04 February 2015

Best Friends Forever

In my quilting life I've been able to make quilts, wallhanging, tabletoppers etc for special friends but this quilt is the most special one I've made so far.

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.

So much sewing to look forward to.


Lib said...

Congratulations, Grandma. I am sure you have had lots of gorgeous cuddles and are looking forward to babysitting. Good times ahead!

Bev C said...

Hello Lynda,

Congratulations, you made the perfect quilt for the little one. They don't stay in hospital long now do they. Hope all is well with Mum and Bub and the Dad of course.
Lots more sewing going on Lynda.

Happy days.

Lorraine said...

so happy for you that ChaCha has arrived safe and sound! The quilt looks lovely on her cot and I am sure it will be the first of many quilts you will make for her...along with cute outfits! Happy sewing - you are well organised with your projects!

marina said...

you have been very busy!
Love your little quilt for Cha cha.
It is perfect.
so much fun being a nana I'm sure.

Susan said...

Congratulations on the safe arrival of ChaCha. I love the quilt you made for her, no wonder it's your most special one.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love what you have made for your precious Cha Cha so very happy for you all ...hope all is going well xxx

Chookyblue...... said...

so many projects on the go............

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

The new quilt looks just right on the new cot for the brand new grandchild. Very special indeed!

Maria said...

How wonderful to welcome Cha Cha into the world... You have made her a very special quilt Nana ..

Sarah said...

Congratulations on becoming a Nanny! What a beautiful quilt for a little girl, so special. Do you live close by so you can see Cha Cha often? I lived four hours drive away from my parents when I became a Mum, and they became grandparents. It was hard for all of us. We moved close just after my third child was born and since then my kids see their grandparents every week, often more than once.


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