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17 May 2010

projects for nicola: his quilt

One of the few things I managed to make for Max was a quilt. So of course Nicola gets one too. It took me longer than I thought to figure out what exactly I wanted to do this time around. I knew I wanted it to be different than your typical baby quilt. And colorful. So I was really excited when I found the fabrics at IKEA. But then I still had to figure out what it would look like. Then I remembered seeing this quilt. That she just happens to sell the pattern for! The story and symbology of the quilt are awesome, so I'm sure I'll make one someday that really showcases the pluses. But for this one, I wanted one that was "busy" (for lack of a better word). And the wonky plus signs with the crazy patterns make my heart happy. It turned out so fun, now I can't wait to see it in use!

For those that don't know, my mom is a long-arm quilter, so she quilted it for me. I saw some trucks in one of her books and told her that's what I wanted... she does it all completely free-hand (doesn't follow templates) and is simply AMAZING, so her little trucks and cars are EXACTLY what I was hoping for. (I'm sorry they're hard to see in these pictures) If you need anything quilted, call up my mom!!

I love the back just as much as the front. Those colorful stripes are awesome.

A close up of the little vehicles.


  1. That quilt is great! And your mom has some serious talent!

  2. You are so talented, Jackie. Love the bright, colorful quilt. I love that the back has that little section of the other print. (That's one of my fave parts of the quilt you made for Caroline, too!)

  3. That is so awesome! I love the colors and patterns. Your mom rocks.