Sunday, March 15, 2015


Today was the day to congratulate my friends Samantha and Matt on the upcoming arrival of their daughter, Amelia.  A wonderful time was had by all.  I was asked to cater the brunch, and of course I said yes!  I think a lot of us quilters enjoy cooking also, don't you?

Here are few photos from today's Baby Shower.

Samantha was thrilled to see this banner I had made for the shower, and for her nursery.

Here is the spread, the cookies are by "Sweet Treats -STL".

Let's take a closer look, shall we?

The mommy to be requested my artichoke dip at the top with pita chips.
Another friend brought the veggie tray.

The main dish was this Roasted Salmon Nicoise Platter.
This is an Ina Garten (The Barefoot Contessa) recipe you can find HERE.
Omit the lemon juice as Ina does not use it in her video, and it makes it too thin for marinating the salmon.  This is always a real crowd pleaser.

Bow tie Pasta Salad

Waldorf Chicken Salad

And my Aunt Mae's Popular Punch.

Thanks for indulging me with a little non-quilty items.

So, Samantha is making a face here because her gift was double wrapped......
you can't get to your gift that easily! LOL

Reading the label.....

Always label, and always give credit where credit is due!

Mom and Auntie had to sneak a peek too........hey......turn it around!!!!! LOL

I believe the mom and dad to be are very happy with their baby girl's quilt.
I loved being able to make and give this to them.
Congratulations Matt and Samantha!

In other news........
I was able to see "The Phantom of the Opera" with my sister and niece at 
This is a St. Louis landmark, and it was about my 4th or 5th time to see this musical.
Sets and staging were beyond incredible for this tour!

And, this is about all of the sewing that got done this week 
between all of the other business!
I am excited to be able to share this extremely scrappy quilt during my presentations this year.

Spring is here!
Happy Quilting!
Happy Cooking!
Happy to be alive!
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Kevin the Quilter


  1. Well, you are a man of many talents indeed, Kevin! Totally pinning that Roasted Salmon Nicoise Platter (gluten-free and dairy-free, yay!) Did you use the anchovies? I can't say I've ever made anything with them. Such a great baby quilt too!

  2. What a great spread, yummm and a lovely quilt! Such a lucky baby. Love your 'bear paw' blocks. Will it become a quilt, I love the scrappy look, inspiration for another one for me to start. Thanks Kevin.

  3. Oh, so sorry I missed the party - what great yummy things to be had. Precious baby quilt and the new R/W/B bear paws looks interesting.

  4. Whoa Kevin! Check out those perfect Hst's! I'm impressed! The baby quilt is beautiful, you did such a nice job, perfect colors too!!

  5. What a beautiful quilt and the food! From the looks of Aunt Mae's popular punch, it is well deserving of the title.

  6. Yummy! You made me hungry! And Phantom at The Fox! I'm jealous!!! What a fabulous gift for Baby Amelia, and Mom and Dad too. It is beautiful. And I know it will be cherished for generations to come! Great preview of your blocks too. Can't wait to see how you use them!

  7. Your baby shower spread looked yummy and so pretty with how it was displayed. Amelia's quilt is darling and the perfect color, I might add. lol Those bear paws are looking awesome. I know this will be another show stopper when you get it finished.

  8. Oh, I want to come to a party at your house!!! The food looks fabulous and the bunting and quilt were fabulous!!! Do you ever make quilts for yourself??

  9. How fun! And what a beautiful quilt! The food is amazing! I don't like to cook, but I absolutely love to bake :)

  10. How fun! And what a beautiful quilt! The food is amazing! I don't like to cook, but I absolutely love to bake :)

  11. Wow on that spread! YUMMY!!! Your quilt came out yummy too! You take such great photos. The banner is quite cute. We got our first robin of spring here in Ohio on Saturday. My chickens are now free-ranging in brown grass -- much better than a shoveled path through the snow.

  12. Kevin Cooks! Beautiful quilt, too. Don't you love it when the chandelier swings down? Surprises me every time!

  13. Wow Kevin, what a beautiful spread awesome quilt! Everything looks wonderful! Great photo from the show also!

  14. Loved your baby quilt and good work on the new 'bear paws'? squares - looking forward to seeing that one finished :)

  15. You sure know how to put a baby shower together. The food spread all looked scrumptious!!! The baby quilt is wonderful! Love the bear paw block in a scrappy look too. Always so nice to visit your blog to see what you are to!!

  16. Wow Kevin! You sure know how to throw a party! Everything looks soooo delicious! Great baby quilt too. Love that scrappy bear paw.

  17. I love the baby quilt you made...just beautiful. The Phantom was indeed fabulous, wasn't it? I agree the staging, set and costumes were absolutely incredible.

  18. That dip looks wonderful! All of it looks great, including the happy parents to be. Great quilt for the baby (and the banner).

  19. Wow! That quilt is so gorgeous...what a treasure for the new baby and her parents! Love it. You cook too??? Nice! Everything looks delicious! I'm curious about the bear paws too. :)

  20. So pretty! I love the color scheme for Amelia's quilt, and the banner is over the top cute, Kevin. :D

  21. Smart! Handsome! and Talented! He cooks too! VERY impressive. Where's the artichoke dip recipe?? Love the baby quilt! But my favorite are the bears paws blocks!! They are fabulous!!

  22. Looks like a wonderful baby shower! How you get so much done always amazes me.

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