Oh, what a weekend! Welcoming into the world an adorable new niece, Grace Anne, totally trumped everything else that happened these past few, very busy days! She is SO cute, you can see for yourself right here! She's the little one I made the ABC Quilt for and now I'm thinking some sweet pillows to match are a must do. I was so excited after receiving the news that she was finally here, that I stayed up super late Saturday night beginning yet another new quilt!
I mentioned a little more than a week ago that this particular corner of my Butterfly Quilt had me wanting to work with Pat Bravo's Rock 'n Romance collection once again. Isn't it pretty?
So, this lovely stack had been sitting out since then and when I couldn't sleep I decided to cut just three or four 1" to 2.5" strips from each of the prints.
I pulled out my Pure Element stash, beginning with those solids I had loved seeing together in my Butterfly Quilt, and added to that collection several more PE's that coordnated nicely. I love these colors together -- so warm & beautiful!
This quilt is being made with my niece Ceci in mind, who loves music, singing, & dance. This palette could be a little too dark for her? I guess I'll see as it comes together and I share glimpses with her. I definitely want to be sure she's happy with it. More than anything, that's my goal here with each of these kiddo quilts -- I really want them to LOVE them!
I'm making this one as a quilt as you go, using my batting as the foundation for my strip piecing. It's been a really fun project that's been tough to walk away from once my sewing time is up. I love the way it's coming together!! So if it happens that this quilt is just not the right choice for Ceci well then I'll just have to keep it for myself!
How about you, did you start anything new this weekend?