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Custom Family Heirloom Quilt

By Casey Corey

Custom Family Heirloom Quilt

Gifting a quilt is one of my greatest pleasures. A cozy piece of art that will wrap the person up with a hug every time she takes the quilt out. Something that is soft, warm, and provides the ultimate comfort. So much thought, attention, and detail goes into every quilt ever made. And the best part about gifting a quilt? It's an heirloom. It will last for generations.

custom king sized green quilt

This past Christmas, I gave my mother and father-in-laws a custom Casey Sheila Quilt. My father-in-law always jokes about building a baseball team with all of his grandchildren. They have 12 grandkids that came in 3 waves- the oldest grandchild was the solo grandkid for a number of years. Then 4 grandkids came all very close together (3 of them in the same year! My husband is one of 5 ;)). A few years after that another 7 all came very close together. So I designed this quilt with a diamond for each grandchild.  The first diamond in the middle surrounded by a circle of four diamonds. Those four diamonds are surrounded by a circle of eight diamonds. 

custom king sized green quilt sitting on a rock

I used a Kelly Green for the background because my in-laws are very proud of their Irish heritage and matched it with a beautiful, green floral design for the back.

green floral design fabric on king sized quilt

Finally, I hand stitched the binding (as I do with all of our quilts). This is by far the biggest Casey Sheila Quilts in existence- a king sized quilt measuring at about 104" x 104". Hoping my mother and father-in-laws feel my giant hug every time they open this quilt.

Send an email to casey@caseysheilaquilts.com to design your perfect heirloom. 

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Baby Shower Gift Guide

By Casey Corey

Baby Shower Gift Guide

Your friend/acquaintance/co-worker/cousin/a person in your life is expecting a baby! How exciting! You get invited to the celebration of said baby. The date is approaching and now you begin to wonder about what’s an appropriate gift?! The registry is obviously helpful, but how excited can you get about giving diaper cream? I usually like to do a mix of both registry gifts and non-registry gifts. Some bottles, formula, and bibs? Feeding time is taken care of! A sound machine and quilted pillow? Newborn naps in the nursery, done! A play gym and quilt? Tummy time! Just need the baby… Here are some ideas from Casey Sheila Quilts:

baby bibs hanging on ladder in front of white wall

Option A: Baby Bib Sets

Baby Boy:

Check out the Wild Things Babies Bib Set because let’s be honest, most babies are a bit of wild thing. Or the classic Orange Dino Babies Bib Set goes with any theme. The dinos and orange bones are as soft as they are cute. 

Baby Girl

You can’t go wrong with the Sugar Babies Bib Set. Babies are so sweet and wearing a sweet, ice cream bib will help remind the parents as they try to contain the baby spit up. Or the classy Les Fleurs Babies Bib Set is always such an elegant set. 

Team Green:

Gender reveal isn’t happening until birth? We’ve got you covered.  Apple Bottom Babies Bib Set is literal team green. And the classic mint in the Donut & Sprinkles Babies Bib Set makes it one of our most popular sets for a reason. 

baby boy laying on 2 quilted pillows

Option B: Quilted Pillow Covers

If you wanted to make more of a statement, then check out our Quilted Pillow Covers.  We’e got three designs in the Wild Things Set that are pretty universal.  The Wild Rumpus Quilted Pillow Cover fits a coastal themed nursery while the King of All Wild Things Pillow Cover fits a “woods-y” themed nursery.  Going fully custom is, of course, always an option. 

kids hanging on a tree branch with quilts acting like wild things

Option C: Baby Quilts

The creme de la creme- a handmade, modern baby quilt.  Looking for a modern baby girl quilt? Mischief of One Kind and Another is one of my favorites. Don’t forget to check out the fun backing, too. And just like the quilted pillow covers, going fully custom is an option. Fill out our Questionnaire, and we can start planning the perfect gift.

Option D: Gift Cards

All that said, if buying a gift is too overwhelming (I get it!), gift cards are really a perfectly appropriate gift, too. 

quilted making designs of a quilt at a desk

Thank you for being here. We are so honored to be part of this momentous time. 

