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Thread: My first commissioned quilt!

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    My first commissioned quilt!

    I made a quilt as a baby shower gift that I gave last month, and one of the women at the shower loved it and asked me to make something for her. She offered to pay for it, but since I'm so new to quilting I didn't feel right making a profit on her. She paid for the materials and picked the pattern, and I made it up for her. I'm so excited about how it turned out - I think it's so cute! I'll give it to her this week, so I hope she loves it. It is going to be a comforter for her daughter's toddler bed when she outgrows her crib. I had some leftover material, so I made a little pillow to go with. This is my 4th quilt ever, and my first attempt at stitch in the ditch quilting. Thanks for looking!
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    Great job for your fourth quilt. Stitch in the ditch is the safest way for me to quilt since I haven't spent any time practicing free motion yet. Have tried a little but prefer piecing a quilt more. She is sure to love it. What a generous gift.
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    That is darling. You did a great job! Sandy 64
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    lovely! what is the name of that pattern? looks like you did a great job!
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    It's a beauty. I love it and I bet she will too.
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    That is a darling quilt. You did a beautiful job.
    I am sure she will be thrilled !
    ~Dana~

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    Thanks everyone!

    Nancia, it is the Crackle pattern by Aneela Hooey. But, I will be honest, I didn't buy the pattern because it was easy enough to see how it was done just by looking at the picture. It's a layer cake pattern, and you essentially cut the layer cake squares into 6 pieces, and then rearrange the cut up pieces to form the squares in the quilt (there are 5 going across the bottom in the last picture, so you can see what a "square" is). It was actually really easy to put together! I love that every time I look at it I focus on different squares - sometimes I see the actual blocks, sometimes I see on point big squares, sometimes I see stars - I feel like it that plus the cute Walk in the Woods prints will be fun for a toddler!

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    You did a great job - and that was an ambitious pattern. SID is actually not that easy, so if you can do that well, you should try some other designs too. Have you ever gone to Leah Day's site? It has many many designs, from beginner to advanced. You can google her and it will come up.

    Your friend should be thrilled with the results.
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    Well done on a great quilt. I love the pattern - everytime I look at I see something different.

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    Wildly better than MY 4th quilt. You did very well with this.

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