Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The 5th Grand Niece

On January 30 our family was blessed with a new member. Jocelyn Marie is my sister's 5th granddaughter and the first child of her son, Chris. 
I have not met her yet. I want to give the new family time to adjust and also I hadn't made a quilt for her. You can't be a quilter and not gift a quilt to a new baby...so I have been deliberating about what to make for her.

















Yesterday inspiration struck and I saw my stack of Posy by Aneela Hooey and had an idea. My sister's grandchildren call her "Bunny" and Posey has bunnies on it so I decided to make a rail fence quilt for Jocelyn. I love the soft, spring like colors in this line and the prints are some of the sweetest I have seen in a long time.
Two strips cut from each of 21 fat quarters and I was in business. A simple layout and the top was done.
I ran to Joann's and bought some Minky for the backing in a lavender color.
I quilted it with a 2" grid, stitching in the ditch both vertically and horizontally, and the quilt was finished in a day. Literally from inspiration to finished quilt in a day. I even impressed myself for sticking with one project for a whole day. {insert A.D.D. quilter here}
I used the stripes from the Posey line to bind the quilt, finishing the binding by machine. I was not happy with the binding, as I was attaching it,  but hoped that after a tumble in the washer and dryer it would look ok. But it didn't. So this morning I ripped out the binding and sewed it down again, this time taking more care to make sure it was attached smoothly.
I think the Minky makes for a wavy quilt, but since it is small, it is not a big deal.
Now I need to make an appointment and visit my new grand niece.

Quilt Stats:
Name: Bunny Hop
Size: 36"x43"
Fabric: Posey by Aneela Hooey
Backing: Joann's Minky in Lavendar
Batting: Warm and Whte
Thread: Auriful 50 wt. was used for the piecing and quilting

18 comments:

Leanne said...

She is beautiful and the quilt is perfect for her. It's really nice when you have a nice clear plan and it all works (well almost all) out so nicely, and does in the end. Have fun meeting her.

Patchwork and Play said...

A beautiful quilt for a beautiful baby! I am glad to see it on the 'big screen' (as opposed to my iphone in IG!) It looks so soft and snuggly! Enjoy having snuggles with your new grand-niece!

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Esther F. said...

Congratulations with this gorgeous new family member!!!
The quilt is adorable!
Esther
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ayumills said...

Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful grand niece!!
I am so impressed that you made this lovely quilt in just one day! I so wish I could have half your creativity and productivity! I love that you used Minty for the backing. She will be so toasty snuggled up in this quilt!

Dianne Neale said...

Welcome to this world Jocelyn. You are going to be well blessed with quilts!!!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous baby! I really like this girly baby quilt. I machine bind too. I sew it on the front, fold it to the back, then stitch in the ditch catching the binding on the back. I'm much better at it now after about five quilts doing it! My newest niece was born this morning. My brother and his wife had their third daughter, Bridget. I have four nieces and no nephews!

Carla said...

How precious!! I just love Aneela's fabrics too

Katy Cameron said...

Aww, lovely gift for a lovely wee girl :o)

Flying Blind... said...

Perfect, eventually xxx

Valerie said...

Sweet quilt for a sweet baby. What a blessing she is for your family!

Sara said...

Recently I made a quilt with Posy too and was intrigued by the sweet prints. I backed it in minky as well. I love your quilting on this. Simple enough to show off all the pretty prints:) Congrats on the new grand niece!

Geri said...

The perfect quilt for our new granddaughter. Can't wait until Jessa sees the quilt!

suemac said...

So cute and girly.

Annabella said...

Oh congratulations!! And of course to Geri too. She's beautiful Di and the quilt will be the perfect gift.

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

She is gorgeous! Congratulations!

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Jennifer Mathis of Ellison Lane said...

adorable and perfect for a sweet baby girl