a sewing machine and happen to have a full box of fabric and scraps hanging around.

Patchwork Pony
A patchwork rendition of a favorite cartoon character.

Happy Fish: Cheater Stars
Sunny yellow fleece combined with happy little swimming koi fish make this cuddly soft throw cute, warm and perfectly silly. I love the optical illusion effect that this quilt has.

Super Simple Squares 

If you can sew a straight line, you can make this adorable runner, or quilt if you get ambitious.
Simple and beautiful 

Christmas Quilt

This beautiful Christmas themed throw has a sister living in New Jersey. My mother and I devised a pattern for this delightful double star pattern based on a fellow quilter's Pinterest post. I live using a photo as inspiration for my projects and creating the pattern and learning techniques as I go.

Functional and decorative

Scrub Caps for All

Hide your hair in the OR in style with my favorite scrub caps for men and women.

Make one for every holiday and season

Squares and Triangles

Simple "cheater" quilted table runner, great for a quick homemade decoration.

Fall Leaves and Acorns 
Winter birds and pinecones

Squares & Triangles: Placemat

Wonderful additions to the square and triangle table runner. 

Quick cheater placemats perfect for a dinner party.

Holiday Stars Table Runner

Another "cheater" quilt pattern, devised by my mother, is this three fabric holiday star table runner.

Holiday Stars make your table elegant and festive