Lullaby 3: finished

It’s done.

Quilted and bound, yoyos stitched down and label added to the back.

The label shows the first verse of the famous Brahms Lullaby. One of the lines translates as ‘slip under your quilt/covers’ and I knew the name was meant!

The baby girl for whom the quilt is destined is due to be born in November. I’ve also been asked to make a pair of gifts for her 8 and 6-year-old brothers, so you can look forward to seeing those in the not too distant future, as everything has to be sent to the family in Austria at the same time.

Meanwhile, the next job is some F2F blocks for myself!

38 thoughts on “Lullaby 3: finished

  1. That was quick work! Looks beautiful, they will love it πŸ™‚

  2. claire93 says:

    that’s lovely ^^ I hope you’re going to enjoy some selfish sewing before you set to work making gifts for the brothers!

  3. Thinking of getting something mailed by November sounds so far away but it certainly creeps up quickly. I mailed a birthday card to my aunt 3 weeks before her birthday on the 15th and she still doesn’t have it. They are in Toowoomba. At least she got the flowers I ordered from her local florist. That will be a lifetime quilt since it’s not babyish. Too cute for words to describe. Will love to see what you come up with for the boys. Glad you are taking time for some of your own things.

    • katechiconi says:

      She wanted to be absolutely sure it would be there in time, and I think the precaution is sensible… I’m going to take a quick break to make a couple of things for my own use, and then back to the gifts for the boys.

  4. mlmcspadden says:

    Very nice! Have fun working on the blocks for yourself!

  5. So so beautiful 😍 as always. You will be commissioned to make my Grand babies their first quilt as well 🀩…
    The lullaby on the label tugs at my heart πŸ’œ

  6. Dayphoto says:

    Love it! Love it! Love it! It is perfect…just perfect.

  7. Marty K says:

    Just when I thought I couldn’t love this gorgeous quilt more, you go and put that wonderful label on the back! πŸ’— Such an amazing baby gift — that one’s going to see several generations.

  8. Emmely says:

    You are so super quick! Great label too!

    • katechiconi says:

      It’s a super-quick design; bordered squares, hourglass blocks and some yoyos I already had made. Once the fabrics were chosen it came together very quickly. And the label basically chose itself once I remembered the piece of music.

  9. Sharon says:

    Yippee! Just darling and will be well loved πŸ™‚

  10. magpiesue says:

    You make the best labels! I’ve just finished up a baby quilt too but don’t dare put it on the blog as I want to keep it a surprise. I have fabric for a receiving blanket too but that’s not nearly as much fun to make. πŸ˜‰

    • katechiconi says:

      The name of the quilt designs the label, really. First the name, then the words spring from that, and in this case, add the music too! I hope you’ll post your baby quilt once it has been received πŸ™‚

  11. anne54 says:

    Just delightful Kate. As the others have said, it will be treasured down the years.

  12. nanacathy2 says:

    Absolutely wonderful. The little girl will always treasure it.

  13. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Great design & love that you included the Brahms!

  14. Steph says:

    I love the diamond quilting pattern. After much thought, I’ve realised I don’t want to make quilt blocks – I just want to make patchwork, either crazy or simple squares. How to quilt it? I think the diamond pattern is the answer!

    • katechiconi says:

      You’d make the perfect scrap quilt maker! And yes, diamond quilting is beautiful, quick and easy. But I still love my freehand wavy lines when I’m doing the quilt-as-you-go blocks.

  15. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    This is sooo sweet !!

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