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Thread: Quilt for the baby

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    This is the quilt I'm working on for my soon to be born daughter Rylynn. I know it's big, but I wanted her to be able to use it for longer than just when she is a little girl. This is my first quilt so it's not perfect! I don't think the colors are coming through correctly either....:(

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    You've done a terrific job on it! It's adorable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by live2teach
    You've done a terrific job on it! It's adorable!
    Thank you :) I have 6 appliques that are going to be on the yellow and pink plaid squares but I have to send my mom to the store for some.... uh.... steam to seam? I think that's what it's called...

    I really am learning as I go :)

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    I never would have known it was a first quilt. Great job!

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    Wow - What a great job for your first quilt, congrats btw!!, so now we have two babies due soon :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by shellyp
    I never would have known it was a first quilt. Great job!
    Thank you so much! I guess the problem is I know where the imperfections are :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Wow - What a great job for your first quilt, congrats btw!!, so now we have two babies due soon :D
    Yay! Yes, and I as well am on bedrest. :( I'm hoping they wont make me carry to term... at my 29 week ultrasound she weighed 4lbs 3 oz... My mother informed me that babies gain a 1/2lb to a pound a week for the last 8 weeks! EEEK!

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    You did a great job mireelmar! What kind of appliques are you going to put on it? (I use Steam-a-Seam too!) She's going to enjoy it for a long time! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by mireelmar
    Quote Originally Posted by shellyp
    I never would have known it was a first quilt. Great job!
    Thank you so much! I guess the problem is I know where the imperfections are :lol:

    As long as you don't tell, they don't exist! :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by zyxquilts
    You did a great job mireelmar! What kind of appliques are you going to put on it? (I use Steam-a-Seam too!) She's going to enjoy it for a long time! :D
    I got these really cute "fab-liques" as they call them at Joanns. They are sooooo soft and adorable. I don't have the patience just yet to try and make my own appliques :) The quilt I was given by my grandmother when I was a baby has hand made appliques on it, and I contemplated it, tried it, and after many choice curse words and a tear fest, I gave up. There are just some things that shouldn't be done while pregnant, hah.

    I have a pig (my favorite animal) elephant, giraffe, butterly, sheep, and a lion :) maybe I should take pictures of them too...?

    How do you like the steam-a-seam? Is it easy to use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shellyp
    Quote Originally Posted by mireelmar
    Quote Originally Posted by shellyp
    I never would have known it was a first quilt. Great job!
    Thank you so much! I guess the problem is I know where the imperfections are :lol:

    As long as you don't tell, they don't exist! :wink:
    Never thought of it that way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mireelmar
    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Wow - What a great job for your first quilt, congrats btw!!, so now we have two babies due soon :D
    Yay! Yes, and I as well am on bedrest. :( I'm hoping they wont make me carry to term... at my 29 week ultrasound she weighed 4lbs 3 oz... My mother informed me that babies gain a 1/2lb to a pound a week for the last 8 weeks! EEEK!
    Now has Aunty Izy got to keep her eye on your blood pressure too??? lol!!

    My eldest son only weight 4lb 6oz at birth, he was a month early mind!!

    Just noticed your name...do you have a Spanish connection. It means look at the sea in Spanish..(I think :roll: ) :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
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    Wow - What a great job for your first quilt, congrats btw!!, so now we have two babies due soon :D
    Yay! Yes, and I as well am on bedrest. :( I'm hoping they wont make me carry to term... at my 29 week ultrasound she weighed 4lbs 3 oz... My mother informed me that babies gain a 1/2lb to a pound a week for the last 8 weeks! EEEK!
    Now has Aunty Izy got to keep her eye on your blood pressure too??? lol!!

    My eldest son only weight 4lb 6oz at birth, he was a month early mind!!

    Just noticed your name...do you have a Spanish connection. It means look at the sea in Spanish..(I think :roll: ) :D
    That's why I'm on bedrest, I'm at a really high risk for preeclampsia. BP hasn't been bad yet, but headaches, seeing spots, reeeeeeaaallly swollen, the whole bit. But no protein in the urine yet so we're cool on that. :)

    I don't have a spanish connection per se, my uncle teaches portugese and spanish at Cal State Fullterton and they go to Brazil a lot. I went, and absolutely loved it, and heard someone say mire el mar thought it was beautiful. I think it means either look at the sea, or eye of the sea. Not totally sure :)

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    Yes it definitely means 'look at the sea' it's using the imperative tense (mire as opposed to mira), we are just learning that in class this week... if I remembered it right that is - and of course it might just be spelt like that in Portugese lol!!

    You take care of yourself, at least Live2teach and yourself can chat to all of us here to stop the boredom abit :D

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    you did a great job on your first quilt. Your daughter is going to love it for many years to come. Take care of yourself and let us know when she arrives.

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    Great job on your quilt. I'm sure it will be adorable with the appliques added!!! Take care of yourself and get that baby here in good shape!!!

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    Its perfect ! Love the colors. I can't wait to see it after you have finished it completely. Keep us updated on the baby and quilt.
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    It's beautiful--so perfect for a little girl. :D

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    That is a wonderful quilt. It's great that she will be able to use it alot. My youngest DD has the quilt my mother made for my oldest DD and still sleeps with it. She will love it forever.

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    Mireelmar, CONGRATULATIONS in both accounts (1st quilt and baby)
    I to like to make the baby quilts a little larger to grow up with them. Love the colors,great job, I'm sure just the first of many.

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    It's beautiful. And what a beautiful name you have picked out also.

    Kyia

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    Great job.

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    Looking good can't wait to see the finish product and of course with the baby.

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    Great first quilt. You're doing a wonderful job. Those appliques from Jo-Ann's are adorable! Good luck with your new baby. And, stay in bed!

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    Great job kiddo..... Keep up the good work. You should be proud :D

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