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Thread: peek-a-boo baby quilt

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    Super Member nanabirdmo's Avatar
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    just finished this one. can't seem to get the right light. do you all take your quilts out in the sun to photograph? of course my camera is an antique, technology wise;)
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    beautiful. I am adding that to my to do list, probably will get around to it in 5 years, but I intend to do one and can only hope it looks half as good as yours. great job!!!! :P
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    This is BEAUTIFUL! You did a magnificent job on this! Very talented!!!

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    Could someone point me in the right direction for this pattern... I went to google and typed in peek-a-boo baby quilt and got something quite different... I think I can work out how to do it but really need the proper instructions.... plus sizes of squares....

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    I think its Cathedral Window, and it's cute!

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    How wonderful, love the peekaboo and baby will too! Gorgeous bright colors, great job once again :D :D :D

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    no pattern necessary

    -cut a variety of fabrics into circles the size of your choice.
    -cut the batting into circles that are 1/2" or 5/8" smaller in diameter than the fabric circles
    -pin or baste the batting circles to the backs of half of your circles (the fabrics you want to form the frames of the "windows" on the top of the quilt).
    -sew the other half of the circles to the fabric/batting sets. the righ-sides of both fabrics should be facing each other, batting on the outside.
    -cut a slit near the edge of the fabs without batting attached. make it just big enough for you to be able to turn the circles right side out.
    -quilt the circles in the manner of your choice, removing the pins/basting as you go.
    -find the square in the center of your circles by folding the edges in to form an even frame all the way around. use the first one as a guide to the rest. (you could do the same with the paper you used as your pattern) mark the lines (on the fabs that will peek out from the windows) that form the squares using your preferred method.
    -sew the circles together along the lines you marked, making sure the fabs without the slits are facing each other.
    -when you're done sewing, fold the edges of the circles in to form the windows and secure the frams in the manner of your choice. you can fuse them, use a decorative hand or machine stitch all the way around, or just tack them down "here and there".
    - when all that is done, your quilt is done. the slits will have been hidden when you folded the circles in to form the windows. that's why you need to make sure they're no bigger than necessary and are close to the edges.

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    Thank you for that information Patrice.... I have printed it off .... have been making them another way which seems more difficult.... had put that on hold but must pick it up again at the end of next week.... having about a dozen women here for lunch on Wednesday, they all bring a plate but I still have got to get the house in order.... darn the housekeeping, it gets in the way of my sewing quilts..... I could do with a housekeeper.... any offers ...LOL ?

    Was taken to a place called Hamilton today.... there is a big craft fair there for three days about an hours drive south from here .... had a wonderful time.... bought a few fat quarters, could have gone on and on but there are times when you have to put the brake on.... had a lovely time looking though..... we had morning tea there and lunch at a cafe half way home....

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    Omigosh that is so cute nanabird. You did a really good job, it's so cheerful!

    Thanks for those instructions Patrice.

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    Cute!!

    If you make it of flannel instead of calico, you don't even need to use batting. And I used a straight stitch instead of a buttonhole, so on the back it just acts and looks like quilting.

    Even with calico and batting, it doesn't need any other quilting than sewing the flaps down unless your circles were really big. I used a 10" dinner plate for mine. I treated it like a ruler and rotary cut right around it.


    This one is really cute! I like the bright cheerful colors.

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