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Thread: Baby /Childs quilt or wallhanging?

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    Senior Member BertieD's Avatar
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    To Irishphoenix; Piepatch said it so well. It's a beautiful quilt and a child would definitely love it! Don't waste it on a wall where no one can touch or love on it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BertieD View Post
    To Irishphoenix; Piepatch said it so well. It's a beautiful quilt and a child would definitely love it! Don't waste it on a wall where no one can touch or love on it!
    Hi bertieD and thanks for that..I have been so undecided and you are right..it would be a shame not to see it on some childs bed..I am still waiting for grandkids lol so think I am getting a bit broody. Quilts are meant to be snuggled into anyway..I think it would be nice on a wall but like you say ashame for it enver to be touched.thanks so much to everyone that took the time to reply, it really means a lot! The encouragement and positivity on this site is awesome

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    Lovely quilt! I can see it as a baby's quilt, so the minky would be a nice touch.
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    Wow! What a really nice quilt. I too would prefer to use it as a child's quilt. A person can have only so many wall hangings. And this is something that would be used, loved and cherished a long time.

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    What about washing all that lovely embroidery, over and over and over again... I may consider wall hanging. It is beautiful.

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    I love the elephants!!! I think it would be okay for a baby quilt......it is beautiful!
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    Well I finally finished this quilt. it has been so slow as both DH and myself have been unwell since Christmas- I was even too ill to visit Ruby(my machine ) and have not been online for a while either.
    Soo I finally decided to use the Minky fabric on the back and finished the free motion quilting myself as best as I could. The quilt was very heavy to manouvre!
    Anyway I posted up a few pics of the finished quilt. It was my first proper design too lol The only problem is I have no grandkids to pass this onto!I am still living in hope
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    I'm so glad you finished it! It is super cute. I love your quilting. Well done! I just really love it.
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    Thankyou SheriR that is really kind of you-I have to be honest though- there are a few things I might have done differently lol if I was doing this again(always wise afterwards!) I would think twice about using the minky with all the free motion as I found it really hard, I dont know if that is my age or not but I found it hard to drag around , and I would have really liked to have 'puffed up' the elephants a little- possibly using a polyester filling may have helped, or some other method...what do you all think?

    I love this board- it is so great for all the support and help. I dont think I would have been half as adventurous otherwise!

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    Very cute..

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    Irishphoenix,
    Omg! That is beautiful. My husband loves elephants. He thinks they are one of the most majestic creatures on earth.
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    It is beautiful...the fabric/design and especially the quilting. I think you have quilted very sympathetically....there is a certain soft sculptural look about it...highlights the elephants perfectly. Hope you feel stronger soon....You are like many of us....living in hope of grandchildren. I keep telling them, unless they hurry up, we will be too old to babysit.

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    Fussy?? Heavens knows there's a kid out there who'd love this quilt.
    Congrats on a job well done.
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    Question???? How many hours did it take to fussy cut the elephants? The fabric you chose are just perfect for your design.
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    That is just absolutely beautiful and I love your ELEPHANTS where did you get them from please, if you don't mind.
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    Oh thanks everyone, I just love this board, yes it has taken me longer to get over this winter flu and chest infection than i thought it would. I was so glad to get into my sewing room (well my son's old bedroom anyway lol) and finish this.

    Chasing Hawk- I love elephants as well and have one or two of the little dears around the place- not real ones just carvings etc

    Hi Earthwalker- thankyou for that- interestingly I was a sculptor in another life so maybe thats why!!I dont know why are they so slow with grandkids!!!! I only have the one son so no pressure there then

    Grannie Annie- Hi and thanks for your kind comments...well I appliqued the elephants and used Bondaweb and then cut the Elephants out freehand once I had ironed on the Bondaweb. They are 12 inch blocks and the elephants were a bit tricky to cut around the tail because it is so thin but I had them all done in an evening TG!!

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    Heather- they are called Karavan Marrakeck by Valori Wells -Freespirit fabrics. You can also get them in flannel. I got mine from the Fabric Shack but I am not sure I think they only have the pink flannel ones now. I think they are so cute and happy elephants. Fabric.com also has them but I cant get them shipped to Ireland from this firm as they dont send via USPS -its very expensive using their postal service. xx
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    Wonderful quilt! Looks fantastic!

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