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Thread: HELP!!! HURRY, HURRY NEED ADVICE

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    Super Member rexie's Avatar
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    O.K, So yesterday I get a shower invitation for a girl that is the granddaughter in law of a very special friend. Her baby is not due till September, so I "thought" I had plenty of time. EEEK!! Today, my friend mentioned that she was doing her nursery in deer and camo. My dilema is I have 2 weeks to complete a quilt from scratch and have to hand quilt, since I don't have a quilting machine. I have 2 fabrics picked out..one is a Realtree camo and the other is deer. I thought of a nine patch. So would you put strips in between the patches of nine? Also would you alternate the squares in each 9 patch...say do one and start with the opposite fabric for the other? I think I can do this.

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    Do you have only the 2 colors? if so, yes, alternate the blocks in the 9-patch. A matching green might make a nice sashing, if available. If you use that, I would make the patches all the same. Does that help any?

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    I have seen pink and camo and is was so cute:)

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    Make and hand quilt in 2 weeks?????? YIKES!

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    When you say quilting machine, are you referring to a long-arm? Couldn't you machine quilt it with your regular home machine? Better yet, how about tying the blocks?

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    You don't have to have a quilting machine to quilt a baby quilt. That size is very doable on a regular machine. You just need a walking foot.

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    2 weeks to complete a quilt? That is doable, but you have to get busy NOW. I have been known to give the quilt top and then take it home to finish. The last one I did that with was promised before the baby came. I mailed it to her and her husband took it to the hospital when she was still in recovery. That was close!!!
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    I have a Realtree snow camo and a brown deer. I found some solid brown in the closet that I can use for sashing in between the 9 patches. I don't have a walking foot and besides I can hardly sew a straight line. I have been playing with the squares and I think I can get it done. It is a boy, so pink camo wouldn't work too good.

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    Good advice above. Wishing you luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by rexie
    I have a Realtree snow camo and a brown deer. I found some solid brown in the closet that I can use for sashing in between the 9 patches. I don't have a walking foot and besides I can hardly sew a straight line. I have been playing with the squares and I think I can get it done. It is a boy, so pink camo wouldn't work too good.
    You better shut off the computer and get busy then!!!

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    But I might miss something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rexie
    I have a Realtree snow camo and a brown deer. I found some solid brown in the closet that I can use for sashing in between the 9 patches. I don't have a walking foot and besides I can hardly sew a straight line. I have been playing with the squares and I think I can get it done. It is a boy, so pink camo wouldn't work too good.
    The brown would be fine! You could SITD or stitch diagonally through the squares, corner to corner, by machine. This would save you a lot of time!

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    I could try the diagonal stitching. Maybe I could get it straight.

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    Piece the top and then get some fleece for the back, perhaps a coordinating camo. or a neutral. Place them face-to-face and sew the edges, leaving a space for turning right-sides-out. (Is this what is now called birthing?) Turn, poke out the corners and stitch the opening. If the fleece does what fleece likes to do, it will stretch and want to curl up a bit to the front. Top stitch through the edges of the pieced top, allowing the fleece to look like a fuzzy binding. You can tie or tack enough to hold back and front together. The pieced top and fleece will be warm enough for the baby and you won't need batting or quilting.

    I hope this is clear........

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    Quote Originally Posted by rexie
    I could try the diagonal stitching. Maybe I could get it straight.
    Draw the lines onto fabric with #2 pencil or disappearing marker. Then you can follow them and they will wash out!

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