First finished quilt of 2009

I started this very simple baby quilt a while back in 2008, but I just finished it, so I’m counting it as #1 for 2009!

Ladybug Baby Quilt

The little baby girl who this was made for, was born a couple of weeks ago at only 29 weeks due to risk to the mother’s health.  Luckily the doctors say that all will be ok for both Mom & daughter.  The planned shower is still happening this coming weekend so I hope that the mother likes the quilt.

They are doing their nursery in a ladybug theme so I picked up this cute Flutterby fabric that has little ladybugs all over it and I’m calling it the Ladybug Baby Quilt.  I know, not so creative. I have a hard time coming up with names for my quilts…

Ladybug Baby Quilt detail

Ladybug Baby Quilt detail

I also did a simple pieced back with the same fabric:

Ladybug Baby Quilt back

And one of my usual embroidered labels.

Ladybug Baby Quilt label

I do so enjoy sitting and stitching these while I watch a tv show or two. My husband and I are on a binge of The Wire these days. I had never seen even one episode before and oh it is so good!

Otherwise, I’m feeling like I’ve been getting tons of sewing done so far this year. I’m motivated these days… it’s great and I hope it lasts!

I hope you’re all feeling the same way! Back to the sewing room I go…

23 Responses to “First finished quilt of 2009”

  1. MichelleB January 12, 2009 at 1:13 pm #

    It is lovely! That is one lucky baby (good to hear she is doing well). I, too, have problems naming my quilts. So I usually don’t! Good for you for just doing it.

  2. Kama January 12, 2009 at 1:55 pm #

    That is very sweet! I am making my very first quilt and it’s for my son who is 3 months old. I’m taking a class and can’t wait to finish it! I see you did free motion. What type of machine do you have?? I have that capability on my Brother, I just don’t know if I want to try that on my first quilt. What do you recommend?

  3. Cami January 12, 2009 at 2:14 pm #

    It is gorgeous! And I love your tag. SInce I learned to embroider, that is my new favorite way to make tags.

  4. jacquie January 12, 2009 at 2:18 pm #

    i love your label…i don’t remember seeing that before. fun quilt…love the ladybugs!

  5. Jeanine January 12, 2009 at 2:31 pm #

    Awesome as usual. You have quite an eye for fabric selections/colors.

  6. Carrie January 12, 2009 at 2:58 pm #

    Oh, I think they’ll love it. Glad they are doing well.

  7. Abby January 12, 2009 at 3:57 pm #

    Another embroidery label! Excellent! And I think your finish totally counts for 2009 – my first finish spanned the years as well ;) It’s bound to happen….Looks amazing!

  8. Jane January 12, 2009 at 4:55 pm #

    Stunning!! Just.So.Beautiful.

  9. Jackie January 12, 2009 at 5:57 pm #

    The quilt is simply beautiful. It is simple and lovely. They will certainly enjoy it for their baby. I hope the baby grows strong and comes home soon. I love your label.

  10. Amy @ parkcitygirl January 12, 2009 at 10:00 pm #

    Love the decision you made to go with the red :) It’s beautiful!

  11. Janis January 13, 2009 at 4:53 am #

    This is just charming! I like the light delicate feel to it — and how perfect are those ladybugs?!

  12. Jackie January 13, 2009 at 6:17 am #

    Cute baby quilt!

  13. amandajean January 13, 2009 at 7:35 am #

    very very cute! LOVE your label!!!

  14. anina January 13, 2009 at 9:21 am #

    So cute!

  15. sillydreamer January 13, 2009 at 2:22 pm #

    As always, cute beyond words!!!

  16. katie January 13, 2009 at 4:53 pm #

    stunning. the fabrics are beautiful!

  17. Connie W January 13, 2009 at 5:00 pm #

    It’s a beautiful quilt! Congrats on a finish!

  18. erica January 13, 2009 at 5:07 pm #

    Congratulations! It is truly a sweetheart of a quilt!

  19. Ariane January 13, 2009 at 6:11 pm #

    Great quilt for a baby. I do like the hand done labels, really makes the quilt unique!

  20. Michelle January 14, 2009 at 12:52 pm #

    Looks great!

  21. Emily January 15, 2009 at 4:17 pm #

    Such an adorable baby quilt! A great start to your new year. I am new to ‘blogging’, but I love reading your blog. Thanks!

  22. Kerry January 17, 2009 at 11:42 am #

    Looks beautiful! What a great start to the new year!

  23. Phyllis January 18, 2009 at 7:49 am #

    That is a very sweet quilt. I was super motivated from October thru December. I kind of fell of the wagon and am trying to get back on. :)

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