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Thread: Bold for a baby - but she'll grow!

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    Bold for a baby - but she'll grow!

    Pattern: Warm Wishes. I made it square (44" square) by making it 7 blocks X 7 blocks instead of the 7X9 it called for. That just seemed to big for what I wanted. Borders weren't called for, but added them.

    Backing: Fleece from Wal-mart.

    Binding: storebought satin blanket binding

    There's no batting in it. My grandsons call these "cozy" quilts.

    I'm taking it to a baby shower and hope there's not just a bit of silence when it's opened! Certainly not pastel or pink! I just know my grandsons at 4 and 5 still use the bolder larger quilts they were given and not the smaller or "cuter" ones.

    The butterfly fabric was from a sale shelf on a shop hop. The others were all walmart. The green bled terribly. I hope I got it all out, but soaked it in hot water 4 times - rinsing each time until it ran clear. Then added vinegar in the last soaking. I'll give a box of Color Catchers with it.
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    Love it!!!!

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    I think everyone will love it!!
    will quilt 4EVER

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    I like it a lot & I'm sure they will love it!

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    Babies love bright and bold! It's us who like the softer, sweeter colors - probably because we think of babies as soft and sweet.

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    I think the mother and her little girl will love it.

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    Who wouldn't love such a beautiful quilt....a crazy person, maybe. I never had a problem with greens bleeding before. I'll have to watch for that. Love the quilt and the pattern.

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    Very nice and bright!!

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    pretty fabric....

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    It's beautiful!!! I'd have loved something like that, when my DD was born!

    Am thinking that'd be perfect for my 9.5 yo DGD, as well! Just may have to copy your idea!
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    Baby will love it. They see the dark colors and brights better than pastes. Then of course it has fuzzy on the back, a joy to touch and hold. Plus it is so pretty.
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    Love it. Baby quilts don't have to be pastels. I love bright and bold patterns. All my kids liked them too.
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    So bright & gorgeous for a baby

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    That is beautiful. I love it. I use satin binding before and had a hard time with it. Yours look perfect.

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    Beautiful quilt!

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    very pretty!!!!
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    Beautiful.
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    Just wonderful, great job and thank you for sharing, love the colors
    Have a Blessed day
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    Love it! I'm not a fan of pastels for babies - brights are much more visually stimulating.
    Lang may yer lum reek. (I'm a knitter - hence - 'Knit-ette'. Confuses a lot of people!)

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    not too bold for my tastes! terrific!
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    Very pretty!!
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    I think that it is very lovely
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    I love bright colors for babies.
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    Love your quilt and love the colors. I have made several w/w's quilts and am always amazed at how they turn
    out. Love that pattern. Thanks for sharing.

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    That is beautiful. baby should love those bright colors. joyce j

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