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Thread: Finished Baby Quilt for a Little Girl

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    Junior Member irishphoenix's Avatar
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    Finished Baby Quilt for a Little Girl

    Hi ...I just finished this baby quilt- no grand-kids yet but hope they will take the hint anyway lol
    I had one major problem in that there was a bit of buckling with the outside edge..what would cause this?..is it the binding or did I use too wide an outside edge to finish. The quilt is 40 inches by 50 inches.
    I still have a long way to go but absolutely love quilting-even if I did come into it late-I still darent show my husband how much of a fabric stash I have !! Only been quilting for about 6 months or so-oh goodness!

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    How very pretty! Love the butterflies and your quilting is fabulous! I have had the same issue with borders and I talked to my LQS and they told me the best way to do borders is to measure your quilts exact size and cut your borders to that length. Then sew them on making sure they fit the quilt. I have not tried this yet but plan to do so on my next project.

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    Love the fabrics,colours and above all the exquisite quilting. Are you sure it's been only 6 months? Wow, you are a born star! As for the size of the stash and the husband - my mom says men should not know everything.

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    Very pretty and the colors are great

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    Wonderful, great job and thank you for sharing, love the colors
    Have a Blessed day
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    That's beautiful!
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    Beatuiful!!!!
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    Your quilt and quilting is beautiful! I find straight of grain binding lies flatter than bias binding. With straight of grain binding because it is more stable, you can use it to ease in a little extra fullness sometimes. I also use double fold binding because it has more weight and kind of acts as a frame for my quilts.

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    Beautiful. I just made 12 blocks with the tube method. Have been trying to figure how to set it together. This gives me another idea. Thanks for sharing.
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/BarbAndVivsQuilts?view_type=gallery

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    Your quilt is gorgeous and so is your quilting!
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    OOOps. Looked closer and that is not the block I made but similiar. I will have to try that block.
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/BarbAndVivsQuilts?view_type=gallery

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    You did a beautiful job with this!!
    God, Wonderful Family, Great Health, Awesome Friends, Quilting & Chocolates - - What more could a girl be blessed with!!

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    Wow you do amazing work for a newbie! Love your quilt and the quilting!! Such an addicting pass time
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    A darling quilt for a little girl. As for borders that do not buckle, years ago I was taught to measure at the center of the quilt and use that measurement to cut the border fabric. You might give that a try. It has worked very well for me.
    Draw close. Hold hands. Life is short. God is Good. (Jan Karon)

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    Beautiful quilt! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoozeeDoozee View Post
    A darling quilt for a little girl. As for borders that do not buckle, years ago I was taught to measure at the center of the quilt and use that measurement to cut the border fabric. You might give that a try. It has worked very well for me.
    I agree with this. Measure the vertical center to get the measurements to cut the borders for the long sides and then measure the horizontal center to get the measurements to cut the borders for the top and bottom. The quilt is very pretty!!!
    Gloria 

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    Great job! The fabrics in your quilt are fantastic.

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    So nice! I love everything about this quilt!!!

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    Your quilt is beautiful. Love your colors and quilting is beautiful. Also love your optimism about the eventual grandchild. You also brought up a very interesting point...not sure if you love quilting yet. I have been quilting for more than 30 years and there are days I just hate the whole process or at least part of the process. One thing I do know for sure, I love the colors of quilting. My favorite part is buying fabric with my best friend and having lunch out afterwards. The rest, not so much!

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    Beautiful quilt! I love the quilting you did on it! Great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SandScraps View Post
    Love the fabrics,colours and above all the exquisite quilting. Are you sure it's been only 6 months? Wow, you are a born star! As for the size of the stash and the husband - my mom says men should not know everything.
    Ditto re the beauty of this little gem. As for DH's & fabric stashes, only on a need to know basis... LOL!
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    Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

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    That is so pretty. I love the colors and your quilting is gorgeous.
    BTW, don't worry about DH and your stash. Here is a video with some nice tips on that subject.http://youtu.be/OKiiOH5oJfs
    Last edited by sparkys_mom; 04-16-2012 at 07:20 AM.
    Pat

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    Really? Only 6 months? Wow...you did a fantastic job. It is a lovely quilt and someday a new little girl in your life is going to love it.

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    Very cute girly quilt!!!
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