Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Handmade gift for a new baby

This is the first time I've ever made something as a gift for a baby (for anyone for that matter!).

This adorable baby's mother and I have been friend's since kindergarten, (that's a long time now). Over the last 7 or so years my friend has been through some terrible trials and tribulations. When she told me she was pregnant with another girl I was so happy for her and knew I wanted to make a quilt for the baby.







I used a Lily and Will charm square pack. I placed all of the squares out in an order that I was relatively happy with. I had no idea whether I was going to just bind or add a border. Clearly I decided on this gorgeous fabric (name unknown...but its new at Amitie). The binding is just a chocolate brown and cream stripe.



Its not a cot quilt size - more like a pram/floor quilt.




The backing fabric was purchased from Spotlight. I think it ties in with the Lily and Will fabric quite well. Bunnies and so forth........



I'm a huge handquilting fan............so portable. Especially once all the kids are in bed - its so easy to get out and put away again.








I was trying to capture the little bunny on the chocolate fabric - can you see it? Its so cute!

Well this gift is heading to its new owner tomorrow morning and I can't wait for cuddles.

On another note....I was lucky enough (after a week solo parenting the three kids and a little one with croup) to spend two days when hubby returned attending a machine quilting course at Amitie. It was so much fun and finally I am getting to use my new sewing machine.

Anyway, happy stitching everyone........

Susie


7 comments:

Julie said...

Such a sweet quilt, I love the colors!

rosie said...

That is a beautiful little quilt.. I am so in love with your hand quilting... I wish I could do it like that....

Kathy said...

Lovely choice of colors - the chocolates, blues and pinks work so well together. Well done you for your hand quilting - It really suits the project. I have a simple quilt in mind to practice it myself.

Kate said...

Hi Susie..Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me such a lovely message...I love your baby quilt.Its gorgeous...I am sure you friend will be thrilled to bits with it..Your hand quilting is lovely...Happy Days..Kate xx

Fiona@BubzRugz said...

I love these fabrics... perfect for a baby quilt.... great admiration for your hand quilting....
Hugz

Leanne said...

What a lovely quilt I love that fabric range. Hand made gifts are the best ...... made with love is what I say.

Pepe said...

Oh! So sweety!