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Old 08-02-2012, 06:26 AM
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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!
20120723_090309.jpg Full quilt

20120723_090417.jpgDecorative stitching, fussy cuts and quilting

20120723_090319.jpgEmbroidered name

2012-07-23-09.04.52-1.jpgBacking

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Old 08-02-2012, 06:37 AM
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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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Old 08-02-2012, 06:39 AM
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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.
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Really cute and so creative. Good job.
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:48 AM
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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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