May 2021

The design for this baby quilt began with the owl fabric, that I fussy cut to showcase the owls. It will be donated as part of this year’s Hands2Help Challenge being hosted by Sarah over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict @fabricaddictquilts. The cute owl fabric is the last of this fabric which I had previously used in Hoots, which went to Little Lambs Foundation for Kids for the 2018 Hands2Help challenge. This quilt is also heading off to Little Lambs Foundation for Kids @littlelambsfoundationforkids for this year’s challenge.

The log cabin blocks were made from yellow and teal scraps. I like to store my scraps by color, in photo boxes. While some people prefer to precut their scraps to common sizes, I do not cut my scraps before putting in the boxes, but just leave them whatever size/shape they are. I find this gives me more flexibility for future projects.

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Sweet Slumber

quanket, quilts for foster kids

Sweet Slumber
September 2016

Such a busy year! This is only the fifth quanket that I have completed this year. My personal goal is to make two per month, and I am far from achieving even close to this  number for 2016. When I start to get down on myself for not hitting personal goals – perhaps self-inflicted, non-rational would be better words than “personal” – I hear the words of advice my mom used to give to me: “everything in moderation, Jean”. So, I must cut myself some slack. Time is at a premium this year: from helping daughters with house projects and moving, to welcoming our new granddaughter, Ivy, to hosting a baby shower for other daughter’s first child, and we still have two major holidays to squeeze into what has already been a full year.

Sweet Slumber is a log cabin quilt design, based on an interpretation of Jean Ann Wright’s, Bonnie Blues Quilt. The log cabin is such a versatile block pattern: a simple rotation, or an intended placement of repeating fabric can create such a unique design! While the majority of fabrics I used are new fabrics, I was able to incorporate a scrap fabric piece inherited from Granny, which is the teal polka dot fabric that is used in the simple four-patch joining blocks in the sashing.

Although busy and at times chaotic and physically tiring, it has been a fantastic year! Maybe I will hit that personal goal of two quilts per month in 2017 🙂

This was donated to the County of Ventura, Children & Family Services, for a foster child in October 2016.


charity quilt

May 2015

This is a log cabin quilt. Yes, I went back to familiar territory and did a traditional, symmetrical quilt this time around 🙂  Below is a close up of the fabric that inspired the name I chose – I think it’s perfect for a boy’s quilt!


The orange fabrics, with the exception of the edge binding, were all donations, while the namesake was leftover from a quilt I made 12 years ago for my nephew.

I donated this quilt visa vie the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge 2015. I chose to donate it to Nita who blogs at Because You Matter since her goals and focus are similar to mine: to make and give a quilt to a person who is having a hard time and would be comforted by a handmade quilt to snuggle up in, particularly children in foster care.

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Good Grief

Burgandy Quilt

Good Grief (formerly known as Burgandy Quilt)
February 2013

This quilt gave me a dickens of a time! I kept running out of fabric, and really had to get creative on bringing it all together. I try not to purchase any new fabric for my quilts, but this was the first one where I had to bend that rule: the edge binding fabric is new. When I finally got this one finished, I thought it turned out really nice considering the grief it had given me! I donated this quilt to Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families in Camarillo in March 2013.