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Thread: Hot Air Balloon Block Swap Baby Quilt

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    Hot Air Balloon Block Swap Baby Quilt

    This top is from blocks I recieved in the 2010 Hot Air Balloon Block Swap. I had been saving them and now that I have a baby due, and wanted a bright, unisex color nursery, I found the perfect theme for the nursery and use for the blocks. I will not be putting the quilt in the crib until the baby is older but until then I'll hang it on a quilt rack my grandpa made me, and using it for a floor play mat. I really love how all of the blocks are different but still go together. And do you know how hard it is to find anything for babies that is bright, not pink, pastel blue, pastel green, or yellow?

    Of the swaps I've entered, I think I was most happy with what I recieved from the Hot Air Balloon swap. I love balloons and the colors and workmanship of everything I got back was really wonderful. I ended up not using three of the blocks in this quilt, because their colors didn't go with the others quite as well, but they were still cute, and I'll probably work them into a children's charity quilt.

    The idea for the setting/sashing came from the Quiltmaker 100 Blocks issue from last year. I like how it isn't as static as the usual straight sashing I've been using, and it worked really well with these blocks.
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    Forgot to mention - I'm very excited to have it finished also because my DH's granmother has offered to hand-quilt it for me!

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    Very cute.
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    it's very cute and bright

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    Congratulations!!! Very cute start for your nursery!

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    Hey! I recognize these!!! I am so glad that the blocks from my swap are going to be used for baby.....You did a great job with these!
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    That is just too cute. I love it.
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    Very cute! Hot air balloons as a theme for a baby quilt is terrific! Thanks for sharing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins View Post
    Hey! I recognize these!!! I am so glad that the blocks from my swap are going to be used for baby.....You did a great job with these!
    Thanks! I was hoping you'd swing by and see this.

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    Such a cute baby quilt!!! Congrats!!!!
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    I love it. what a fun quilt

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    very nice work on the piecing. how lucky you are to have a hand quilter volunteer
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    Congrats. Really cute quilt!!

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    That does make a delightful baby quilt, and how nice that your getting it hand quiltwe, lucky baby. Thanks for sharing.
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    It is adorable! How sweet of your DGM to offer to quilt it for you
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    That is a really neat looking quilt. So out of the ordinary. The baby (and you) will enjoy it. Congratulations. Thanks for sharing.
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    Your little one will love it. You did a great job on it. Best wishes to you and the baby.

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    Wonderful quilt! Congratulations on the baby. That's a great quilt for the nursery!

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    That is very cute.

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    Very cute and cheery bright!

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    Very pretty and bright.
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    Lovely and bright, but I don't fancy a trip in the top middle balloon as it looks very breezy where it is flying!!!

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    Can not wait to see it quilted! It is very nice!

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    Sew cute!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by welshgirl View Post
    Lovely and bright, but I don't fancy a trip in the top middle balloon as it looks very breezy where it is flying!!!
    I agree! Might be a little hair-raising.

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