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Thread: "BooBoo Blankie", my first ever quilt. <3

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    Member StaceySewsSorta's Avatar
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    Cool "BooBoo Blankie", my first ever quilt. <3

    "Boo Boo Blankie" (Named for all the BOO BOOs it has! LOL!!) was my very first quilt. I just threw it together with out a pattern (since its all patch work. lol) But I did lay the squares out in a sort of pattern.... My daughter thinks it looks like a butterfly, my mom thinks it looks like a 4 leaf clover.... The first picture does NOT do the colors justice though, so see the other pictures of it. LOL It is apprx twin size, but I made it for the couch
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    This picture and the next show the colors better
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    Being used as a prop in this picture on a bench/trunk that I made from a busted-up hall tree I got at a yard sale. LOL (with my cool burlap cushion. LOL)
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    Thanks for looking
    (I will add pictures of the "boo boos" later; I have to take some. LOL!!! It's pretty sad, but has held up surprisingly well!)

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    It's great.
    enjoy your life...it's the only one you have!!!
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    Love your colors, and it really looks at home on your bench. Great job on both.
    granna of 5

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    So many things to comment on here -First of congratulations on a really nice first quilt! I'd be proud to have and use a quilt like that and the fabrics you chose are wonderfully combined. And secondly - you have a flair for decorating and how cool that you rejuvenated a hall tree like that. It looks perfect with your quilt, but you would have a hard time keeping the quilt there: people would want to grab it and take it off to cuddle in it. Lastly - your QB name cracks me up and... what an adorable piglet!

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    Thanks all!
    And Lara, each of those things you commented on has a little story. LOL The colors: I wanted something "cozy" and had planned it to be a fall throw for on the couch. But it stays there all the time. LOL! I only tossed it on the trunk for pictures to kind of "add something" to the shots for "display" as this trunk was a "sale item". I REALLY miss it and regret selling it, but the lady who bought it allows me over to see it often. LOL!!! I do a LOT of stuff with old furniture like that, and its a blast! maybe I will post some pics of that stuff later on! My QB name says it all... literally... I sew. Sorta! and Piggy... Oh, sweet piggy.

    An acquaintance of mine has a farm where they raise market hogs. A dear friend of mine knows her. Well, a momma had more babies than she had teats, so my friend offered to foster the runt, rather than see him put down. (Think Charlotte's Web!!!!Only his name is PigglyWiggly, not Wilbur! LOL!!!) So, my friend brought him home at only 3 days old (The picture in my avatar), and had him until he was about 4 months old... old and big enough to go back to the farm. He is STILL only half the size of his brothers and sisters! I often had him here for weekends, if my friend had to work. He would stay the night, in the house (he stayed in her home, also), sleep with my kids, play with my dog, etc... He was a blast... We even bathed him and dressed him (for fun!) and he walked on a leash! LOL Keep in mind hes not a "pet" pig.. not a pot belly.... but a MARKET YORK HOG, that will get to about 250 pounds!!!

    Totally off topic, but had to share. He is a doll we love him! (Not sure what plans the farm has, since he is so "domesticated" now! LOL)

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    Your quilt looks sooooo comfy!!! Love the colors!
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    I love the colors too. and your bench. you did a great job. it will be used a lot I'm sure!

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    I love your quilt and the colors you chose.

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    I love your quilt, your bench and your stories. Good job on all.

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    congratulations on your first quilt... way to go

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    I think this is wonderful for fall. By the way your piglet is adorable too.
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    can't decide which i like more, the quilt or the bench
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    Great job, I like how you used it for accent in the other pictures. It will give you many warm evenings on the couch.
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    Great first quilt! Are you hooked? I think you need to make plenty more!!!
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    Love the color combinations! Great pics!
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    Very pretty quilt. You did a good job. Enjoyed the stories also. Great Job!
    Have a Blessed & Prosperous Day !
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    Absolutely terrific, great job and thank you for sharing.
    Have a Blessed day
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    You should consider leaving it on that beautiful wooden bench. It's just perfect there. The quilt looks good. I didn't see any boo-boos at all. I just saw a nice quilt for snuggling on the sofa!

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    Aw thanks all Sadly, the bench was sold shortly after I made it. I miss it, and I told the lady to let me know if she ever changes decor; Id buy it back! LOL I had a lot of time in that one!

    And let me tell ya about boo-boo's, though unseen! Ugh!!! Half my seams (where the binding is) are coming apart. (Not for lack of stitches, but for not stitching far enough over...) Since I have ZERO binding ability, the one corner is a complete and total hack job... LOL!

    Pictures (and how you fold a quilt) can be very forgiving. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    Stacey, you did a great job on both the quilt and the bench. Your choice of colors for your boo boo quilt are nice and calm. We all have a boo boo quilt. Some of us have two. I felt the need to make each of my daughters a quilt at the same time. That way no one could say that I loved the other more. So 1/2 of each of the quilts look really wonky and the other 1/2 has corners that butt up nicely. They both look interesting and tell a story, but keep my girls warm.

    Love the personal touch in your name and the story you added. Have a great day!
    Go forth and sew!

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    Awesome 1st quilt! Love the colors! It looks so cuddly!

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