Saturday, October 15, 2011

Lea's Quilt - VOILA!

I am on a creative high. Spending lots of time in my studio corner at home. Cutting, sewing and taking care of scraps. Scraps can actually be fun. I'll tell you about it later.

Today it is about this quilt. Lea's Quilt. Lea was born on the 17th of September this year. She is a cute little bundle that makes my hormones go crazy and when I look at her I just so so sooooo much want another little baby like that.

With innocent eyes staring into yours. It is pure love cutting through you like a knife without hurting. Unconditional love. I am fulfilled. Alive. Here. Now. Ahhh, babies are such a blessing... But naaaahhh, my baby journey is over. The best thing I have ever done for sure, but after holding a little cute bundle like this and sounding rediculous with funny baby talk for a while it feels good to be able to hand her over with a stinky butt and say. "Thanks for the coffee, I got to run. See you next time!". You know what I mean.

Lea's Quilt is made from 6 inch squares and measures 33 x 33 inches / 84 x 84 cm. I like it when a baby quilt is in this smaller size as it is more useful for a stroller, car seat in a cradle, basinet or similar.

It was the fabric with the small pink and red roses on that got me started. I got this fabric from Petra at the blog Popetotrora as an extra gift (LUCKY ME!) when I bought a piece of another gorgeous fabric form her not long ago. I wanted this rosy fabric so bad, but it was already sold and Petra was so kind to cut off a piece from the piece she had kept for herself. How generous is that? I will be forever in debt to you dear Petra. :D You should visit her blog, she is always on the go with something fun and crafty that she shares.

I backed the quilt with thick white flannel and quilted with diagonal lines. This makes the quilt very thin and soft. It also makes it extra crinkly after being washed and I kind of like that authentic quilt crinkle look. The binding is made from all the fabric in the quilt top and machine stitched on. Oh my, this quilt even get my hormones ooooozzzzing around. Why didn't I quilt when I had my babies so I could have covered the m up in a pretty quilt like this? Those feelings actually makes it even more fun to give this to little Lea and her mom Hanna. Congratulations and welcome to this world.

Kärlek
Annette

PS Can  you see that the light in my pictures are different? I sure can. That is autumn sunshine. Completely different... ANd actually quite hard to work with in a photo shoot.

9 comments:

  1. Oj vad du producerar gejer!!! Och oj vilket fint täcke.. Förstår vad du menar med att babyhormonerna sätter igång, men ändå ganska skönt att den tiden är över på något sätt..

    (jag ahr försökt lämna kommentarer flera gånger nu på din blogg men de försvinner liksom. Hoppas denna kommer fram nu)

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  2. Very nice Quilt!! So lovely children!
    Hugs crissi

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  3. It's just beautiful. Perfect color combo, the red, pink and blue.

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  4. Beautiful quilt, gorgeous in the autumnal light :)

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  5. My daughters birthday is also on 17th september,lovely quilt really pretty x

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  6. Hi Annette! Thank you so so much for your lovely comment on my quilt...you have been such an inspiration to me as your quilts always have a lovely fresh look to them. I have some crochet projects to finish but I then intend to start another quilt....already have the fabric!!! xxx

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  7. Beautiful, I love this quilts. The fabrics are darling.

    S x

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  8. What a beautiful quilt...it will be loved for years I am sure!

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  9. Its a lovely quilt Annette,so pretty!
    Gill xx

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Kärlek
Annette

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