Jenni

I'm a fabric designer who loves to bake! I love imagery! Prints, patterns, textiles, fine art, photography...you name it. I love antiques and almost anything vintage. Music lover, collector of 50's 60's Rock n roll / Girl Group records.

Recent Posts by Jenni

    My quilt by Jenni Calo

    One of my closest friends in New York is having a baby and this was the perfect opportunity to make up a baby quilt for her.  I am still such a novice at quilting, but really wanted to make her something that came from the heart and that she can keep for a long time. Also I was super excited to make her something using my latest collection Ella’s Wishes.

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    Pumpkin Time! Embroidery by Jenni

    Of course when there was an opportunity to work on an embroidery project, I gladly took it on. I really do love to embroider, it’s just calming and fun.  I chose this cute Pumpkin Time! pattern because I thought it would make for a great holiday decoration in my house when it came time to decorate for Halloween.

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    Block Party – The Modern Quilting Bee book blog tour and giveaway!

    This contest is now closed.  Thank you to everyone who participated!  To find out who won, click here: WINNERS. Lucky me!  I get to blog about a really cool book, Block Party - The Modern Quilting Bee by Alissa Haight Carlton & Kristen Lejnieks. I’m a pretty modern girl with a real attraction to both new and old.  To me, this book epitomizes just that.  The modern designs and fabrics mixed with the old traditional concept of a quilting bee.  Block Party takes you on a quilting bee journey; learning about a variety of traditional blocks and techniques in a fresh and modern way and learning about how an online community of quilters make up a modern day quilting bee.  If you’ve ever wanted to make a cool and modern quilt, this book is for you, it’s a great source of inspiration!  And if you’ve ever wanted to share your love of quilting with others, this is a great guidebook on how a bee works and how to get a bee started!  One of my favorite aspects in learning about the bee is how the designers would send off packets to the other members, giving guidelines (but not word-for-word directions) and letting each bee member use their own creativity.  The end result is a fun and unique combination of all involved.

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    Jenni’s project: youth Quilt & Pillow.

    I chose to make the Quilt As You Go Coin’s Pattern, from our free downloads.  I wanted to make my friends’ 3 year old son Anton a quilt.  When I saw Teri’s version, I thought it was so adorable.  Since I’m still slowly getting back into making things, I wanted to make a blanket, but didn’t want to be too overly ambitious. 

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    Win this Sampler! Flying Geese Quilted Pillow!

    THIS CONTEST IS NOW OVER I’m very VERY new to quilting, but I decided to make my friends daughter (practically my niece) a pillow for her birthday. I was a bit ambitious with my first project, but I think it turned out rather cute. I used a flying geese block that I pulled from the Jitterbug quilt in Layer Cake, Jelly Roll and Charm Quilts by Pam & Nicky Lintott, which you can get here at Connecting Threads. I ...

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