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Thread: I need some advice please...pink heart baby quilt

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    I am making a first-granddaughter quilt. The nursery is baby pink and zebra. I have made Eleanor Burns' "First Love" squares in pinks with white on white, but they look pretty pale. I want the quilt to be delicate and sweet. Do the people on this wonderful board have suggestions on how to put them together? I took a picture of a few of the squares, and some fabrics I have. I also have all the pinks in the squares and more white. Please help!
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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-144573-1.htm

    Look at this quilt. Think about using this as sashing. Nine patch in the corner and then three strips of fabric. Hope you like this idea

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    I would keep the whole thing pink and white. If you sash, using the white on white will float your hearts.

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    I like the bottom picture with the center not being a heart. Why not incorporate a zebra print heart in the center?

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    Just my opinion. If I were making the quilt I would sash them with the zebra print I see laying next to your block. Since this is what the nursery is done in, it would certainly match.
    Darling blocks by the way :thumbup:

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    It's cute. Maybe you could lay the bottom zebra print out and position the heart squares on it to see what it would look like with a thin zebra sash. I kind of like mainladybug's idea about incorporating a zebra stripe in one of the hearts. Let us know what you decide.

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    I love the shade of pink you've used its so sweet. I think I would find a small mini print in the shades of the paisley print that you used on the heart in the far right square to use for sashing. Then if you have any of heart fabrics left, I would sew small strips together then cut them on the bias to make a binding and repeat the look of the strips in the hearts. It would tie together everthing so sweetly.
    Where did you find this pattern? I make charity quilts for the preemie units at our area hospital, I sew with the group called Threads of Love. This would make a cute small quilt, they need to 30" sqaure so its hard to find good blocks to fit a 4 or 5" square. Chris

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    Love all the fabrics, but I'm not sure the final outcome can be just "delicate & sweet" when your incorporating zebra print and black. how about delicately sweet with pizzazz and strength? I vote for the zebra heart (with some pink) in the center.

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    you could bind it in a zebra print to give it some punch too.

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    I think the zebra print for sashing would look good, for a small border as well. But, I would stick with the sweet pinks for the hearts. The overall look should go well in the nursery.

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    In my opinion, pastel and delicate is a viable option.

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    If you want to keep it delicate and sweet, how about satin for the sashing. It doesn't hold up as well but if that's what you want. Maybe some soft lace sewn in the edges. Maybe the center square should be embroidered with her name or something like that.

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    Boy I don't know. I love the hearts as is! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoriAmD
    Just my opinion. If I were making the quilt I would sash them with the zebra print I see laying next to your block. Since this is what the nursery is done in, it would certainly match.
    Darling blocks by the way :thumbup:
    I wholeheartedly agree--zebra print as the sashing.

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    I had another thought, how about using the pinks & whites, & making a few log cabins blocks to blend in with the heart blocks. Just simple ones, they could even add another design to the quilt, but keep your soft pink look. I would use the zebra print on the other side, & maybe do some pink hearts on it, or something. Then it would be like a reversible quilt, one side soft & pink, the other, bolder, with the zebra print & pink! Just my thoughts.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by maine ladybug
    I like the bottom picture with the center not being a heart. Why not incorporate a zebra print heart in the center?
    I like this idea, then for the backing do the zebra and a pink heart in the middle (almost like opposites to tie them together)

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    If you want to set off the hearts a bit, try doing a button stitch around each heart in a bright pink thread. It would still keep it pink & white, but would certainly set off the hearts.

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    I would use the blanket stitch around the hearts in black, use a thin zebra print for the sashing, one last border of pink, and bind with zebra/ zebra backing.

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    Not sure how I wold handle zebra print, but I too would blanket stitch around the hearts is a deeper color. another thing I did once was add lace around the quilt, and on another I attached tiny bows to add a little extra sparkle.

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    I used the same pattern for all of these heart quilts. Maybe the pictures will help you decide on how you want to piece your applique blocks together.
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    Love your hearts!

    Just and idea.....How about some 3D pinwheels in zebra.

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    Pretty hearts!

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    Those heart blocks are so sweet! I can't wait to see what you decide next :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyncat
    I am making a first-granddaughter quilt. The nursery is baby pink and zebra. I have made Eleanor Burns' "First Love" squares in pinks with white on white, but they look pretty pale. I want the quilt to be delicate and sweet. Do the people on this wonderful board have suggestions on how to put them together? I took a picture of a few of the squares, and some fabrics I have. I also have all the pinks in the squares and more white. Please help!
    Use the zebra for sashing! High contrast and it will set off the hearts to perfection. Great job on the hearts. Are they applique?

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    Quote Originally Posted by merrylouw
    I think the zebra print for sashing would look good, for a small border as well. But, I would stick with the sweet pinks for the hearts. The overall look should go well in the nursery.
    Zebra and hot pink maybe for the borders or Zebra and one of the prints with a hot pink binding....so cute!!!!

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