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Thread: My first large quilt

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    Super Member DogHouseMom's Avatar
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    Prior to this one all I made were pot holders and table runners. I had started a few large quilts, but alas they are still UFO's. I promised my husbands kids (3) that they would each get two quilts from me in their lifetime (at least) the first when they got their own home/flat and the second when they had their first baby (hopefully in that order :) ). Hannah, the oldest came out here to visit shortly after purchasing her first house - a pre Victorian row cottage that needed century's (literally!) of modernization (the Loo was still outdoors!). So I took her shopping and she picked this pattern and all the fabric. She had a gas picking everything!! I made the quilt and on my next trip to England I delivered it AND found out it was time to start her next quilt because she was preggers!!

    I just did a simple "tic-tac-toe" grid across the whole quilt in black thread. In hindsight, I should have done the grid on the floral panels then stitched around each to "raise" the sashing and border. Then I meandered the black border with variagated yellow/red/orange thread.

    My first FMQ meandering BTW.

    I call this Hannah's Garden Window
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    Beautiful quilt! Thanks for sharing!!

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    lovely colors! so bright!

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    I absolutely love that quilt. Love all the flowers.

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    Nice work-and congrats grandma-to-be. Can't wait to see your baby quilt

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    very pretty. Love your colors.

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    oh wow!! so beautiful :) thank you for sharing! I love it :D

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    Beautiful quilt!

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    great job! Very springy looking love 'fresh' looking quilts

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewingladydi
    Nice work-and congrats grandma-to-be. Can't wait to see your baby quilt
    There were two. One for Hannah and one for her mother (my husband's ex) because I think new grandma's deserve quilts too. Alas though ... the baby quilts were finished only in the nick of time (finished the binding on the way to the airport then had to pack it!) and once there we were so busy taking pictures of the new baby that we plum forgot to take pictures of the quilts! Pic of new baby is below - isn't she gorgeous!
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    Very nice

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    That's really pretty!

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    It's so pretty.

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    Very nice quilt.......... makes me think spring.

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    Both are quite sweet...could be the Gerber baby with that lovely expression

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    Pretty quilt, and a sweet baby! :)

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    Both are gorgeous!!

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    Beautiful.

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    wow great quilt

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    Very pretty!

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    ohhhh!! nice!

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    I love the beauty of this quilt! The fabrics are fabulous. You did an awesome job. I may have to bookmark this.

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    Beautiful fabric flower garden!! You did a beautiful job on it!! Pat yourself on the back for me!! :thumbup: :D :thumbup:

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    That's lovely!

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    Beautiful quilt, you did a great job on the quilting.

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