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Thread: My newest baby quilt

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    Senior Member adriansmom's Avatar
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    DH's cousin Rachel is having her first baby. The shower is next Sunday so I decided to make her a baby quilt. I decided to use the same pattern as the Downy Quilts since it was fast and easy. I started this about midnight this morning and finished about 6:30AM. I couldn't sleep, so I might as well sew. It's not done in the traditional baby colors, but it is very fun and bright!! I really like this one. The binding and backing will be in the same green as the inner border. She is having a girl and I think it reads girl, but not ultra-girlie. The focus fabric was directional, so I really had to concentrate on placement of the blocks and borders to make sure everything was going in the right direction. It was a lot of work mentally, but I am so proud of this quilt!! For the first time 99% of all my points match!! I think I may now call myself an intermediate quilter...no longer a beginner. A major accomplishment for me..took me long enough though!! This will be quilted/binded tomorrow. I am going to work on something mind-numbing for awhile. Enjoy!! I am now to going to spend the rest of the day hiding in my sewing room!!


    I just now noticed DS is holding it upside down!! It really does go the right way!!

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    Very cute, the print fabric is so much fun

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    so colorful!

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    Bright and colorful ~ nice job.

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    A charming quilt, bright and cheerful. Terrific job. :thumbup:

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    How cute. Nice and bright.

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    Nice job! I haven't seen that animal print before, very cute.

    Margie :)

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    Love that fabric! :-D

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    love those colors, that looks so cute, you did a good job :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I think it's adorable.

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    That is so adorable. I can imagine the baby playing, trying to touch the animals & raising her head.

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    Yeah she did a great job on this one!!! I told her so but she thinks I am just joking with her sometimes. Of course I never DO THAT!!! HA HA HA!!! She really does 'preciate the comments! Good on ya' Goofus!!! Ya' big ol' BUGHEAD!!! HA HA HA!!! The rotten DH!

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    Oh way too cute. LOve the bright green inner border--really ties the quilt together along with the fun fabric in the outer border.

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    That is so cute. What a great job.

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    Wow :!: I love the colours :!:

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    What a great quilt. The child can enjoy it for years beyond infancy as it doesn't scream "baby". How nice of you to make it for them.

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    That looks beautiful, and perfect for a girl. I think you can skip over the intermediate classification and go straight on to advanced! :D

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    That is just beautiful and may i ask what size is your blocks?You can for sure skip over the intermediate and go to advanced

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain-moma
    That is just beautiful and may i ask what size is your blocks?You can for sure skip over the intermediate and go to advanced
    The blocks are 5.5" finished. They were supposed to be 6" finished, but when I cut the focus fabric, I cut them at 6" instead of 6.5". I knew that if I recut them, I wouldn't have enough for the borders since it was a directional fabric. I just trimmed down the 4-patch blocks and then put the top together. Nobody will know but me and now you guys. Don't tell...it's our secret!!
    Thanks so much for the wonderful comments!! I see evn DH posted ubder here using my ID...what a guy!! I appreciate saying that I am an "advanced" quilter!! That really means so much to me considering the caliber of quilters on this board. I feel like I just graduated from the ultimate college!!

    The quilt is now completely done..just need to finish tacking down the binding. She better love this quilt or I am taking it back!! I'm so in love with it!!

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    Cute quilt!!

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    congrats on your graduation from begin. to intermed..! it really looks good!

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    :) I love it!!!

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