The awesome Big Blue Whale was made in 2016 by Caitlyn Paige Baxter, age 7, with help from her mom Tiffany Baxter. It was exhibited on The Quilt Show set by Amy Milne of the Quilt Alliance. The quilt measures 47" x 53".

The whale in Big Blue Whale is adapted from Elizabeth Hartman's Preppy Pod pattern, and the quilt was made using the Michael Miller Challenge fabrics. Big Blue Whale received the 2nd place ribbon at the Modern Quilt Guild's QuiltCon 2017, in the Youth Category.  

Below is Caitlyn's Artist Statement as written in the fall of 2016.
"The Michael Miller Luxe fabric made me think of water and water made me think of ocean animals and the first ocean animal that came to me was a whale because I like whales.  We thought of the diamond shapes for the spout because the fabric has diamonds on it.  I stitched all of it, and my mom helped me cut and pin the pieces.  Mommy helped me quilt it, and she also helped me with the binding.  I used Luxe Tumble Blocks, Fog, Luna, Midnight, and Magic Folk.  The whale is from the Preppy Pod pattern by Elizabeth Hartman."
Learn more about quilting with kids from Amy in Show 2509.








BigBlueWhalebyCaitlynPaigeBaxter - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

BigBlueWhalebyCaitlynPaigeBaxter - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

BigBlueWhalebyCaitlynPaigeBaxter - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

BigBlueWhalebyCaitlynPaigeBaxter - 35 Pieces Rotating

BigBlueWhalebyCaitlynPaigeBaxter - 100 Pieces Rotating

BigBlueWhalebyCaitlynPaigeBaxter - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis


Here's a beautiful block from this week's game. Wouldn't this make a wonderful quilt? Play the game and find out its name.

When you are playing the game, if you get the wrong answer, the correct answer is highlighted in green.


Pink Oyster Mushrooms was juried into the 10th and final Dinner at Eight exhibit. You can learn all about the quilt at Sarah Ann's website, click here.

Watch Sarah in Show 2508.

PinkOysterMushroomsbySarahAnnSmith - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

PinkOysterMushroomsbySarahAnnSmith - 96 Pieces Non-Rotating

PinkOysterMushroomsbySarahAnnSmith - 299 Pieces Non-Rotating

PinkOysterMushroomsbySarahAnnSmith - 35 Pieces Rotating

PinkOysterMushroomsbySarahAnnSmith - 96 Pieces Rotating

PinkOysterMushroomsbySarahAnnSmith - 299 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis


Descended from the Stars is atypical for Sarah Ann. It is a labyrinth quilt and draws in the viewer to have them reflect on their life's journey.

Learn the whole story from Sarah Ann in Show 2508.

DescendedfromtheStarsbySarahAnnSmith - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

DescendedfromtheStarsbySarahAnnSmith - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

DescendedfromtheStarsbySarahAnnSmith - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

DescendedfromtheStarsbySarahAnnSmith - 36 Pieces Rotating

DescendedfromtheStarsbySarahAnnSmith - 100 Pieces Rotating

DescendedfromtheStarsbySarahAnnSmith - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis


Here's a fun block from this week's game. Looks like it has lots of little pieces. Do you know what it's called? Play the game and find out.



Here's a fun block from this week's game. Looks like it has lots of little pieces. Do you know what it's called? Play the game and find out.


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