she and whim


This is another tiny baby quilt I made several years ago for Sam’s other best friend that had a baby. They’ve been friends since seventh grade and this was their first munchkin. They were waiting to find out the gender so I decided to incorporate the crazy black-and-white patterns newborns find so mesmerizing. :) And I included a little cardinal – who’s got a little present under her wing flap for her new baby owner – which ended up being a girl!














Two years ago I made this quilt for our church’s annual quilt sale. All the quilts are donated and the proceeds go towards missions. I love that they do this and that I was able to participate! I used mostly suiting fabrics, and florescent pink thread. :) I really liked how it turned out – it was so heavy from the weighty fabrics, and oh so cozy!










I created this little quilt for my husband’s best friend’s new baby boy. Sam and Mason have been on many camping trips together and I wanted to make a quilt that showed their fondness of the mountains. This quilt was the first one I made with a little surprise 3D flap used for the tent – and when opened there are 10 tiny toes willin’ for some chillin’. :) I know Mason and his son will have many camping memories in the future, but until then he can dream of spending time with his dad snuggled up with his quilt. :)










I have decided to post some of the other quilts I’ve made in the past. I created this one for my youngest after his birth, and it’s the first quilt I ever made. It’s a small snuggly baby size because he was a newborn – and because I wasn’t entirely sure what I was doing! :) But I love how it turned out and hope he saves it for always and remembers how much I love him.








My son’s preschool teachers asked if I could make a class quilt for the school’s annual charity auction. The proceeds went to a one-year-old little girl in the community battling leukemia :( I was so surprised and excited when they asked, and loved that the money raised went to someone who needed it. I don’t pretend to be a great quilt maker. I’ve just been learning as I go – and I learned a lot making this one!



For the front, I pre-cut all the pieces of fabric and planned which fabric markers I wanted with each piece. I taped them all on pieces of cardboard and the kids wrote their names on them, along with the verse and back wording. And they did a great job! Not a single fabric-marker-on-clothes accident :)



And a little bird for an added detail :)



And the teachers names and school year are on the back.



I love wonky, modern quilts and thought the style went so well with the youthfulness of the kids that helped make it. What a treat to be a part of such a fantastic project! And yay for something to snuggle up in :)




I became an aunt (for the 4th time!) last December to sweet baby Hazel. She’s my sister Cate’s first baby and she’s a cutie! (See more pics of the quilt and Hazel on Cate’s photography blog.) They live in Denver so I made her a crib quilt that shows their love of the mountains. There’s a climbing wall in her nursery! You can never start too early ;)



I hope she has fun finding the little feet under the tent flap! xoxo




Last summer I became an aunt (again) to cutie baby Axel! I’ve been teaching myself to quilt, but hadn’t made a bed sized quilt yet. So when munchkin was hiding out in his mom, I got to work because my nephew needed an heirloom on day one. I came up with a design that complimented my sister’s awesome decorating of Axel’s nursery – crazy chevrons and my favorite blues! A is for Axel…

Axel's Quilt Front

Axel's Quilt Front Detail

Axel's Quilt Back

Axel's Quilt Back Detail

I hope he enjoys snuggling in it forever. xoxo



wife + four littles =
creating, michief,
yummies, parties,
wisdom, wonder,
outdoors, ruckus,
whatever other
whims we conjour.