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Thread: Finished just in time for the baby shower tomorrow!

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    Super Member EmiliasNana's Avatar
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    Finished just in time for the baby shower tomorrow!

    Our DDIL is due with our oldest son's (age 38) first child the end of October. We are all so excited. Friends are having a shower for her tomorrow and I was able to finally complete all the handmade items I had planned to give them : ) Name:  J & C's baby quilt front.JPG
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Size:  1.24 MBName:  J & C's baby quilt back.JPG
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Size:  1.46 MB This quilt is for the floor, to be used as a play quilt. It was a panel (not square of course) so I cut it up, sashed the blocks in black, cut them wonky and sashed them again in yellow. My granddaughter (age 3 1/2) was helping me arrange (rearrange, ha, ha) the squares, so I put hers on the back.
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Size:  1.24 MBThe second quilt is for the crib. They do not want to know the sex of the baby ahead of time so I went with a safe blue, green and yellow. The pattern is a free pattern called Pretty in Pastels from quilting.about.com. I rearranged their colors a bit to use the fabrics I had purchased. My DH is making them an oak crib and it is in the final stages of varnishing. So.........we are ready LOL.
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Size:  1.04 MBThe third isn't a quilt but it sure took much longer to do, sigh. It is a knit baby afghan. The pattern is from The Baby Knits Book by Debbie Bliss. I had to lay it on a piece of green flannel so you could see the alphabet design. I give them handmade gifts occasionally and started sealing the tissue paper with a little sticker that says, "Nana's Boutique", so they know it was especially made for them. She seems excited to open them so I hope they like these items as well. Hope you enjoy too.

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    What incredible gifts. She will be thrilled to open those. You've done a great job.
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    The quilts are sew cute! I love the way you set the panel squares wonky. Your knitted alphabet is INCREDIBLE! Wow, that looks hard and I can't imagine keeping the tension perfect on the stocking stitch while working in the letters.

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    Looks as if you are one excited Grandmom. They are gorgeous. Congratulations to all.

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    They will love the beautiful quilts, you do such good work.

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    Great job!

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    They all are so beautiful

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    My goodness, you have been a busy lady! The gifts are all adorable and I am sure your son and DIL will love them. Aren't grandchildren the best? My first and only is just a year old now.
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    beautiful they truend out very nice!!!!
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    Your gifts are all lovely. That new mama won't know which one to use first. Have fun at the shower and with the new grandchild.

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    Your grandchild will have these to hug when grandma is not therre in person and will always be near you.

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    Wow! Beautiful work!
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    All three are beautiful!!! They are so different I cant choose a favorite (even thought I really like bright colored baby quilts).

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    Those are wonderful!!!
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    They are all so nice! I love the quilting and #1 is my favorite!
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    All are lovely!

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    What some darling gifts! How exciting and congrats.

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    very nice quilts.......

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    Wow, you are a good grandma. Those are so lovely and will mean so much.

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    all are wonderful!
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    All are so beautiful, I love the little pics in the first, so colorful too. The others are wonderful too.
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    Gorgeous quilts!!!

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    Beautiful work

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    WOW! I am excited for you.

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    Really pretty quilts. I know that your son & DDIL are going to love them. I made the free pattern Pretty in Pastels a couple of years ago for a friend's newborn granddaughter. I made it in pinks, purples, greens & yellows. It was nice to see it in blues, greens & yellows and your quilting is perfect for it.

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