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Violet floral style quilt

floral block with suffolk puff features
floral block with suffolk puff features

As any parent knows, its a thrill to be told that a  new grandchild was on the way.  My son and daughter-in-law has all the scans and knew they were expacting a little girl to make their family complete with a toddler son.  They even decided on her name before she was born.   The name Violet was loved by the mum but was also the name of the baby’s great-great Grandmother.  The middle name of Brooke was a family name as my dad, the baby’s great grandfather’s middle name.  He was so pleased to hear that his latest great grandchild would bear his middle name which had been passed down through several genrations.   It was just a shame he finally lost his couragous battle with cancer and he didn’t live to see her and give her a last cuddle.  Of course a new little girl named Violet Brooke had to have a violet and mauve quilt.

I designed the  quilt  using the quilting software #EQ7  which to be honest I am still getting to grips with.  Although the colour scheme was mostly picked during a flash sale of #KonaSolids from @PlushAddict they complimented the floral design.     The sixteen blocks were complex to put together with obtuse angles.  Which meant that  each had to be trimmed and straigtended into a square to put together in sets of four.  However, when the blocks were set into  four larger square blocks, there was a  distinct mis-alignment on the centre square.

What was initially an error turned out to be a design feature.  the quilting of the large green sections to resemble leaves was just crying out to get a Suffolk Puff hand sewn into the centres as flowers.

The addition of the embroidered name and a range of quilting stitches means that it was finally completed in time for a family get together to welcome Violet into the world and fabric.

O’Learey the Tilda Rabbit ‘Welcome to the World’

IMG_7931Meet O’Learey the Tilda Rabbit, although I am sure he is a Hare as his ears are so long.  I used some of my leftover craft cotton to make this little gift for my grandson William,  as we were having a welcome to the world party on Sunday 7th April.  It was a really good turn out and it was nice to see so many family members, many of which had not been together in the same place since my son was married.  I know our other grandchildren, Daisy,  George and Logan enjoyed themselves with Ballons and cake.

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Aren’t the children adorable and of course the reason for the family party was William.

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and Breathe….

What a fabulous weekend we all had with family driving from far and wide to attend the naming ceremony of our granddaughter Daisy. My good friend Claire was the celebrant and gave a wonderful ceremony which everyone enjoyed. Daisy was her usual adorable and charming self with loads of smiles and cuddles for everyone.

After the buffet, which I slaved and fretted over getting right for days, I hadf time to get out my camera and take a few photos of those who attended. I used the new Ballroom Blitz kit from Designs by Angel to create the first few layouts of the day. Here are the first two!