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Thread: Baby Quilts - first posting attempt....

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    Baby Quilts - first posting attempt....

    A newbee to this message board, I am hoping to post here two baby quilts for two adorable grandsons. The first one, Finley's Back Yard, started out as something totally different but I didn't care for it, so I drew a very rudimentary sketch of his back yard, enlarged it to fit into the existing background, and used needle turn appliqué to finish it. Inspiration came from Out of the Box by MaryLou Weidman. The second quilt is needle turn as well, and I always wanted to do an alphabet quilt. When I finished the alphabet, I didn't think it was up to par with Finley's quilt (they are brothers), so I had to jazz it up a bit. I put animals on a few of the letters, but found myself caught by the challenge of adding to every single letter, so there you have it. Both are hand quilted, and minimally since I knew they would be wall quilts and I had to hurry - six months is not enough time!!! Now let's see if I can figure out how to add the pictures from my Mac.... Oh my, I think I did it!! A major triumph for this technologically challenged woman...

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    these are magnificent!

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    Wow! You sure put a lot of work and effort into the quilts! Everyone will treasure those for years to come! Will they hang on a wall until it's time for them to wrap up your grandsons with your love??? What awesome teaching quilts!
    Go forth and sew!

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    They are both wonderful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NanaCindyLou View Post
    these are magnificent!
    I agree, some of the best children's quilts I've seen in a long time.

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    wow wonderful quilts

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    These are fabulous....

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    wow, so much work and love put into these quilts. very nicely done
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    Those are both wonderful! You are a true artist!!
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    Terrific. I am familiar with MaryLou Weidman and her book, Out of the Box. I saw her on a Georgia Bonesteel (Georgia is on e of my favorite people) program. You did an amazing job.

    Linda

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    Both are super great!
    Wayne & Gabriele, the married quilters.

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    I agree with the person who agrees!!
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    I have to chime in. Both quilts are true works of art. I hope you put labels on the back. You are a true artist!

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    Fantastic, great job. I could look at them for hours, so much to see!
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    Wow, those are awesome!!!!!

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    Welcome an thank you for sharing your wonderful quilts!!! Excellent!

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    Very cute. Lucky grandbabies!

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    ​Great quilts and great appliqué!

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    These are both adorable!!!!
    A quilt is a blanket of love. Sharon

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    Amazing quilts! The first one is so creative, creating his back yard! and the second is so colorful! They're going to love them.

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    First welcome to QB and thank you so much for sharing you wonderful quilts! You did a great job on them both!
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    Absolutely stunning, both of your creation's for your grand children. The will have these quilts forever as a reminder of your love for them.
    If you see someone without a SMILE, please give them one of yours!!

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    Fantastic - such detail in the first one.

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    As a newbie to quilting, I'm totally blown away! What wonderful quilts for a little one. They will be treasured for years and years.

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    Wow! I'm in awe of what you accomplished...both quilts are not only great teaching tools for a little one but gorgeous, too, and very personal! Great job!

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