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Friday, 22 November 2013

Finish it up Friday - I'm a new Nanny!

My daughter just had her second baby. Another girl! I am so thrilled! I love girls. Actually I just like babies! 8 lbs 9 oz, a nice size but she looks so tiny. A carbon copy of her big sister. Big sister and I had sleepovers. Love having sleepovers! We get up in the morning, have a banana and an orange in bed, and play Snail Bob on my IPad. Best time ever!

So I went to my LQS to buy some girl fabric. A long time family friend is having a baby, and she knows it is a girl. I have loads of fabric but I wanted some Aneela Hoey. And it was on sale!! Bonus! I bought some fat quarters and some yardage for the back, all at 50% off!
I brought it home, cut it into squares for 2 different quilts, sewed and finished  one. Not sure of the original pattern idea of frames, the squares seem kind of small.
The one I finished is small squares sewn together in a diagonal pattern. Love the simplicity and the pattern. The purple of the Posey line is fabulous. I kept it simple for the quilting with straightish line diagonals. It is very mono chromatic. Hope the recipient likes purple!
Baby quilts and instant gratification! My two loves.

I also finished sewing my daughter's baby blanket for her. She wanted flannel and was sewing the quilt sandwich together, not an easy job with an ordinary foot. The drag and shifting of the layers was huge. Nine month pregnant women do not need that aggravation. As if I needed any reminders, I LOVE my walking foot.

Linking up to Finish it up Friday at  Crazy Mom Quilts


  1. I love babies too!!! And your quilt is perfect for a baby girl. I love the quilting. I have a quilt I think I'm going to try that with...can you tell me how you make sure the diagonal lines are straight and even? Do you mark it, use tape, etc? Thanks, beautifully done!

    1. Thank you for your lovely comments. I did not mark this quilt, hence the straightish lines. A couple of them are a little wonky. It describes my fatal flaw while quilting, get it done versus do it correctly! I should have gone to bed and finished it in the morning, but no, too tired to get up for the tape.

  2. Your fabrics are so sweet and gentle looking for a delicate little girl. They are very nice and the straight stitching is lovely. Great job!

  3. Awww, congrats on your second granddaughter. I absolutely adore Posy - it is such a soft, sweet feminine fabric line. Your quilts are perfect for a brand new baby girls!!!