Sammy’s Quilt

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?

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11 Responses

  1. Sarah, the quilt is gorgeous! I am so impressed. Sammy will have it and love it forever. So, what’s your next project? Want to join the clamshell madness?

  2. Another beautiful quilt from you!
    (I’m working on a baby quilt with some circles too! That foil method is pretty clever. I did mine with freezer paper. But I love the fact that you can reuse the foil!)

  3. beautiful quilt! Was Henry Gale anywhere in the vicinity?

  4. I love this quilt! And, the rolling baby, too!

  5. Beautiful quilt! I love the colors. And Sammy is a little cutie pie too.
    Jaclyn

  6. Great story, Sarah…..I think circles are hot right now.

  7. So cute!…the baby and the quilt! 🙂

  8. Love love love this quilt! Thank you so much sister, I couldn’t have ever dreamed it would be this beautiful! You are so talented- an instant heirloom! Love you!

  9. lovely, lovely quilt. nice job!

  10. so gorgeous! love the rolling shot. your camera is great!!

  11. This is so pretty – and the lil roly poly is gorgeous himself!

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