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Thread: Baby Quilt - to be done by Sunday! **FINAL PIC ADDED PAGE 5 - PARENTS OPENING THE QUILT**

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    Hi All,

    Well, if you saw my post about my 'Busy Day' on Saturday, ( http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/11213.page ) you know I have decided to do a baby quilt for my friends baby's (little girl called Charlotte Margaret) Baptism, which is this coming Sunday. Quite ambitious for a rookie like me!

    Progress so far:

    Saturday 13th Sept : Amy Butler charm packs purchased
    Sunday 14th Sept : All charms pieced in 9 patch blocks, cut, and arranged in Disappearing 9 Patch pattern. Started to sew them together when my sewing machine throws a wobbly and won't sew anymore - Eek!
    Monday 15th Sept : Old machine comes to the rescue - quilt top now all pieced together, pressed, squared up and ready for next step. Quilt inspectors have inspected and approve (see pics!). Batting already purchased, will be going to Hobbycraft on Weds to buy fabric for borders and backing.

    Phew!

    Am worried that the colours are not 'girly' enough for a baby girl, but her parents prefer modern things to traditional, so I hope it is a good compromise if I use pale pink for the border to girl it up a bit, and maybe green for the binding?

    No plans for tomorrow, Tuesdays I spend the evening with my parents, so look out on Wednesday for another update!
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    You're doing a great job! You'll make it! I love those Amy Butler fabrics!

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    Don't worry, that pin cushion they have found most certainly is never left unattended. They are such 'chewers', I am very vigilant about leaving anything out that that could harm them. Also I have lost a few sets of iPod headphones and cell phone chargers at quite a cost!
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    I think it is great for a girl!!! Very cute!! What is up with that new machine? Hope you can get it fixed soon!!!

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    Mary....you have done fantastically well, I adore those fabrics....how are you going to quilt it, have you decided yet???? Love the cats ruckling it up after you flattening it down nicely for the picture, too cute!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgshaw
    I think it is great for a girl!!! Very cute!! What is up with that new machine? Hope you can get it fixed soon!!!
    I'm not sure whats wrong with my machine Melissa, it just kept snarling the thread up underneath where the bobbin is, like it was tangled on something, can't figure out why. I will have another look at it when I have time. Thank goodness for my old one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Mary....you have done fantastically well, I adore those fabrics....how are you going to quilt it, have you decided yet???? Love the cats ruckling it up after you flattening it down nicely for the picture, too cute!!
    Hi Izy, I haven't decided how to quilt it yet. I haven't even tried free motion yet, so it will have to be straight line quilting, but as the new walking foot only fits my new (currently out of action) machine it will be interesting to see what I can do. Mind you, I didn't do too badly with my old machine on my last quilt, and that was when I hadn't even heard of a walking foot!

    The cats have been very naughty tonight, there was a daddy long legs in here earlier, and when they couldn't catch it they decided to take their enerygy out on the quilt top!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrettyKitty
    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Mary....you have done fantastically well, I adore those fabrics....how are you going to quilt it, have you decided yet???? Love the cats ruckling it up after you flattening it down nicely for the picture, too cute!!
    Hi Izy, I haven't decided how to quilt it yet. I haven't even tried free motion yet, so it will have to be straight line quilting, but as the new walking foot only fits my new (currently out of action) machine it will be interesting to see what I can do. Mind you, I didn't do too badly with my old machine on my last quilt, and that was when I hadn't even heard of a walking foot!

    The cats have been very naughty tonight, there was a daddy long legs in here earlier, and when they couldn't catch it they decided to take their enerygy out on the quilt top!
    Mary have you got an 'open toe' foot for your old machine, I do alot of my quilting with that and it's so much easier to see where you are going, feed dogs up by the way...heres a link to a topic I posted ages ago...

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/5759.page

    Hope this helps :D

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    [/quote]
    Mary have you got an 'open toe' foot for your old machine, I do alot of my quilting with that and it's so much easier to see where you are going, feed dogs up by the way...heres a link to a topic I posted ages ago...

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/5759.page

    Hope this helps :D [/quote]

    No, I haven't, but I can def see how it would be better. Am still learning about the different types of feet for machines, am cautious of buying them (they are at least 10 each here) until I am sure of what I need and what will be useful to me until I am more experienced.

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    I was fortunate enough to have one come with my machine which I bought from our leader who was upgraded to an all singing dancing Husqvarna... :D

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