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Thread: The Baby Quilt Is Finally Done!

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    After I agreed to make the quilt for my brother's high school best friend, I found myself taking a list of do's and don't's from the man's fiancee...grrr! Half the fun of making a quilt, especially as one for a baby shower gift, is picking out designs and colors. She only wanted pinks and browns but also wanted ladybugs. I couldn't find a lot of ladybug patterns so I decided to make an Attic's Window, looking like you're seeing a lawn full of ladybugs out your window. Afterward a friend found the pattern that you see in the borders so I added that in last.

    So, this took a lot longer than I wanted it to, because I simply had no ambition to finish it. The shower is in 9 days and it's just now done. Amen!

    A close up of the window.
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    A close up of the FMQ in the striped border.
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    A close up of the FMQ ladybugs in the border.
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    A close up of the other type of FMQ ladybug I put in the side borders.
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    The whole quilt! (Don't mind the mess in the background: We're remodeling.)
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    Very sweet quilt!

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    This is lovely and will be a treasure to the recipient (the baby-smile). You did a wonderful job and should be proud even tho it became a bit of a chore. Thank you for sharing.

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    It came out great despite the loss of enthusiasm! She had better love it!

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    Very pretty and at least you have one more you can check off your list!

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    Such a cute quilt! I would have thought about the joy the child will get from the quilt while I was making it, and put the mother-to-be out of my mind altogether. Maybe she'll learn her manners later...but don't count on it.

    Warning! Don't expect this mother to be to be particularly grateful. Again, think of the baby, not her mom.

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    Adorable

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    Thanks! I sent the father a message, telling him that it was done, and he was more than grateful so I'll take that appreciation and stretch it between the two. :D

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    Very pretty & I love the little lady bugs in the border.

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    Made to order for sure! Job well done. Lucky baby to have this quilt:)

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    You did awesome work on this! Be proud of yourself..it's fantastic!
    Maureen

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    Nice! I like the colors in that.

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    its exactly like seeing a lawn full of ladybugs out the window...

    excellent job!

    your quilted lady bugs are just so adorable...very nice FMQ

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    What an adorable baby quilt!! Love the colors. Great job on the FMQ.

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    Cute. As long as they are in your quilt. (We have trouble with the lady bugs making their way into our house.)

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    wow ! what a fun idea !! thanks for sharing ! lots of work there !

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    Well you followed the instructions exactly. i agree with you, it is more fun to do your own thing. But these days they seem to have "themes" and won't use anything not in their theme. It did turn out well. You do good work.

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    You have made a very lovely quilt and the quilting is wonderful! Done in plenty of time even if yu did have to grit your teeth a little!

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    I love how it does look like your looking in the window!!

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    Very cute quilt! I love how you did the attic windows. Good job.

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    That's adorable. My daughter loved ladybugs when she was little. Where did you get the border pattern? It's a shame that you didn't get to make it in the colors you preferred.

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    It turn out nice. I love it, good job. grrrr

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarshaC
    That's adorable. My daughter loved ladybugs when she was little. Where did you get the border pattern? It's a shame that you didn't get to make it in the colors you preferred.
    I'll PM the link to you for the pattern. It's free and it's a fabulous link! I didn't mind the pink and brown theme. My neice had that theme and so did a friend's daughter. But, when she insisted on ladybugs, I was at a loss. I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a ladybug pieced pattern and I just got done doing a lot of applique work so I didn't want to go that route so I thought of the Attic's Window when I spotted green "lawn" colored fabric with daisies and ladybugs. I know she wanted to keep it to pinks and browns but I couldn't help myself there. Hopefully she likes it. :?

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    Great job quilting the bugs!

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    Sure does take some of the fun out of projects when the "receiver" puts so many conditions on the project. Guess the clue is to remember the child and the father, maybe Mom will learn in time to be grateful for people like you who share your beautiful talents with others.

    Quote Originally Posted by cathyvv
    Such a cute quilt! I would have thought about the joy the child will get from the quilt while I was making it, and put the mother-to-be out of my mind altogether. Maybe she'll learn her manners later...but don't count on it.

    Warning! Don't expect this mother to be to be particularly grateful. Again, think of the baby, not her mom.

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