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Old 10-17-2019, 07:28 AM
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No, not I!

My son and his wife will be parents in November. What is an Abuela to do in that situation? Make a quilt, of course!

I was going to try to make a calm, sedate baby quilt, but my style choices are usually about as peaceful as a riot. Once I saw the Laurel Burch flannel--I was a goner. No more plans for pale green and grey--I wanted her wild animals.

I went with a simple pattern to show off the fabrics. Also, since today's babies lie ON quilts more than UNDER them, I wanted something without too many seams to create uncomfortable lumps.

I made sure that I didn't make the top too wide--I wanted to showcase the backing fabric without having to interrupt the pattern to widen it. It finished at 42" x 54".

I had such fun working with these prints. I would find myself staring into the animals' eyes, just enjoying Burch's artistry. I hope my granddaughter enjoys it, too.
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Old 10-17-2019, 07:37 AM
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Thatís so bright and beautiful! Nicely done.
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Old 10-17-2019, 07:40 AM
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Not calm and sedate, but definitely something a baby will love! Way to go Grandma!
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That is wild indeed! Looking at the first 2 pics I thought...OK. Seeing the 3rd was so delightful to see how vibrant and colorful and interesting it is. I love it. I was not familiar with Laurel Burch designs.
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Old 10-17-2019, 07:43 AM
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Very nice and colorful, good job !
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Old 10-17-2019, 08:37 AM
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I love Laurel Burch prints!
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Old 10-17-2019, 10:08 AM
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​Cute quilt and perfect fabrics for Laurel Birch!
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Old 10-17-2019, 10:42 AM
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Great riot of color! I am in love with the backing fabric!

Congrats on that baby, Abuela! Grandbabies are the best blessing.
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Stimulation for baby!
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Beautiful! Best wishes to the expectant parents.
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