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Melissa Burke  Sewing and knitting in beautiful Capitola, CA. If interested, my personal account is @mburke421.

I can finally share the baby quilts I made for my beautiful niece who is expecting identical twin boys. I used the crib sheets she selected for the backing fabric.

I’m cute and I know it. Want to follow along as I learn and grow? Head over to @rowendoodle

I’ve been MIA around here of late, and here’s why! My beautiful grandson was born on Monday, June 11 and he is everything. My heart is bursting with love for this new member of our family.

If you have not yet made a braided bowl, you’re missing out on a lot of fun and a way to use up your fabric scraps. I loved being able to use the leftover fabric from the baby quilt I made for my grandson (making his appearance next month) to make something useful. @megannielsenpatterns has a great tutorial on YouTube.

I absolutely adore my #valettatop by @blankslatepatterns. The fabric is yummy @cottonandsteel rayon from @harts_fabric and is perfect for this pattern.
I don’t know why I haven’t seen more Valettas popping up on IG, because it’s so good! It went together in two afternoons (including cutting and making the tassels). The only modification I made was to leave the sleeves loose and I love them this way.

Finally getting around to posting pictures of my second “sweatshirt” #driftlesscardigan that I finished a couple of weeks ago. This extremely soft french terry knit is from @raspberrycreekfabrics.

Best rendition of happy birthday. Ever.

Knitting my first pair of toe-up socks and I’m hooked. Bye bye #kitchenerstitch. Check out @letesknits for this meaningful pattern. #morgunsocks

I made something! This is the #jellyrollrug by @romaquilts and boy do I love it. The fabric is #ahoymehearties by @janeteclare for @modafabrics. Swipe left for a close up. Jelly roll from @fatquartershop

My beautiful mother left this earth last night. A sunset on earth. A sunrise in heaven. 💔

The #joyjacketpattern is releasing Monday! Would you like a chance to win the pattern before you can buy it? Head over to @chalkandnotch’s feed to enter. I was a lucky tester for this jacket and I love it so much. I’m already planning my second jacket. @harts_fabric

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