Welcome, Baby Eliza!
|Eliza Marigold - June 10, 2015|
Our fourth granddaughter arrived this week, exactly on her due date! Her sisters were pretty excited when they woke up to find she had arrived during the night.
|Isn't she a little beauty?|
Though I didn't make it in time for her birth, I hightailed it north in the morning and was able to spend a couple of days in the busy, happy household.
It was great fun making Eliza's name quilt, which is based on this very simple Moda pattern and lively, modern fabrics from the Connecting Threads's Oh Clementine collection. (The only deviation I made was in how I appliquéd the name. I didn't think the raw edge technique used in the sample quilt would hold up well, so I used turned edges and then further strengthened the edges with buttonhole stitching.)
It's backed with daisy fabric, though if I'd known her middle name early enough, I think I would have searched high and low for a marigold print.
There wasn't quite enough fabric to back the quilt, so I added a stripe of leftover fabric for some funky fun.