This quilt was made for a baby boy named Leon. He was born on March 15 of this year. His mom used bright vibrant colors for the nursery.
This ABU Thyme totebag was made for an Air Force officer’s baby gear. The bag was designed to have bright accent colors to please Mom, yet not too feminine so Dad could lug it around and not be embarrassed.
This couple will be awesome parents and their future baby will be in great hands!
This quilt was made for the first child of parents with very eclectic tastes. The parents are big fans of Dr. Who and Star Wars as well as being birdlovers of the toucan species.
Making a tardis quilt took some work on graph paper but as it was all rectangles or squares, it was not terribly complicated. Instead of pure white fabric that would have better emulated the warning sign, I found the I Love Mommy/Daddy fabric in blue shades. It also comes in pink for girls.
The two upper windows of the police box revealed parrot fabric which is as close as I could originally find to actual toucan motifs.Then I discovered that Kelloggs Cereals had licensed their characters and I was able to find a Toucan Sam polarfleece which made a great backing.
I was also able to find a small tardis repeating design fabric for the lower panels. It was a very stretchy Lycra so it had to be backed as I would do with a t shirt. This quilt had a variety of different materials. The parrot windows, the planet background fabric, the Police Box sign (which I actually used Star Wars designs) are all cotton. The warning sign and the cobalt blue are flannels. And as mentioned before, polarfleece and Lycra were also incorporated.
This Thyme Tote was made for a woman who just gave birth to her first child last night. Her colors for the nursery were orange and blue so I tried to coordinate the bag with that color scheme.
The majority of the exterior of the bag is made from the recipient’s husband’s Air Force ACU shirt. The side panels are a modern print and the handles have a crazy orange motif from Hoffman. I added the rank to the base of the handles.
The fabric is a vintage 70’s print so it may be older than the proud parents. The interior of the bag is very roomy and will be able to hold all the baby accessories that these little ones require. The large pocket is actually a triple pocket (one big one and 2 ACU ones side by side). The smaller pocket is a double pocket made from the ACU pen holder from the sleeve of the uniform and can fit a cell phone so it doesn’t sink to the bottom. This bag is definitely not too feminine for Dad to carry.
Not a terribly exciting back: remaining frog print and planet motif. But both sides are bright and cheerful to help counteract the dreariness of a Massachusetts winter. The family lives in freezing-cold Massachusetts so this was given to them just in time before the nasty weather comes.
A textile lover in action! She is exploring the flip side .
This quilt was made for the first child of 2 Manhattanites. The dad is an investment broker (St. Mark’s and Hamilton alum) and the mom is a Blue Devil grad and professional actress. The little girl was born in the winter but I wanted to make something cheerful and bright to counter the grey that permeates NYC in the cold, dark months.
So I found NON-Eastery bunny fabric and matched it with coordinating colors of yellow, blue, pink, and green. Very girly and fun! I used a strip-piecing method to put it together and then quilted with multiple colors of threads.
The back is interesting enough to post a picture as well. I had a little bit left of the strips and added motifs of butterfly, frog, fruit, and another rabbit. Like all quilts that I make, I added a hanging sleeve in case the recipients want to display it on the wall.
This quilt was made for a wonderful PA in the NNMC Plastic Surgery Department to celebrate the birth of her new little girl. Manisha Patel did my fipple tattoos and in general has been an excellent support in this very long reconstruction process. PA Patel is apparently named after the Hindu goddess of the mind, a very apt name for someone who works in medicine.
The quilt is a basic 9-patch with sashing. The pink squares are from a juvenile-print flannel with little boy and girl figures. The yellow sashing is from a 30’s fabric. The graph-paper fabric has lots of lovely creatures including purple worms (as close as I could find to leeches). The turquise sashing has brightly colored alphabet letters shown in a puffy font.