Thursday, May 26, 2011

Susanna's Quilt

The lovely Susanna is now one month old...it really is crazy how fast time flies. To be honest, I just adore this little girl. And so do her big sister and brother.

Sweet Susanna!

I did actually make her a quilt before she was born. Before we found out that she was a little girl. It is pretty gender neutral. In some ways, I wish I could go back in time and make it a little more feminine. It would have been a great excuse to actually cut into my HR Far Far Away. Anyway, here it is...

Susanna's Quilt

I started collecting blue/aqua and yellow fabrics as soon as I found out I was pregnant. Let's just say that this part of my stash is now overflowing. I decided to make a very simple quilt as my pregnancy brain couldn't handle much more. Each block has a fussy cut centre of some of my favourite fabrics.

My favourite block


I backed the quilt with a cozy Robert Kaufman flannel. I bought it at our local LQS and it cost me an arm and a leg. (No really, it was tres, tres cher...). But it was worth it. It is so, so, so cozy.

Flannel backing

I just quilted it with simple diagonal straight lines. At first I was disappointed that I cut through the centre of each square with my quilting lines...wasn't there a reason that I fussy cut all of those centres??? but now that it is done and washed, I've come to terms with it and I'm pretty happy.

1 month old already!      


And now just a bit of housekeeping...you may have noticed that this blog was pretty silent during the SMS Give-away Day (the first I've missed since I started this blog). I decided not to participate this time around, but I will have a give-away very soon. Any suggestions on what you'd like to win? 

Happy Thursday!

13 comments:

Poppyprint said...

She's adorable and I just love her quilt. I bet the flannel is luscious! I opted out of giveaway day too. I decided I like having giveaways for my followers, not people cruising the net for freebies. The last few times I've given stuff away, people I've never heard of won and I haven't heard from them since, either!

Enjoy those squishy baby cuddles. I can almost remember that feeling of a baby all blissed out, completely molded into my shoulder.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

The cutey pie baby makes that wonderful quilt. I love the squishy little cheekers!

~Michelle~ said...

She's such a cutie Barb!

Kimberly said...

Lovely little girl! Congrats on the little one!

Elsa said...

beautiful baby, amazing how fast they grow! and lovely quilt!

Victoria Paige @ Boutique Uniquely said...

She is just a doll and her quilt is so sweet.

My daughter is almost 6 months old - Hard to believe. It goes too fast.

myredbike said...

Susanna looks beautiful on her lovely quilt! What a great colour scheme!

felicity said...

Susanna is beautiful and so is her quilt! I skipped Giveaway Day, too.

Marianne said...

Congratulations on the birth of your daughter, she is beautiful. The quilt is pretty too!

domoshar said...

Congrats on your beautiful girl! She is happy with a quilter a hug away :)
Love the style, crispness and texture in this beauty!

Rhonda said...

beautiful quilt and an adorable little girl!

Darci said...

This is such a great quilt! She is sooo cute on it too. You can always make her another one with her FFA I have made my girls so many quilts and they use all of them you can never have to many :)

Carli- A Modern Quilter said...

I just love these colors. They are so soft, yet not the faded pastel stuff.
Good job, fellow northerner!