Baby it’s cold outside! Well actually around here it’s been really unusually warm, crazy!
This quilt was a project finish for Warp and Weft Sewing Society over the summer, a very “cool” quilt, brrr!

quilt folded

In a recent package of goodies from Warp and Weft Sewing Society, I got a bunch of 10″ squares of all kinds of different fabrics, including a selection of some Brrr! prints from Laurie Wisbrun for Robert Kaufman.

brr quilt folded

They’re so cute and I formulated  a plan to use some fussy cuts of the cute polar bears and the rest of the prints, plus I added in this cute peacock print, from Birds and Berries by Moda.

brr quilt full

Since I didn’t have a lot of the Brrr! prints, I did a simple block, using a 2.5″ square for the centres, then two rounds of 1.5″ strips of different solids/prints including some Essex linen, Kona solids, and a few others I had in my stash, and also some of the prints.

brr quilt detail

I always start with this idea that I’m going to keep the colour palette simple, in this case my original plan was to stick to cool blues and greens only. But then when I started adding the prints, it needed something else, so in went the red! I think it’s a nice pop and some excitement! I just can’t help myself, lol! And turquoise and red always look so awesome together.

bear block

I love this little guy peeking out with his flower, so sweet!
block detail

Once I used up the prints, I had 20 blocks, which wasn’t big enough for a whole quilt, so I added a white border around the blocks, then a funky blue and white print, which is actually an upcycled sheet I rescued from the thrift store. (Totally washed and sanitized before proceeding of course!)

block detail 2

I had one bear leftover so I made a special block with all of the solids I used on the front, and sewed him into the back, surrounded by more white (maybe snow for his polar bear self?) and  more of the blue and white print.

brr block back
brr quilt back 2

I topped the whole thing off with some cute black and white polka dot binding and a tag (it reads “Dream big” on the back) and this one is done!

back tag

It measures 42-3/4″ x 47″, perfect size for  a baby quilt as a gift, perhaps for a winter baby to be? Or a winter-fun-loving wee kiddo?

brr quilt hanging


brr quilt back


It’s now for sale in my shop here, check it out!

Here is the info about my ongoing quilt sale:

I’m offering up some of my favorite quilts that I’ve made for sale at very fair prices. More than fair, like just enough to cover my materials fair. Half of the proceeds of the sales will go to our local food bank, the Mission Christmas Bureau,  for the upcoming Christmas season. I want to give them a nice big donation and help those who need help. They don’t need quilts so much as they need cash.

So what do you get if you purchase a quilt?

You get a unique handmade quilt made by me, made in my smoke-free home, with my dogs helping, (I do my best but there may be a dog hair clinging on after they are lint-rollered- no extra charge!) and my husband helping by cleaning and cooking so I can sew- dont’cha just love him, I know I do!

You will know that part of your purchase price went to a local foodbank and Christmas Bureau to help people who might not have as much over the holidays.

You will get ahead on your holiday shopping list by buying a unique quilt, or two, or three, and support a local quilter, artist, designer- me!- in her endeavours.

And thus so, a healthy dose of good karma and universal love, and that goes a long way.

Check back asap for more quilts coming up for sale, there are some good ‘uns you won’t want to miss!

  I have a thing for chalkboards and decided that I need to make some to share the chalky love. Way back when in the early days of my design career, I was a chalkboard artist. I would go to different restaurants around the city and handwrite and draw up their menus, climbing up ladders and hanging off free hanging boards,  

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