 

xoxo, Casey

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Currently: October

By Casey Corey

Currently: October

October! One of my favorite months- my birthday is at the end of the month, it signals the start of the holiday season, I get to start planning holiday gifts (one of my favorite things), and did I mention birthday cake? Anyway, here’s what we’ve been up to:

Watching music videos.  We’re in between shows and I need a break before jumping into the next. Anyone else do that, too?

Wanting this taco outfit for Dylan. 

working at a desk designing quilts for the pout pout fish collection

Making plans for the next collection. I’m looking at you Pout Pout Fish. So excited, coming early 2021.  

rotary cutter and ruler on green fabric

Sewing a handmade quilt for a custom Christmas gift. Can’t wait to show you. Have a quilt in mind? Want to buy someone a custom quilt but not exactly sure what they’d like? Check out our new gift card option

Reading news headlines. Need a new, fun book to escape. 

Loving the cooler weather. We finally got some outdoor furniture and I’m so looking forward to enjoying some meals out there. 

baby on handmade baby quilt on a picnic by the water

Feeling hopeful. Don’t forget to vote. 

Thinking about the holiday handmade baby bibs. How much holiday fabric is too much?  

**A quick couple of reminders: (1) custom orders are open for the holidays. It does take about 6-8 weeks to make a quilt, so might want to start thinking about what kind of modern baby quilt works for your family.  Feel free to email me: casey@caseysheilaquilts.com; and (2) October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month, please take 15% off the whole rainbows & stars collection (Pink Rainbow Babies Bib Set, Stellar Rainbow Babies Bib Set, Golden Babies Bib Set, all the quilts, and quilted pillow covers- check here and here for some rainbow quilt and pillow ideas). Just use Rainbow15 at check out until October 31.

 

 Sending big, virtual hugs as always.  Xoxo.

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Baby Girl Llama Nursery Quilt

By Casey Corey

Baby Girl Llama Nursery Quilt

I had to make a baby girl flying geese quilt to balance out Dylan’s polar bear quilt. I saw this llama quilt and immediately knew this was it.  What’s not to adore? Lots of pinks, greens, whites, creams, yellows in cotton and linen.  It’s soft and textured, and everything you’re looking for in a quilt for your little one. 

 

baby girl quilt in front of Alhambra water tower

There are six fun blocks in this quilt. All of the arrows are solid colors: white, cream, pink, and green. The background fabrics are all patterned.  It's so fun to find a nice balance between all of the different fabric combinations. This modern baby quilt pattern really lets those combinations shine. 

close up on baby girl llama quilt

We were driving with both kids in the car the other day when we noticed these green doors on the historic Coral Gables water tower. The water tower was built by Coral Gables founder, George Merrick, in 1924 and was used until 1931 when Coral Gables began buying water from the City of Miami. Thee water tower was not an attractive structure so George Merrick commissioned a lighthouse exterior design to enclose the tower. Yep, it looks like a lighthouse but it’s landlocked and was certainly never used as one. It was a fun, historical lesson for the kids and plus, the green doors were a fun complement to the llama quilt. 

back and front of baby girl llama quilt

I love using a solid color for the binding on these quilts. The binding seams the front and back of the quilt. It’s the most understated part of the quilt. We machine stitch the top of the binding down and then hand sew the back with a matching cotton thread. When it’s well done, it subtly complements the top and back of the quilt.

baby girl llama quilt hanging on green door handle

Interested in this llama quilt? Interested in this quilt design, but looking for something other than llamas? Send me a message at casey@caseysheilaquilts.com. I can’t wait to create a beautiful heirloom for your family. 

