This is my new nephew, Sammy’s quilt. My sister and I picked out the fabrics together, and she knew she wanted something with a circular theme. I used Anna Marie Horner’s method for making the circles, which worked excellently (although tedious!). The background fabric is a Kona cotton in white. I made a scrappy binding using three of the darker of the fabrics in the quilt. I quilted this one with 2 simple straight lines parallel to the block borders. I quilted through the quilt front and batting layer, and then added a minky backing afterwards.
Funny story, I really wanted to get a picture of Sammy with the quilt, and since we were in my sister’s backyard, I thought we could just put the quilt down on the (very slightly) sloped grass and set Sammy there. Well, turns out the slope was a little too much for a 5 week old! Little Sammy did 2 slow-motion rolls down the hill before mommy grabbed him up. We were in stitches though…the sight of it was just too funny! I happened to snap this picture as he did his first roll (I don’t think he woke up at all!):
Later that day we had a little photo shoot which, I’m sure you can tell, Sammy loved!
I like to think he’s waving ‘hi’ here:
You can probably see this in the pictures above, but here’s a close-up of Sammy’s quilt label (handsewn to the minky back):
Sasa is the nickname my brother gave me when I was little and it has kind of always stuck! Funny coincidence, my brother ended up marrying his lovely wife, Emily, who has always called her grandma, Sasa. Random, huh?