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Old 07-31-2012, 06:53 AM
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This is my first quilt, finished a couple of weeks ago for my husband's aunt and uncle, who are having a baby in November! Some of the pictures are sideways or upsidedown - I'm sorry about that, I don't know how to fix them!!

I admit that I didn't really go about this the right way - I found the adorable Penguin & Fish embroidery patterns, and wanted to do something using those. I embroidered the little squares, then picked some safari-colored fabrics and designed everything else around that. After I'd starting putting this together, I started reading quilting blogs and books, and it turns out that I didn't design or piece it in a very traditional way!! I arranged the blocks in a random scattered pattern, and I think I would have preferred a more organized layout. I'm pretty hooked though - having so much fun!
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:00 AM
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This brought such a smile to my face -just beautiful!
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That is so cute...........
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I love it! I think it is beautiful. :-)
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I think you did a great job for a first quilt, AND it's cute!
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I admit that I didn't really go about this the right way - I arranged the blocks in a random scattered pattern, and I think I would have preferred a more organized layout.
I absolutely disagree. I think the random nature of the diagonal strips really adds to the character of the quilt. It may not work in other instances, but I think it does here. It was hard to tell from the photos, but was the sashing between the blocks a strip of 'cheater' fabric or did you piece it from the 5 fabrics.

In any event, it will be greatly loved.
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Thanks, everyone!!

Stormwater, the sashing is pieced from 5 fabrics. I thought I was being super clever when I came up with that - little did I know that strip piecing is a pretty common technique
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No matter How you did it it turned out great. No Quilt Police Here. Be very proud. Love it. BrendaK
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Adorable!
Great job!
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Beautiful first quilt. You did a great job and I am sure the quilt will be treasured.
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