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Thread: a couple of questions on my new project

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    a couple of questions on my new project

    I found the panel at hancocks, it is 42x34", I grabbed it and thought baby quilt.
    when I looked at it later It seemed kinda blah for a baby, so I thought I'd jazz up the back. ended up trying my new twister ruler.
    Now, do y'all think this could be a baby quilt . I'm wondering about colors......
    Also, how would you quilt this? when I picked it up I thought I'd practice freemotion, and outline quilt , or echo quilt the tree. .. Now looking at the back (or front I wonder how that would work out.........
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    You have 2 beautiful peices there. I wouldn't use either for the back, they both will make beautiful quilts. I would put a white backing on the tree and quilt it as you said with outlined tree and echoing. The twister would be very prett with a small patterned backing such as the small black print you have in the top. I have never been a fan of the twister but yours is lovely. I really like black,red and white together and you did a fantastic job of placing your pieces. I love it.
    BTW, The tree panel would make a beautiful wall hanging.
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    I love both the panel and the twister but not for an infant quilt, the colors are to sophisticated. The panel would be a great wallhanging and back it with black fabric and use the twister for a tabletopper. Just my opinion since you asked.

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    Two separate quilts. The first one is definitely a wall hanging.

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    love them both

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    Wow..both sides are beautiful.
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    These are beautiful. Great colors - perhaps not too babyish but beautiful.

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    It is wonderful and reversible!

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    Now that is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IngeMK View Post
    I found the panel at hancocks, it is 42x34", I grabbed it and thought baby quilt.
    when I looked at it later It seemed kinda blah for a baby, so I thought I'd jazz up the back. ended up trying my new twister ruler.
    Now, do y'all think this could be a baby quilt . I'm wondering about colors......
    Also, how would you quilt this? when I picked it up I thought I'd practice freemotion, and outline quilt , or echo quilt the tree. .. Now looking at the back (or front I wonder how that would work out.........

    my vote would be to echo quilt the tree since it's my favorite side, but you did a great job on the twisted pinwheel.
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    l agree nice quilts but not suitable for young children
    sorry

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    Both are beautiful.
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    Babies are stimulated with black and white, maybe even more than colors when first born. I'm sure it will go great in some nursery! Terrific job on both.

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    I think the panel would make a perfect beginning for a medallion quilt or a round robin. The possibilities are endless.

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    I love them both and they will make a great baby set. I would use them both as tops and buy more fabric for the backs. That way you can quilt them both in separate patterns. Very pretty!

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    Both are very suitable for babies. They can't see pastels or colors moms like. This is a quilt for a baby, not the mom.
    either one will be the babys favorite.

    Y son is 22 yr old...i made his first quilts b&w with red. He loved it

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    [QUOTE=sassy granny;5486254]You have 2 beautiful peices there. I wouldn't use either for the back, they both will make beautiful quilts. I would put a white backing on the tree and quilt it as you said with outlined tree and echoing. The twister would be very prett with a small patterned backing such as the small black print you have in the top. I have never been a fan of the twister but yours is lovely. I really like black,red and white together and you did a fantastic job of placing your pieces. I love it.
    BTW, The tree panel would make a beautiful wall hanging.
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    I agree. Their both beautiful.
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    Agree with lynnie and jenOSU - infants see contrast, not colour so these are *perfect*! And I vote for 2 quilts - they're both gorgeous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenOSU View Post
    Babies are stimulated with black and white, maybe even more than colors when first born. I'm sure it will go great in some nursery! Terrific job on both.
    I agree, I just made a black and white with shocking pink quilt for a nieces new baby. They were the colors she requested and she loves it. Black and white may not be the colors us older generation would have chose but we're not the ones having the babies anymore. There are many Mom's who would love it, but I'd make it two quilts also, either side is just too pretty to side B.
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    I agree with BeckySt. Both the panel and your twister piece are nice. I would make two out of these pieces.
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    I think it will make a great baby quilt. The baby will love the colors, and if you use them both then either side can be used for the front, and can even be rotated between the two for variety. Some future time it could become a wall hanging, but the child may well want to keep it as their own even when grown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I love them both and they will make a great baby set. I would use them both as tops and buy more fabric for the backs. That way you can quilt them both in separate patterns. Very pretty!
    I agree! Lots of "modern" moms nowadays like more "sophisticated" (for lack of a better word) things for their nurseries. I think either (or both) of these would be perfect for babies!
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    beautiful... i'd be hard pressed to decide which is the back/front
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    Wow that is just gorgeous.
    God Bless you all.
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    The colors are perfect for stimulating a child to explore. It will be great.

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