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Thread: Am i daft; is this silly or should i...... I need help

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    I did start on sewing a some kind of railway patternd baby blanket, well i have only done one yet cause i m really slow since i m a beginner.

    is that really silly of me since i really need to make a baby blanket quite quick, can you recomend me something else i can do faster but that will look a bit complicated :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    or should i continue?

    You see its for a baby and shes already born, shes about a week old now :wink:

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    One of my first baby quilts was a disappearing 9 patch.very easy went together in a day.

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    A simple charm pack quilt is easy to go together too. You can get baby fabrics and cut them into 6 inch squares, then instead of heavy quilting, just tie it. Do a double batting to it will be thicker and more cuddly, that way it can be used as something to lay the baby on! If it's a boy, and the fabric choices seem to girly, you can choose plaids & stripes...

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    you can get some cute baby panels cut them apart and add some simple blocks to them it,s the fastest way to make a baby quilt ,works for me

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    if you need it quick you could just get a nice printed fabric or panel and just quilt it to a back using the pictures as your quilt design :lol: My mom has done this when a quick little project is needed but looks like it took a lot of work. you are really just outlining the pictures with different color threads. Hope this helps.
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    What about a rag quilt ? I just finished one that took about 10 hours from cutting out the strips to clipping the edges . Let us know what you decide , and trust me your secret is safe with us we won't tell the baby its late :wink:
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    You are not being silly.
    We all tend to do a lot of work when we are running out of time, no matter how much lead time we are given.

    when I think of a simple quilt, the simple square of differing fabrics comes to mind.
    The next block would be a four patch. It is pretty amazing what doing a four patch, alternated with a plain square ... it is pretty amazing how complicated it looks ... I would tie the quilt, using either embroidery thread or cotton crochet thread, size ten.
    Fact of the matter is: when you do something that no one else can do, they ARE IMPRESSED! and, what a privilege to be able to gift a new baby with a quilt of its very own. That would be very encouraging to the new mom, too.

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    I agree with omak, a simple 4 patch can look complicated to someone who doesn't quilt, And tying a baby quilt is a good idea.

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    I have seen lots of beautiful baby quilts made out of the pattern omak suggested :wink:

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    I really, really cheated on this one. My DD best friend had to have an emer. c-section, they thought they baby had heart problems. She asked if I could make the baby a quilt and we were going down the next weekend. Yikes... sooooo, I went to my local Joann's and they had this fabric. The whole thing was already put together with the cute appliqued butterfiles. All I did was add batting and a cute backing, machined quilted and did a pkg. satin binding. Mom and the nurses in the nicu loved it and I was able to make it in a day. Baby is doing great, only had to be in the hosipital for a month, guess she just wanted to get here early.

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