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Thread: Luv'n Ladybugs

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    Luv'n Ladybugs

    I've been wanting to do a black/white/red quilt and when a family friend told me they using a ladybug theme for their daughter's new "big girl" room, I jumped at the chance to make her a quilt. Win-Win

    I was having trouble get ALL the seams to match, so I used a decorative stitch around the diamonds formed by the white corners of each block to hide any not-quite-matching seams, and I fussy cut ladybugs from one of the fabrics and centered them in the diamonds for the same reason. The blocks were quilted with a simple triple-flower motif using my Viking 600E embroidery machine, and then I stitched-in-the-ditch around each square and the borders.

    My favorite part is the Ladybug Alphabet I found at Embroidery Library that I used to embroider the new big-sister's name on the outer border.

    The backing is a flannel I found that matched one of the fabrics I used.

    This is the first quilt that I've quilted myself. I liked using the embroidery machine for the quilt motifs...

    Hope you like it!
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    SO cute! She is going to love her "big girl" quilt to go in her "big girl" room! Great job!

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    So cute. I have been watching Black n White quilt's and am leaning to do one. (with the third color) They are striking.
    Linda

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    Really cute and so creative. Good job.

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    Love this one! I am using my embroidery machine to quilt. Do you have a particular stabilisher you use?
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    Absolutly adorable! You did a wonderful job. Don't forget to sign it.

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    Really Really like this quilt. Great job.

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    What a cute quilt!
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    Adorable, love it, great work!!!

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    I like that A LOT!!!
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    I just love this quilt. It's so inviting
    Lady bugs if perfect for the colors and pattern.
    thanks for sharing such a lovely quilt....

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    You did such a great job. Way to go on bringing everything together. I love all of your fabric choices. Sew Cute!!!!

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    Very cute! The ladybugs and the dotted fabrics are perfect together!
    Being skinny isn't easy, so I gave up and opted for being sexy instead. (aunty acid)

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    Love that Ladybug Alphabet!!

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    ​Sew adorable!

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    That looks great and I'm guessing she was a very happy girl.
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    OOOOh how crafty are you. that is wonderful. I love the lady bugs on her name. nice job
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    That is simply adorable!!!! I just love what you did with the ladybugs. Thanks.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    cute lady bug fabric

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    She wll love thia, it is soooo cute!!!!

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    Your lady bug quilt is so, so adorable. She will never outgrow it and it will be loved for a very, very long time...maybe by generations. It is wonderful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crafterbarbara View Post
    Love this one! I am using my embroidery machine to quilt. Do you have a particular stabilisher you use?
    I used Sulky tear away in the hoop, then used spray adhesive to hold each block in place on top of the hoop & stabilizer

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    It's adorable. What a great quilt for a little girl. I love ladybugs.

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    I like it! Looks really good.
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    That fits the bill, it's darling!
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