Quilts That Take the Snooze Out of Batting

B/Perrino Baby Quilts

b/perrino baby quilts!

Quilting is not your usual territory.

But thanks to B/Perrino Quilts, a collection of modern baby blankets that takes the prairie out of batting and cotton, you may discover you’ve got a bit of that pioneer spirit.

Artist Barbara Perrino’s coverlets turn the traditional art of quilting on its head with abstract designs and unexpected color combinations. The meticulously crafted blankets range from cozy and muted (hello, nap time) to modern and bright (the perfect showpiece for a nursery wall) and never seem like something from Grandma’s attic.

Each cuddly wrap is individually pieced and quilted, so no two are alike. Perrino has a few ready for purchase on Etsy, or you can ask her to make one just for your little snoozer.

That’s sew nice.

Available online at etsy.com, $110. For custom orders, email info@bperrino.com, $25 an hour. To see styles, go to bperrino.com.

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this week in dallas!

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
What: The animated show teaches tykes about the solar system.
Why: Your aspiring Armstrong will have his planets down.
When: Thru Nov. 27. Sat., 1 p.m.
Where: The Planetarium at the University of Texas Arlington, Chemistry Physics bldg., 700 Planetarium Pl., Arlington (817-272-1183). Adults, $6; children, $4.

Homestead Open House

What: Tour the Minor-Porter Log House and learn about early settlers.
Why: Find out what life was like before electricity.
When: Sat., noon-3 p.m.
Where: Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E. Jones St., Lewisville (972-219-7980). Adults and children, $5; under 6, free.

Addison Oktoberfest

What: Check out performances on the children’s stage, and then let them loose on rides.
Why: Apple strudel for her, deep-fried beer for you.
When: Thurs., 6-11 p.m.; Fri., 6 p.m.-midnight; Sat., noon-midnight; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle Dr. Adults and children, $5-$10; under 4, free.

Photo: Courtesy of B/Perrino

Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area
201 E Jones St
Lewisville, TX 75057
The Planetarium at University of Texas Arlington
700 Planetarium Pl
Chemistry Physics bldg
Arlington, TX 76010
Addison Circle Park
4970 Addison Circle Dr
Addison, TX 75001