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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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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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Currently: August

By Casey Corey

Currently: August

It’s mid-August already. Still hot, hot, hot but we’ve been cranking up the a/c and when we go outside, we usually end up in the pool or playing with the kids’ water table.  Here’s what else we’ve been up to: 

Watching Friday Night Lights. Yes, I finally finished Gilmore Girls. It was a sad day, but here we are: clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose. 

Wanting some Crispy Cups. Except I eat the whole box in 3 days, so I have to limit how my purchases. But also, Alice likes them, too. 

Making rosemary bread. Brian attempted the first loaf and it didn’t rise. Hoping loaf #2 fares better. 

polar bear fabric for quilt

Sewing a traditional flying geese quilt for Dylan. His nursery is arctic themed. He has these two really cute polar bear prints hanging near his crib and I knew I wanted polar bear fabric for the backing, but I had no idea what to do for the top. And then I decided he needed the same pattern that Alice had on top, and it all came together pretty quickly after that. Hopefully I’ll be able to finish his quilted pillow before he turns 2. 

Reading nothing.  I do have How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen on deck. 

Loving mango popsicles. Alice asked for one and I said no. I have no idea why she has trouble sharing her toys.

birthday girl blowing out her candlesbirthday boy eating his cupcake

Feeling all the feels.  My babies turned 3 and 1 this month.  Dylan was super into the frosting on his cupcakes and Alice was super into the gifts.  

Thinking up a new half square quilt design to go with the upcoming Heather Ross Malibu fabric collection. I want every single fabric in that collection. 

 Sending big, virtual hugs as always.  Xoxo.

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