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Thread: Many Firsts in this Quilt for my Great Nephew

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    Senior Member merrylouw's Avatar
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    Many Firsts in this Quilt for my Great Nephew

    Firsts: Used a pre-cut: a jelly roll
    first stars
    first pinwheels (see back)
    first FMQing
    The pattern is Stars and Strips from Atkinson Designs. It's large for a baby quilt: 46 x 56, but he can drag it around for a long time. This is a very easy pattern, no points to match!

    I put it in the mail yesterday, with more than a little separation anxiety!

    Now, bear with me, cause I haven't posted a picture in a long time, since the new website software was installed.

    The first is of the pieced top before the borders
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    Ok, picture size is pretty small; I resized it per Patrice's instructions, but it's from my cell phone, so.....

    Next is the finished quilt front
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    and the back
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    and the label
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    I forgot to take a close-up of the FMQ, it's not the greatest, but from a galloping horse...
    And, no more quilt pictures with my cell phone.

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    Wonderfull quilt . Great job on all your firsts. Your nephew will love it and made from his aunt is special

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    Very nice quilt. I like the added border

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    I love the border. So much better than a plain one. That's all I do is plain borders - I may need to step out of my comfort zone on the next one! Love your colors throughout also.

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    Awesome job! At least the baby won't outgrow it quickly.
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    Very nice! what a good idea you had for the border. I yet have to try FMQ... I like the way you identified your quilt congratulations!

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    Very lovely. A great job on your "firsts"!
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    Oh, that's a terrific quilt! It's a nice boy-ish design and the fabrics you picked out fit perfectly. He is sure to treasure it.

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    Just terrific, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    What a great quilt, and I wasn't on a galloping horse!
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    very nice

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    Great quilt. Really like the border. Good job!

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    Beautiful quilt!!! You did a wonderful job on all of your 'firsts'!!!
    Grama Laura

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    I think it's great. I think easy patterns are great in that they produce simple, yet striking results.
    Being skinny isn't easy, so I gave up and opted for being sexy instead. (aunty acid)

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    Thanks for sharing this lovely quilt...

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    Love your quilt !!!! Thanks for sharing.

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    Great job!

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    Awesome quilt. I know your nephew will treasure this quilt in years to come. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenOSU View Post
    I love the border. So much better than a plain one. That's all I do is plain borders - I may need to step out of my comfort zone on the next one! Love your colors throughout also.
    Oh my! I love everything about this quilt! The colors are great! The pattern is nifty! And I, too, love, love, love the borders. I'm a "plain borders" gal, too (by the time I get to the borders, I'm so sick of the quilt I'm working on that I just want it DONE) & this inspires me to step out of that box. Great job! Thanks for sharing this little gem with us!
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    Wonderful job you did on your quilt of many firsts. I love the colors your chose, and your nephew will just love it.
    The one who dies with the most fabric wins.

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    You did a great job!!

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    What a lovely quilt! and I really like the backing too! Great job!

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    Great job!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    WOW! It looks fantastic!!!
    You succeeded in everything!

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