Blog / birthday gift

two pea[nut]s in a box

This weekend, in between packing boxes and drinking iced lattes to stay cool, I made a second Peanut to accompany the first. Both are now safely packed up and on their way to Minnesota to meet two soon-to-be-born babies!
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paintbox pillow

A pretty patchwork pillow to brighten your morning, made by my mom for my birthday last year:

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embroidered labyrinths

For my dad's birthday last month, I stitched up a pair of labyrinths for him to hang in his meditation space:

{Stitched onto scraps of linen and chambray using iron-on embroidery patterns designed by Sublime Stitching.}
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hand-quilted log cabin pillow

A log cabin pillow made for my sister-in-law's June birthday:
Made using this Sew Mama Sew! tutorial and pink and green fabrics pulled entirely from my stash, with a bit of hand quilting thrown in.
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zig-zag baby quilt

Back in February, my friends had the most adorable baby girl named Luna Maria. I, of course, wanted to make a quilt to mark the special occasion. Using this tutorial from the Purl Bee, which I'd been eyeing for quite some time, I created this zig-zag quilt for her. 
I stuck to solids on the front (most of them from my stash) and a 1920s/30s reproduction kids' print on the back that I picked up at G Street Fabrics. I quilted it on my machine, used a solid turquoise fabric for the binding, and added a hand-embroidered tag to the back with Luna's name and birthday. 
I really love working with solids (and half-square triangles!), and was so pleased with how this quilt turned out.
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