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Polar Bear Quilt for Baby Boy's Nursery

By Casey Corey

Polar Bear Quilt for Baby Boy's Nursery

Dylan's quilt is finally finished! I designed his room around this hanging snowy trees picture from my mom's house. The picture has tall skinny brown trees covered in snow and a thick, dark wooden frame. Every time you look at it, you see and feel something different. It's lovely. From there, I added polar bears (a polar bear mobile & baby polar bear prints) and lots of blues and yellows. Naturally, his quilt needed to fit within this polar bear theme. 

blue, neutral, polar bear quilt fabric

I found a great polar bear fabric back in February but couldn't decide on a design for the front for a long time. Finally, I decided that his quilt's design should match his sister's (because sibling rivalry) flying geese quilt. And from there, the blues, yellows, golds, creams, and whites in cotton and linen fell quickly into place. 

flying geese cut ready to assemble into a quilt

I chose a striped white binding so from afar it looks like a simple, modern white that complements the 6 patterned fabrics on the front.  And up close, the white fabric has a lot of texture and lines. I love when you look at a quilt and find something new to admire each time (yes, just like the snowy trees). 

handstitched binding

We took the quilt's photos at the same place we took our wedding photos. It was so much fun to bring the kids and feel all the feels. The finished quilt is about 40" x 50". Like all of our products, its machine washable and gets that soft, textured look every time it comes out of the dryer. Can't wait for Dylan to use this quilt for years to come.

Quilt hanging on wall

baby boy sitting on his polar bear quilt outside

Looking for a one of a kind, handmade quilt to match a nursery? Custom orders are open for baby (40" x 40") and toddler sized (40" x 50") quilts. Send an email to casey@caseysheilaquilts.com.  Can't wait to work with you on your modern baby quilt

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Rainbow Baby Quilts

By Casey Corey

Baby with Rainbow Quilt

A client custom ordered a whole cloth modern baby quilt for each of her girls to take to pre-school. She wanted one side to be “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and the other side to be “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.” For her girly girl, we went with pink. And for the more wild sister: purple.  

Twin girl rainbows and stars quilt

For “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, we used a rainbow themed fabric. The pink rainbows have gold (of course) and mini repeating rainbows, while the purple rainbows are much larger.   And “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” uses the same celestial fabric for each quilt, one in pink and the other in grey.

Pink Rainbow Quilt with Stars

Large Pink Rainbow

Both quilts were hand bound with a coordinating striped fabric.

Close up on Binding on Rainbow and Star Quilt

And of course, we had to use a diamond pattern to quilt these 40” x 45” quilts together. We naturally used pink and purple cotton thread, respectively.

Gold Striped Fabric on Rainbow and Star Quilt

Purple Striped Fabric Binding on Rainbow and Stars Quilt

Starting pre-school can be scary and intimidating. Hopefully these soft, sweet rainbow and star quilts bring a little comfort in those first few days. We can’t wait to see the girls snuggling with their handmade baby quilts. 

Custom orders are open. Please send an email to casey@caseysheilaquilts.com to create yours.

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Honey Bear Quilt

By Casey Corey

Honey Bear Quilt

Our original Modern Flying Geese quilt: this quilt design was something I just couldn’t get out of my head.  I had these honey bears on the shelf and I knew they were perfect to bring a sweet babe some cuddles and security.  Once the quilt design and fabric were decided, the color way came together very quickly: neutrals, yellows, oranges, and red.  

quilt in front of greenery

The background cream on this quilt is a gorgeous linen. The linen varies the texture and adds such softness to white, yellow, orange, and red cottons.  

quilt hanging on crib in nursery

The binding on this quilt is a really fun orange with specks of gold and orange.  It is, of course, hand stitched for a smooth finish. 

honey bear heather ross fabric

But the star of the show? The honey bears.  They really put this quilt together- the perfect nap time quilt that brings your child comfort and safety.  This quilt is the toddler size: 40” x 50”.  Its big enough to grow with your babe, but not too big.  

quilt laying on sleeping toddler

Kids love routine and knowing what to expect.  When you’re able to provide them with the same quilt at every nap, they associate that quilt with a sense of peace and security.  The quilt eventually signals quiet, rest, and sweet dreams.  Or maybe it becomes the perfect quilt for building a fort to house all your babe’s baby dolls.  But that’s the magic of childhood, isn’t? It’s all up for grabs. 

The modern flying geese quilt is available in both the baby (40” x 40”) and toddler (40” x 50”) sizes at Casey Sheila Quilts.  The color scheme and fabrics are completely customizable.  We love to design quilts to match your babe’s lullaby, favorite bed time story, or nursery.  Send an email to casey@caseysheilaquilts.com.  We can’t wait to work with you. 

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