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Thread: Quilt For A BIG Girl Bed!

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    Gosh it feels like I have been gone for ages (haven't been around much since September). It looks like so many new members too!

    "Life" happened, lots of good things though - a new job in Sept. and a new baby on the way (only 7 weeks left!!). We moved my little girl (now 2) into her big girl bed (going to need the crib for brother) - I was going to do something a little more organized but I really wanted to try one of those string quilts that I saw a link to on this board. So I used up loads of scraps to create this (it's a lot bigger than I planned as well but I've always liked bigger blankets anyway. Almost done, just finishing up the binding!

    Now I've got to get busy with some baby boy quilts!!! :lol:

    big girl scrap quilt!
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    Erin on her new blanket
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    It is beautiful and I'll bet your little angel is SO excited to get her "big girl bed!" LOL congratulations on the new baby!!!

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    It's gorgeous!! Did you just make up a pattern for your squares based on log cabins? It looks just wonderful!!

    What a beautiful wee girl you have. :D

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    That's a beautiful quilt! Congratulations on the baby. My baby is due in 6 weeks.

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    Thanks so much! This is the link - it's not actually a string quilt (oops I have that bookmarked for a future project as well) but called a crumb chaos block. Very fun (and quick too)!
    http://quiltingisstillmypassion.blogspot.com/2007/07/mile-minute-blocks-photo-tutorial.html

    and barnbum I just LOVE your avatar! Erin and I were looking at your sweet beautiful little horses on your website, we just love them!

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    Melissa....we are waiting for the picture of the new member of "our family"...Don't forget to post.... :lol:

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    Congrats to you too Melissa :D !

    Erin was due on 10/10 but arrived on 10/4. So I am thinking with this due date of 4/10 - he will be here on 4/4 (wishful thinking I know and if I keep telling people I will be early I am CERTAIN to be 2 weeks overdue!!).

    Hope you are feeling fine, I feel good but certainly a lot better when I get a chance to put my feet up!

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    The quilt is beautiful and the gorgeous girl on it...just makes it perfect...
    Good job... :D

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    Oh--new babies are coming!! How exciting!!

    ilena--I'm glad you two had a chance to peek at the website. There's a lot to see there. :wink:

    Thanks for the link!

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    That quilt is wonderful. Like abstract art! Your little girl is darling too! Boy are you going to have fun with your little ones! Take tons of pictures! I bet everyone is excited! :D :D

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    What a pretty quilt for such a beautiful big girl!! She sure looks happy with it!! I guess life did happen huh? Literally LOL Congrats on the new baby!!! (You too Melissa :) ) I think its great that you made it bigger than planned, it will give her many years of happiness and warmth that way!

    You're gonna have to get cookin on that baby boy quilt now...7 weeks will fly by quicker than you think!

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    It is gorgeous... She is going to be able to use it for a long time..

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    I like your quilt it a lot! Good work!

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    great job I love it and it looks like the big girl does too. Congrats on the new baby!!

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    What a sweetie you have there. Looks like we have some new quilting board grand babies coming our way. Hope you two will be sharing lots of pictures with us online grannies.
    Great quilt by the way. Scrappies are my favorite kind of quilts.

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    I really like that quilt. Congrats on the little angel thats about to join your family. Big sis looks like she really will enjoy her quilt. By the way she is adorable.

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    The quilt is beautiful and very cheerful looking. It looks as if the new owner is quite happy with it as well!

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    Thanks so much everyone for the compliments on the quilt and my girl!

    Erin is the light in my life, she is truly a wonderful wonderful sweetie, she amazes me every day. Can I get lucky with a great kid twice?

    I do have plenty extra of these blocks (I got a bit carried away) I could do one for brother and use a "boy" color for the border!

    I"ve already got Erin helping to throw away little strings and scraps and handing me safety pins when I sandwich my quilt. Next step - safety scissors to have her help cut apart my chain pieces! :-P

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    Ilena - tht is a wonderful scrap quilt. So colorful!!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

    Thanks for the link to the great tutorial. Hope mine turns out as nice as yours.

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    If you do try this quilt be sure to "throw in" any left over flying geese, 9 patches, or whatever you've got stashed about. It really adds some interest in the blocks!

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    The quilt is beautiful and what a little cutie Erin is. I love all of the bright colors you used.

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    hi chele what kind of blocks do you like chele pleaselet me before i start on your block thank you nellie

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    Wow..congrats on new baby, big girl and big girl blanket!

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    ilena, it looks like erin thinks the move to a bigger bed is worth it!

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    Thanks again everyone! Erin really does love her new bed and blanket. I was scrolling through this post with her on my lap and as soon as the pics came up she started yelling "my blanket my blanket!" She cracks me up! :-)

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