I'm super excited to share today's guest post from Timna Tarr. You may recall that I took an improv quilting class from Timna several years ago. I've been a big fan of hers ever since then!
My teenage daughter, who thanks to her grandma knows how to sew, does not like to sew. But last winter when she was invited to a baby shower for her former babysitter we thought a baby quilt would be an excellent gift. My daughter only agreed to the project because she wanted to give a special quilt to a very special someone. That is love, my friends.
We used a block that is easy to construct and is forgiving for wobbly seams. The quilt is simple enough that a mom and a thirteen-year-old can put a top together in one day – we took advantage of a school snow day to make the top. I did the cutting and she did the sewing. You may notice that one block is out of place. My kid didn't want to take out her stitches to fix it and said, "It's more interesting this way." She's right, the unintentional error gives the quilt some character.
If you need to make a quick little quilt, dig into your scrap bin and start cutting squares. You can find a link to the pattern HERE.
-- Timna Tarr
Timna Tarr comes from a long line of quilters but did not begin quilting until after studying art history in college. She bought her first longarm in 2001 and began quilting clients' quilts shortly thereafter. Timna’s own nationally award-winning quilts are in private and corporate collections. They have also been seen in numerous exhibits, magazines, and books as well as on The Quilt Show and Quilting Arts TV. Timna is an in-demand teacher and speaker, traveling across the U.S. She lives in South Hadley, MA and works out of her studio in Holyoke, MA.
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