On Sunday morning I became a Nanna for the first time to the sweetest baby girl - we've called her ChaCha since we knew she was a baby girl and that will be her name on my blog.
I started making "Best Friends Forever" designed by Rosalie Quinlan in July 2013 - stitching the blocks during lunchtime at work. Early in September last year I had the idea to make the quilt as ChaCha's cot quilt because Elizabeth likes lots of colour and I thought some of the stitcheries were so pretty for a little girl. 11 of the stitcheries are in the quilt and we chose mainly aqua, grey, green, pink and some red for the hexagon blocks.
The quilt was machine sewn together rather than hand-stitched. Vicki helped me sort this out when she visited in September and it went together quite easily. Great thing is that it's pretty much quilt-as-you-go. Binding was stitched down last Thursday night and the quilt was put on the baby's cot on Monday afternoon when she came home from hospital.
A friend I've made on Instagram and I are going to make "Fireworks" designed by Camille Roskelley - I've had the blocks cut out for a while and a couple of weeks ago made a sample block.
I think it's going to look great in these lovely, bright Holly Holderman fabrics.
This year our Tuesday stitching group is making Cluck Cluck Sew's "Shortcake" quilt. It's a great jelly roll or scrap design. I'm using lots of Fig Tree fabrics and I was able to add some new colour to the stash swapping fabrics with Leanne - first time I've swapped through the post - such a great idea.
Over the weekend some other sewing happened while waiting for baby news. "Marmalade" (also designed by Camille Roskelley) is now a quilt top - great design to use up lots of favourite left-over fabrics,
and all the orange fabrics for my "Orange Swoon" (another design from Camille Roskelley) have been cut. Looks like I've cut one too many blocks so it can be a label for the back of the quilt.