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Thread: All Aboard and To The Rescue

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    All Aboard and To The Rescue

    As you can see by my avitar, it has become a Nana tradition to make name banners for our grand kids.
    All Aboard was adapted from Sindy Rodenmayer's 2008 pattern "All Aboard" and the colors used are the same ones I used in his Traveling Turtles quilt (pattern by Amy Bradley), previously posted here. Eli will be 3 in Feb. '16.

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    I quilted it on my Tiara II and used Superior Bottom Line in white. I didn't use traditional batting as I wanted a slightly stiffer hand, so used fusible web on both the top and backing, and then spray basted the two together. All the satin stitch is done before the backing was applied, but the outlining was done in the quilting. Everything is outlined freehand.
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    To the Rescue was designed using the fire engine featured in Robert Kaufman's Ruff n' Tuff fabric design #14204 Zan turned 3 in November and loves fire trucks! I enlarged the fire engine on the fabric, putting the ladder at a 30 degree angle and inserting his name. I also used the fabric line to make him a Warm Wishes lap quilt approx. 58" x 70", backed with gray Minkie and two matching pillowcases.

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    Last but not least are the gifts for our youngest grand child, 3 mo. old Penelope. Her mom, our DDIL, always loved Raggedy Ann and Andy, but never got them as a child. As soon as Penelope was born I searched for the pattern. Found a McCalls pattern from 1970 on EBay and was lucky enough to find a machine embroidery download/or CD for the face and chest heart at Embroiderygirl.ETSY.com to fit the same sized dolls as the pattern. The dolls I made are approx. 25" tall. McCalls has a new pattern issued or revamped this year as it is the 100th anniversary of RA & A !!! Can't tell you where I found the fabric for the outfits as it was quite the search..........I think Andy's shirt is a Daisy Kingdom fabric. The calico was from Hobby Lobby..........loved the same shade blue as Andy's pants and the touch of red. Couldn't resist adding Penelope's name to the apron. As you can tell I am a bit OCD and a stickler for details LOL

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    Hope all of you have a wonderful and Merry Christmas and happy and healthy New Year. See you in 2016. My kids/grandkids arrive Saturday from VA for 11 days with their two German Shepherds. Added to our two Goldens and our daughters Mastiff and Lab (here in and out), it will be quite the exciting time. Can't wait!!!

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    so cute and nicely done
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    wow, super gifts!!!
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    very nice presents
    Have a nice day and a safe one too!

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    ​Impressive!

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    Holy cow!!!! You sure have been busy. Your attention to detail really shows.
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    Lovely gifts you made especially the Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy!!!!!

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    All are wonderful!

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    WOW! Those are all Great gifts! Wonderful!

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    Great gifts and work.
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    Wow, Ann, you did some great work there! Why didn't you let me know you were looking for the Raggedy Ann and Andy patterns! I happen to have the ones that my grandmother used to make mine and my cousins doll from back last century! (LOL)....It was back in the 40's when she made them. I would have gladly made you a copy and sent it to you! Then you'd have had the originals, sort of. I also have the patterns for some of the animals in the Raggedy Ann and Andy story books, like the camel with wrinkled knees an etc! You did a really great job on all of your projects, as usual!
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    Wonderful work, looks like you had a lot of fun designing and creating these personalized gifts. They will surely be treasured for many years to come.
    Valerie

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    VERY impressive. I am sure the kids enjoy seeing their name on a quilt or a doll's dress.
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    Really good work, just love those dolls!

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    They are all beautifully done! Wonderful gifts.

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    Your gifts are amazing. As usual the attention to detail, the quilting and the ideas you come up with are to be admired. I really love what you have done and I am sure these will all be treasured and appreciated.

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    All of your creations are wonderful! What great gifts you have created.

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    Wow! Your work is so beautiful and creative!

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    Your grandkids should love them. Beautiful work.

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    Wow, you have been busy. Your work is always wonderful. The banners are so cute, the quilt and Anne and Andy turned out so good!! Merry Christmas.

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    Those are all fabulous! You are very creative and clever. And yes, you are a bit OCD but wondrously so.

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    What an awesome idea! We have a 2 year old grandson who is crazy about Thomas the Train, so this would be a great idea to add to his collection. Thank You for showing this!

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    Your projects are fabulous! Your grandkids are very lucky to have you in their lives. Merry Christmas!

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    What a wonder Grandmother you are! These are beautiful!
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    You make really memorable gifts!

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