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!
I wanted to make a perfect sized personalized blanket/quilt with my favorite minky fabric on the back.
Max couldn’t agree more…. mmminky!
I 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.
I’ll tell you, max sure loves to help me whenever he can and I just can’t get enough of his company!
I love to have my cards reflect what I’ve been working on and these turned out cute enough to frame up afterwards.
It 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!
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!
It’s finally Spring!! Get outside, plan your garden and start looking for those first stalks of rhubarb!! God bless and LOVE from Minnesota!!