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Made in Minnesota

Here in Minnesota we loooove us some Paul Bunyan and Babe…

Add in some pine trees, S’mores, 10,000 lakes and a whole lotta love and you’ll discover the reason we can’t get enough of this beautiful state!

This past winter I had the pleasure of coming up with something adorable for three brand new little boys. I wanted to do something fun and different from the usual little boy theme.
While perusing the bolts of fabrics at my local quilt store, I fell in love with the Minnesota theme that so many quilters obtain on a yearly basis. This was good… getting home from the quilt store sometimes feels like forever when I have ideas of coordinates flipping through my mind. I knew what I wanted to do and it was looking pretty awesome in my head…. by late afternoon the center is finished, now the fun part of picking all the fabrics!

IMG_9841I wanted to make a perfect sized personalized blanket/quilt with my favorite minky fabric on the back.

Max couldn’t agree more…. mmminky!

IMG_0767I surrounded my finished design with a fun log cabin block I drew up filled with beautiful coordinating fabrics and a plain block featuring my inspiration fabric.

IMG_0454I’ll tell you, max sure loves to help me whenever he can and I just can’t get enough of his company!

IMG_0842I love to have my cards reflect what I’ve been working on and these turned out cute enough to frame up afterwards.

IMG_0834It was so fun to talk to the three new Mom’s and get some personal input for the onesies. We had a great time delivering the finished gifts, welcome to the world Jack, Levi & Jordan!

Somewhere in the middle of working on all of the little boy gifts I needed to come up with something special for a lovely Niece of ours getting married this Spring. I just so happen to know that miss Cassi and her fiancé Corey were decorating in the Minnesota theme… so how perfect was this?!! I used my original design and turned it into a pillow with their last name and wedding date on it. I also had such a blast putting a basket of goods together- personalized towels, a MN cook book and a chunk of wood for a small indoor fire perfect for a romantic night of S’mores!

The best part was at the last minute Chels, Al & I wrapped it up and presented it “Dominican Republic” style… Cassi & Corey traveled with us the year before and we had ourselves an amazing time dressed in garbage bags & bandana’s for a day of off-roading in the mud! Cassi saw our package at her wedding shower and laughed so hard! It was even complete with Chelsie’s original bandana!

We love you Cassi & Corey!

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Meanwhile…Allie needed a baby girl gift and I turned another little something I had been working on into a little girl version, a special thank you to Chelsie & Ryan’s cat “Bossy” for trying on my creation for the sizing haha!

Welcome to the world miss Hayden!

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It’s finally Spring!! Get outside, plan your garden and start looking for those first stalks of rhubarb!! God bless and LOVE from Minnesota!!

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