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Thread: Fons and Porter baby quilt Contest

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    Have you read the lastest ' Love of Quilting" by Fons and Porter?
    They have a "Design baby quilt "contest going on! now, I just started making baby quilts and love to design....they say you have three months..
    this has been on my mind since I read it..and I would love to participate.
    my problem is, i researched all types of baby quilts, looking at pictures and top winners of before and there is SO MANY..every design, technigue,
    the works, out there, what's left? I've even started dreaming about designs , but can't seem to grasp any good ideas!!! I've gone blank..the pressure maybe? I really don't care for my machine annd would love to win that Activa 230....Oh what to do...there is so many people out there that can make quilts that could knock you off your sewing chair..all those new iron on strips that cost a fortune...those.....okay, I'm babbling....
    and feeling very insecure....any body else thinking about participating in this?

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    Now that you mention it....it does sound fun. I would say that regardless of what has gone before....do your own thing....what do you think of when you have little ones with you? Rubber ducks...all in a row...baby powder smells, dinner food fun, or just the wonder of innocence in a babys sleeping face? do it! Use what you like applique, fusible, pinwheels, fourpatch, circles....it is what you see put to fabric that makes it one of the "wonderful" winners. Besides, any quilt is a winner when made from the heart. Go for it! I may just join you...let me check my mag.

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    This sounds like fun. I am going to look into it, but I don't know if I have the time. I have several projects going right now. Still... like you I would love to win a machine. I have a super basic.. translation CHEAP.. Brother. BUT that cheap machine has assisted me in making lots of quilts and it works like a dream! Just wish it had the blanket / buttonhole stitch!

    Barb C.

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    Well Catherine....any more on whether you are going to make that quilt? You sure got my design bug going!

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    well, I've gone so far as to print out the entry form. Did come up with one design yesterday afternnoon..I'm going to TN this weekend to see my
    nieces and nephews ( that's where I'm taking that Rag Quilt, I just made, for one niece, a gift.)
    maybe something on them, around them, will continue to inspire me, there are 6 of them in one family, surely a great idea will pop in my head soon!

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    Ok ...I guess I had better download the form too. Have fun with the little ones and drive safe. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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    Sure when does it end? Do you have the reg's, rules etc? I have a couple baby quilts to make any way this could get me moving. actually I'm moving as this goes on line :lol: :lol:

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    Has to be in by Sept 30th. Go to www.FonsandPorter.com for details.
    Good luck....cause I've had a brain freeze for almost two weeks..haven't even sewn, just sat at my sewing table looking at my projects like a dummy!!! URRGGHH :(

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    Know that can be a bummer.....still you could go to the library at childrens reading hour....or stop in at a pediatricians office, or visit your local day school. Even at a park you can view kids and young mothers with their infants and get inspiration. looking at the toys in your local toy store will give you images to apply to a quilt top,or visit the infants dept. there has to be something that will jump out and get you scampering off down the road to quilt. A sleeping infant....a pouting child...even a "bad little Johnny" can be a focus. Take a walk and see what you find...it's probably gorgeous out there.

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    YES , it is beautiful outside....how thoughtful you are,..so full of encouragement..I'm beginning to become very fond of you, like a piece of sunshine or a soft warm blanket, the sweet smell of someone baking,
    stay close!!

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    Thank you. I'll be here. Just one question.....who is that peeking out from behind the flowers in your avatar?

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    You are the first to notice her!! Congrats...she is a mystery...I am intrigued with her!

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    ok girls, I thought it was just a reflection of some kind but now it looks like a ghost! smelling the flowers!

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    When I first saw it the other day I had to take a second look to make sure it was really there... :shock: :lol: (Or that I really had finally gone on over the edge of sanity) :?

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    I think it is from a painting but I am not sure of the artist....during the rennaisance period.....fiddle-dee-dee! I will come across it somewhere...always seems to work that way. It is neat though.

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    Catherine,
    I have been working on my baby quilt for the last 6 weeks. I got an idea as soon as I saw the ad for the contest. Then I googled my design idea to see if it had been done before, and I couldn't find it. YAYYYYYYYY. I think I might have come up with something original. I really think you have to think of a design that you love and then go for it. I actually would rather win the 2nd or third prize, since I'm more of a hand quilter anyway. I know my husband would love it since he's the master machine quilter in our family. Have fun and Goodluck
    Louise

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    Be sure and let us know when you have posted your finished product. I would love to see it! I have a design idea I believe is original. I've just not been able to get any sewing done all summer. But, I believe I will be making up for it soon. Wheather or not it will be in time for Fons & Porter's contest will be another story. I also heard that you give up the right to your design and pattern when you enter. I have not really verfied this as fact but. it's enough to put me off from entering. Esp. if I come up with an original design.

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    Below is the actual link to the contest. http://www.fonsandporter.com/fp/events/contests/babycontest/index.asp

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