Today we want to spotlight one of the talented designers from our latest FaveQuilts eBook, Shana Kreikemeier!
Shana blogs at Needyl, where she writes about knitting, quilting, and various other DIY projects she takes on. She has also published an impressive collection of knitting patterns and baby quilt patterns that are available free on her blog. Shana especially loves designing patterns for babies; who can resist a snuggly crib quilt or a pair of knit baby booties?
We’re especially fond of Shana’s baby quilt patterns because of their clever quirkiness. Her Tetris Baby Quilt Pattern is a throwback to early computer games, and her Archipelago Baby Quilt is an inventive interpretation of geography in patchwork.
It’s Shana’s adorable, creative, and well-written patterns that led us to feature her in our latest free FaveQuilts eBook, 14 Easy Baby Quilt Patterns for Boys and Girls. Shana contributed four of her awesome patterns to this collection of simple baby quilt tutorials. We selected some of Shana’s easiest, cutest quilt patterns for this free eBook. You’ll find her Tetris Baby Quilt Pattern and Archipelago Baby Quilt included in our chapter of Baby Boy Quilt Patterns (although you can easily make these patterns for little girls, as well). Her playful quilts featured in our Animal Quilts section use fun prints of sea creatures in Gavin’s Marine Life Quilt and monkeys in the Simple Monkey Baby Quilt.
Shana’s featured baby quilt patterns use simple square patchwork designs to create adorable and unique patterns without any complex piecework. Even a beginning quilter can make Shana’s clever quilt patterns without too much trouble.
When Shana isn’t designing baby quilts and knitting patterns, she likes to cook, crochet, and tackle other diy projects. She also enjoys playing with her dachshund Pico when she can spare some time from her crafty endeavors!