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Thread: My first TWO nephews are arriving this fall)))Baby quilt number ONE

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    Super Member candi's Avatar
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    Wink My first TWO nephews are arriving this fall)))Baby quilt number ONE

    How does one go from no nephews or nieces to getting two in the same month??? My brother and sister are both expecting this Fall..one in the beginning of September and the other in the beginning of October and they are both having BOYS! Would have rather them mixing it up,lol, joking of course. But these will be the first grand-babies for my parents and needless to say we are all so excited and of course I wanted to make them quilts My first baby quilts I may add, and I enjoyed the process so much.

    First I asked my brother and SIL if they had any color requests, they are kind of particular with what they like, and they said that the nursery is in greens and browns. Ok, green and brown..I like that.
    Then while visiting with them a couple of months ago, my SIL was showing me some of the clothes she bought for the baby and she mentioned that she loves monkeys..so of course light bulb goes on! Greens, browns and monkeys! I started hunting for the perfect fabric and found it! Then started thinking designs and possibilities and came up with using cube blocks with monkeys and baby's name. It was fun making it, although trying to match all the points in the cubes was a bit stressful! But it was all so worth it, I love the outcome and so do the parents And I am thrilled they liked it, because when I was hunting for the perfect fabric, many ladies at the LQSs suggested I add more colors as green and brown don't say baby, and I see their point, but I wanted something that my SIL would like (and hence use) so coming up with a baby friendly quilt with these colors was my challenge..and I see the quilt is soo ready for the baby, don't you?
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    Baby's name applique detail:
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    Pieced backing with leftover fabrics and label:
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    Thanks all for looking. I will be posting second baby quilt photos in a new thread so as to not overload this one,lol.

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    awwww that monkey is soooo adorable. very nice quilt!
    Nancy in western NY
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    Very nice baby quilt! I love the colors & the monkeys and the name & all! Great job!

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    That quilt is adorable!!! Made me smile. Baby and mother will love it.....great job!!!
    Grama Laura

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    Very cute! I think green and brown with monkeys is a terrific color combo for a baby boy quilt.
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    that is cute an different, love it . It will be well loved. joyce j

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    I love the monkey at the bottom! What a lucky little boy.

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    Beautiful baby quilt and the monkey is just too adorable!
    Helen T.

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    Very cute!

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    What a special quilt. I love all the thought and creativity you put into this very special quilt that you family will love and cherish always.
    For our wonderful Golden Retriever adopted in March of 2010.

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