a baby at Christmas

We had a beautiful family-oriented Christmas, with children and adults and dogs all joining in. I hope you all had a lovely day as well. There’s something special about Christmas with children; we love to see them happy and excited. They put the bounce into Christmas! Just when it looked like the ‘children’ in our family were growing up and moving into adulthood we have a new generation coming along.
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My beautiful little ‘great’ nephew- he is the first baby for my niece- was born barely a week before Christmas. So he was only 7 days old but the definite star of attraction for our day. So tiny to hold, to cuddle, to stroke such soft baby skin. I’m now a Great-Aunty! His new Nanna, my sister, made him a little baby quilt, which I was so happy to quilt.

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She made it especially for her first grandson in crisp whites and blues and reds, just perfect for a little baby boy living at the coast.
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I quilted it with an all-over swirly pattern, except for the straight stitching in the skinny border.
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The fabric used for the backing and the binding is the ‘Hungry Caterpillar’ fabric.
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The swirly quilting resembled the trail of the caterpillar as he moved over the quilt…
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and I couldn’t resist adding just one word- I like writing with quilting!
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A lovely day with our cold Christmas lunch of seafood and ham and salads…. I don’t feel like eating for a week! Happy New Year to you all!
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