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Brighter than Average Baby Quilt

Old 09-11-2010, 08:46 PM
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This quilt was pieced by the ladies of my Bible study as a shower gift for our assistant pastor & wife who are expecting their first baby. It's a great choice of design for a group of beginner quilters, as there are no points to match, it's very forgiving of inaccurate seams, and yet there is enough going on in terms of arranging the blocks in a pleasing blend that it was still engaging.

I just finished the free motion quilting on this one today. I pretty much matched the thread to the block colors -- there's already so much color going on, I didn't want to compete with that. But to keep myself entertained, I switched the style or motif of the quilting in each color category. Yellows have a stylized sun, red has swirly hearts, green is a long wavy topographical map markings, blue is regular meandering, purple is swirling wind flurries.

The back is pieced, as we didn't have enough backing material for the original plan. I actually like the back better than the front, but that's probably because I'm rather burned out on batiks about now.

And now I hand it off to the woman who's doing the binding and label. Baby shower in 2 weeks.


Brighter than Average Baby Quilt

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Old 09-11-2010, 08:49 PM
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Clever quilting ideas! I like the front, very soothing.
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:59 PM
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Very pretty, I don't think it is too bright or busy, not a usual baby quilt, but, I like it. They will love it. I'm not wild about the back, if that is all you had to work with then it is okay.
Great work and great quilting.
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:20 PM
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I would have loved that for one of my babies.
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:06 PM
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There is alot of love in this quilt. I know the new parents will greatly appreciate it.
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Old 09-12-2010, 12:33 AM
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Ooooo I love it!!! :D:D:D
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Old 09-12-2010, 12:37 AM
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Absolutely gorgeous...the colors are stunning for a baby.
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Old 09-12-2010, 01:02 AM
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I love both sides but the back could be a quilt too...
Baby's love colors... you did good
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Old 09-12-2010, 04:37 AM
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love it great job
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Old 09-12-2010, 04:53 AM
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What a great choice for a baby quilt! I LOVE this quilt (maybe because I have it's mate in my UFO bin). I think it is a great baby quilt(not sure that I would have thought of that)! Nice job done by all!
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