Monday, July 30


Our family became a little bigger this summer!

Meet Braden.  He is about one month old in this picture.
Stars kind of became our family theme for the year.  There are now five of us, each a part of the star.  I used a star flannel fabric for his coming home blanket.  Not that he needed one - it was seriously the hottest part of the summer when he was born.  I think the high hit 100 on the day he was born.  The star on the shirt is yellow fabric with stars on it.
Little brother onesie

The "Big Brother" (for the second time).  Same yellow star fabric.  Loving his role, just making a weird face because he is squinting in the sunlight.
Big Brother shirt

The "One and Only Sister".  I really wanted a special title for her since she is a big and little sister.  This seemed fitting.  Same yellow fabric for her letters.
One & Only Sister shirt

Here's all three of them.  I am so lucky!
Sibling shirts

Saturday, July 7

Dr. Seuss quilt

Not only did our family welcome Braden this summer, we welcomed a new cousin. Baby E was born 10 days after Braden. She's the third girl in her family, and mom loves Dr. Seuss - so we went bright and bold! This is her quilt.  It's pretty straight and simple piecing.
Dr. Seuss quilt
In the corner I have a little red heart - a detail I try and include somewhere on all my niece's quilts.  The yellow border fabric just has some simple yellow lines.  Three of them - she is the third child after all.
Dr. Seuss quilt - corner border
The middle blocks also have hearts and swirls quilted inside of them.
Dr. Seuss quilt - Trees & spots

Dr. Seuss quilt - Lorax & spots
The red binding is the same fabric as the middle sashing.  The backing has characters from many of the popular Dr. Seuss books.
Dr. Seuss quilt - binding & backing
The red sashing has phrases from Dr. Seuss books.  Along one edge, "A person's a person no matter how small".
Dr. Seuss quilt - words
Welcome to the world, Baby E!