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Nice To Meet You, Grace

I don't get the chance to hand deliver my baby quilts to actual babies often (except my own babies). Usually, the ones for nieces and nephews and other folks get boxed up and handed over to a postman to do the actual delivering. Not this weekend, my friends!

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That's my nine day old niece with her brand-new quilt. I got to meet her, present the quilt, wrap her up in it, do some cuddling and take some pictures. Aren't I a lucky aunt? Doesn't she have such a great little grumpy face while she sleeps?

You might remember the quilt from here. I hung it in the crafty closet and waited until I found out which of my three pregnant sisers-in-law were having girls. Once that was all sorted out, I finished it up for little baby Grace.

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Quilted in diagonal lines. The back is a great bright pink polka dot. I went with a black and white polka dot binding. The little blue bit in the binding. Well, of course, that's a scrap from the wedding quilt I made for her parents. I had to sneak one in somewhere.

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Well, Grace, it was nice to meet you. I hope you like your quilt. If you don't- you only have to pretend to when I come visit.


Comments

Sarah Camilla said…
Beautiful posting, Trina! What a sweet little one and so delighted to catch a peek at your current craftings, which are always amazing and lovely! I think the little blue bit from the wedding quilt is a precious touch! Well done, friend!!
balloongal said…
That is soooo wonderful. What a great quilt and I love that you got a bit of the wedding quilt in, too.

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