Friday, February 5, 2016

Miss C's Quilt










My heart is full. Pretty Checkerboard quilt is complete and today reached the person it was lovingly made for. There is something very special about choosing fabrics and design with a brand new person in mind. This gorgeous little girl already has the use of a small baby quilt - the very first quilt I ever made - which was sewn for one of her cousins. For this reason I made a larger quilt with a view to it lasting her many years. The last photo, taken today (sent to me via text), looks like the beginning of a beautiful quilt story.


Quit details: Keeping to a soft pink and green colour scheme, I selected many favourites from my treasured fabrics, with a sprinkling of organic fabrics. The backing fabric is called Patio Lights from Tamara Kate's Flight Patterns collection. The batting is Hobb's Organic Cotton batting from Texas. Quilting in the ditch along each seam line. I used Rita Hodge's checkerboard quilt tutorial, cutting fabrics into strips of 3"x13". Following Rita's directions this yields finished squares of 2 1/2" with each 4x4 block being 10" square. With six rows of four blocks each, the finished quilts measures approximately 40" x 60". 

27 comments:

Erica Sta said...

Gratulation... This quilt looks wonderful again. And a sweet baby on it.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a lovely quilt for this little new sweet person. Love the photo.

Have a nice weekend ~ FlowerLady

s.c said...

Nice to know that your quilts are in good use.

✿ chica said...

Lindo e muito alegre! bjs, chica e ótimo fds!

SarahZ said...

Oh my, Karen! The quilt finished up beautifully, and for such a precious little sweetheart! :)

the momma said...

Beautiful!!

Fun60 said...

The baby looks so cosy on the quilt. What a beautiful present.

Liz said...

What a gorgeous quilt! I am sure Miss C will love it!

Giga said...

Cute little ice sculptures are the branches. Regards.

Elise Lea said...

What a gorgeous quilt! The colors are so lovely and I just adore the backing fabric you used!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Giga these are beautiful little flowers called Abelia, blooming through our summer heat. Abelia belongs to the honeysuckle family. However they do look as pretty as ice.

Barb said...

I love the colors and patterns on the quilt. The baby looks quite comfortable. I think she approves!

Cary said...

The quilt is beautiful, but what an adorable little girl! She looks quite content on this beautiful quilt.

Michelle said...

Not only is your work so beautiful, but obviously so well thought out.

Lisa Gordon said...

Karen, this is so beautiful, and oh my goodness, Miss C is just precious.

Julie said...

What an absolutely beautiful quilt, feminine inc colour, but not little girly. I love it. I have some of that backing fabric too - must get it out and use it!!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Oh do Julie - it’s so beautifully soft too! Tamara Kate has a newly released collection, called Nature Walk, which I understand is also soft in the hand and has similar watercolour design features.

Susan said...

A perfect match!

christine said...

I'm starting my day here in the US a bit early but slowly. It is going to be a total (well almost!) quilting day. I'm sitting I bed reading a few blogs and smile when I see you've posted one. It always is a treat. And of course, I'm smiling as I read it. A cute quilt for a sweet new baby, mention of your first quilt still in use. AND I'm sitting under a quilt that has the same fabric in it as you put on the back. I snapped a picture to add to this comment but then I realized I can't do that...or at least I don't know how to do that.

Filip and Kristel said...

The baby girl seems to like it.

Greetings,
Filip

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Hi Christine, it is now early Sunday morning here and yours is the first email I read for the day. :) What a beautiful way to start my day. I can imagine you snuggled under a warm quilt made with some of these same fabrics and there’s a greater sense of connection. I hope your day of sewing has been progressing well! I guess you could always send a photo by email if you wanted to - piecesofcontentment(at)gmail(dot)com I can only imagine yours must be a beautiful quilt.
:)
Karen

pandchintz said...

How gorgeous!

CountryMum said...

Ohh Karen this quilt is absolutely beautiful, something that I'm sure will be treasured as this cute little lass grows up.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

You can't beat the last photo for knowing your quilt is special and loved. With such a wee little thing resting there the quilt seems huge. I was surprised to see it's just 40 x 40. So pretty . . . both baby and quilt.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

I was thrilled to receive the photo with Baby C, as you can imagine. Yes, the quilt does look larger than 40 x 60 in the photo. Baby C is very small - she is only a few weeks old, was born several weeks early and is very petite.

Jeanne said...

Such a gorgeous quilt, and Karen I am still thinking of getting one of your quilts in the future as they are so lovely. hope you are well and that everything is improving. Thank you for stopping by, and I am recovering slowly. These two big surgeries have taken awhile to recover from, but I am finally well on the way. Best to you!

Kim said...

What a gorgeous quilt dancing with pretty pattern and colour...AND...how sweet is the baby asleep upon it.

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