Quilts That Take the Snooze Out of Batting

B/Perrino Custom 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 seattle!

Snohomish Pumpkin Hurl & Medieval Faire

What: Tour the old-fashioned village, visit farm animals, and watch pumpkins fly through the air.
Why: Cooking and blacksmithing demos give kids a peek at the past.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Alexander Farm, Ebey Island, 43rd St. SE, at Ebey Island Rd., Everett. Adults and children, $5; under 5, free.

Orange Blossom Society Open House

What: Here’s your chance to learn about classes and meet the instructors (ages 1-10).
Why: Did we mention snacks?
When: Thurs., 4-6:30 p.m.
Where: 16715 NE 79th St., Redmond (425-883-2400). Free.

Mount Baker Day in the Park

What: Watch the parade and then treat her to rides and face painting.
Why: Bambinos get some color at the temporary tattoo station.
When: Sun., 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; parade, 10 a.m.
Where: Parade starts at Franklin High School, 3013 S. Mount Baker Blvd. (206-252-6150). Festival, Mount Baker Park, 2521 Lake Park Dr. S. (206-684-4075). Free.

Photo: Courtesy of B/Perrino

Alexander Farm
43rd Ave SE
@ Ebey Island Rd
Everett, WA 98205
Franklin High School
3013 S Mount Baker Blvd
Seattle, WA 98144
Mount Baker Park
2521 Lake Park Dr S
Seattle, WA 98144
16715 NE 79th St
Redmond, WA 98052