Monday, 14 November 2011

A special quilt.

Here is some of my secret sewing which a secret no more.  Let me show you what I used some of my precious stash of Bliss fabric for.

I have been blogging for 6 years or so and in that time have made lots of wonderful friendships - they may be with people I have yet to meet - someday - but are none the less special for that.  One of these has been with Karol-Ann and over the years we have swapped many emails along with fabric, gifts for each other and our children and so on.  We have nearly got to meet several times but not quite managed it - I'm sure we'll get there in the end - lol !  Anyway Karol-Ann was recently very clever and gave birth to a beautiful baby girl ( actually on my birthday ) and so I wanted to make a quilt for her.  Karol-Ann and I both share a love of hexagons ( her rose hexagon quilt is stunning ) and so it was the obvious choice.  Here it is




and a close-up.













Hand and machine pieced and mainly hand quilted - the border was machine quilted though as I ran out of time and we all know babies wait for no-one !! 

I had the most lovely thankyou email which I have saved.  Karol-Ann has posted pictures on her blog of the little lady herself wrapped in my quilt which made it all worthwhile.  What a little beauty she is - bless.

More secret sewing has been going on but this I can't reveal yet as it it for my SSCS - almost done which is a good thing as mailing time is almost here.

My latest project is going to involve a bag of leftover half square triangles which yesterday looked like this

stay tuned for this - I have a plan.

And also today I bumped into my oldest friend ( we met on the first day of school when we were 4 years old )  She had a baby girl last year - also coincidentally born on my birthday - whose name is Charlotte.  She was born when my back pain was really bad and so I never got around to making her anything.  Obviously that will have to be rectified too - best get busy.

Take care xx

18 comments:

Gail said...

Such lucky babies! Good to hear you are stitching away!

Blessed be.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

The quilt you made Karol-Ann is stunning and I know it will be well used and loved!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Love the Bliss baby quilt - gorgeous!

Rhonda said...

Beautiful quilt for a beautiful little one!!!

Vicki W said...

I can't think of a better person to receive this beautiful quilt!

Chris H said...

That quilt is ADORABLE!

Teresa said...

A sweet baby quilt for sure. I just love seeing all the different ways people use their hexies.

Lynda said...

The baby Kalico quilt is beautiful, and I'm waiting for the half square triangle reveal!

A Time for Stitching said...

What a beautiful baby quilt and a lovely way to showcase hexagons.
Teresa x

sewkalico said...

What a lovely blog post and thank you again for the very beautiful quilt for Baby-Kalico. I am sure she will treasure it as I do.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Love this quilt...bliss and hexagons are so perfect together...gorgeous...

Quilter Kathy said...

what a beautiful quilt you made! I LOVE the photos of the baby wrapped in the quilt.
When I looked at your photos, I thought the hexagons were small, but when the quilt is beside the baby, the hexagons look so huge! Blissful Baby Quilt...love it!

rosie said...

Hi Andrea, I have just seen your beautiful quilt over at Karol-Ann's... it's stunning. That was such a lovely thing to do..

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! :)

Annemariesquilt said...

I loved your Hexagons quilt using Bliss, I might just copy that one day.. I hope you do not mind..
Blogg friends are special realy.. I just meet up with Melanie/ Houseelfdoings in London and had then best of time.. WE decided that Birminham Quilt festival was the next great place to meet !!;-))

gamawinkie said...

I love hexagons too. The quilt is beautiful.

Kandi said...

I've only just found your blog and I'm hooked! This baby quilt is beautiful it's a real treasure!
Kandi x

Guðrún said...

Karol-Ann is a good friend I know. How special that little H was born on your bday. The quilt you made for her is just beautiful.