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Thread: Cross-stitched Baby Quilt

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    Cross-stitched Baby Quilt

    At last, I've finished quilting my mom's UFO from over a decade ago! I originally posted several questions about this undertaking almost a year ago: http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...p-t229997.html

    Of course it is far from perfect, but I'm not going to be pointing out my mistakes to anybody It is hand-quilted with cotton multicolor thread from threadart.com and has Warm & Natural batting. I used stem-stitch to embroider the label and appliqued it on by hand. I decided to bind it by folding over the flannel backing when I realized how quickly my sister's due date was approaching. Luckily the quilt was washed and ready to go about 2 days before my nephew was born! I was intending to use RetroClean to see if I could get the age spots out, but since they lightened considerably with just one wash with Charlie's Soap, I called it "good enough." Unfortunately I did not take the best photos to show off the colors properly.

    I do have one more question for anyone who does this kind of pre-printed cross-stitching: do you generally use an extra layer on back as you stitch? This fabric had pulled in to the center of the blocks quite a bit from the original stitching my mom did, so I was just wondering if it's preferable to use some sort of interfacing to keep that from happening.

    Thanks for looking!

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    Cute quilt! Nice you could use your mother's work to welcome another generation.

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    Adorable! What a special gift.
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    Beautiful quilt, I remember making an embroidery on many many years ago...
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    very nicely done, the stitching and the quilting
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    That is a really pretty quilt. I've done a little stamped cross-stitch years ago. I think the shrinking could be from cotton floss that shrank in the wash and/or the stitcher could have pulled her threads a bit too tight. I don't think people put an extra layer on the back. I was never taught to do that.
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    Its very nice!!!!
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    I like the puffy look. Wouldn't change a thing. It feels more comfy that way. Just georgous!

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    LOVE it. This quilt will have many memories. I am sure that your sister will also love it. There probably will be some tears. BrendaK
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    Sew very cute! It is a treasure and you did a very good job salvaging the blocks. It seems to me that when I did stamped embroidery, whether it was cross stitch or something else, I used hoops and pulled it fairly tight. The thread could have shrunk slightly or something like that. I could never tell there was a problem from looking at the quilt.

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    That is soooo cute. Thank you for sharing.

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    I have done several embroidery baby quilts and never have used an extra backing. I have noticed that the shrinking on mine was from pulling my thread too tight as I go. I just finished one and tried to not pull as hard but still have a little tightness but I can pull it and stretch it out. BTW your quilts are very beautiful and the work looks great to me. I would be proud to own those.

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    Thank you all for the kind words (and the insight into what may have caused the rippling in the blocks)!

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    What a lucky nephew! Such heritage for him! Beautiful!
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    Many years ago I did a cross stitched crib cover of the alphabet. When completed I could not give it away. That was 40 years ago. I know how much time and effort went into your piece of art. Beautiful. I hope it becomes an heirloom for the recipient.

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    That is one awesome quilt!
    Wayne & Gabriele, the married quilters.

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    Aww, this is really cute!

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    Loved your story and how beautiful the quilt is with your mother's embroidery! Great job!
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    You did a beautiful job finishing this quilt I bet your mom would be so proud of you and that your sister is just thrilled!
    You have created a beautiful generational quilt!!!!!!

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    Wonderful quilt!

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    What a darling quilt. So glad you finished your mom's project. Quite a treasure.

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    Precious!! The hand quilting sets off this quilt perfectly too! Beautiful work!

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    Lots of work in a darling quilt!
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    Very pretty! I hate to admit I have one in a drawer somewhere that needs to be finished. In fact, there may be a couple. Embroidering used to be something I did while watching tv - but not so much anymore.

    Maybe yours will be an inspiration for me to get one out and finish it.

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