Wednesday, June 8, 2011

So. Sweet. Sophie.

No sweeter finish for me than this...
Sophia Annabelle
Born: June 1, 2011
7lb. 2oz, 19in.

When my neice, Erica, first told me the name she and Brian had chosen for their little baby girl was Sophia, I thought it was so pretty, so original, so vintage.  I decided the quilt I would make for Sophie should reflect that vintage feel.  I found this pattern, called Baby's Little Goslings, in a book I'd picked up a while ago knowing someday it would be perfect for a very special baby. 

Instead of more contemporary pastels, I decided to go with the dotted fabric from Fig Tree I'd been holding onto for just the right moment.  The soft creamy, peachy, orange florals surrounding the dotted flying geese was also used for the backing.
Since I always name my quilts, this one became "So Sweet Sophie" and I created a label (that was not yet sewn on during my photo shoot) in keeping with the vintage theme. You can click the pic for a close up.
But my very favorite part of this quilt is the prairie point border.  Partly because I've been wanting to try something with prairie points, but mostly because I think it's the perfect finish as a reflection of the larger flying geese blocks.
For my non-quilting friends, prairie points are those little folded triangles around the edge. 
(I like folding fabric just as much as folding paper...fabric origami.)

I had such a fun time photographing the final project, hence
 the So Sweet Sophie parade that follows:

Now it's all washed, warm and comfy...ready to be delivered this weekend to
So Sweet Sophie

Thanks for all your interest and comments throughout this process.
It's so nice to be able to share such sweetness.


Naturally Carol said...

Oh so sweet! Sophia is starting life off well with a doting aunt who makes georgeous quilts for her!

Sheila said...

Wendy it is gorgeous , a perfect gift for a little girl named Sophia! I also have a granddaughter Sophia , I love that name . Great job!!!

Kathryn D. Duke said...

really like your label and LOVE the prairie points!!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

The quilt is gorgeous! The label you created is perfect and so cute :) Congratulations on a marvelous finish!!

Faith S. said...

Wow, just wow. It is soooo beautiful, as I knew it would be of course. But, just wow. It is just absolutely beautiful girlfriend, you ARE amazing. I am so glad you created this blog so I can see your quilts (and you)!

Love ya,

Shannon said...

Just wonderful!! I love everything about it. The prairy points really add to the quilt. Great job!! She will love it for a long time.

Christie describeHappy said...

It came out incredible!! It's the first time I've seen prairie points and have to say it's love at first sight. It gives the edge such a neat texture and look... plus that awesome pop of color. I'll have to do a little looking to see how it's done! I know this didn't go as quickly as you wanted, but it's lovely and well worth the wait! Congratulations again on your newest family member!!

Sandra said...

Oh this is so sweet! Perfect for a precious little one. Beautiful workmanship on this one Wendy:)

Karen said...

So, so lovely!!! I just love the floral fabric, so pretty. Sophie is such a pretty name too. Sweet label. Now, I'm going back for another look. :)

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Beautiful Wendy! Lovely colors perfect for little one!

Carolyn :)