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A quilt - sort of - finally finished

Old 08-28-2011, 06:13 AM
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This is sort of a quilt, I guess. My daughter in law wanted to continue the bug theme in Sam's room on his big boy bed, but we couldn't find the Pottery Barn original anymore. So, I cut all those bugs off his crib bed skirt and bumper pads. then I couldn't find the right kind of fabric. I'm always on a quest for something. I was in Ikea about a month ago and saw the perfect fabric, except it was a duvet cover. So I got it and cut it apart. Then I debated about making squares or just stitching them and the stripes (also picked off the crib skirt) to the top, with invisible thread. What a job. The bugs had yarn antennae. Invisible thread is, well, invisible. After I did that, I made the quilt sandwich using warm and natural. Then I had to quilt around each of the bugs, this time using thread to match, and do more straight quilting. I did this on my dinky Brother mechanical which gave me no problems at all. Then bound in the lime green. He loves it. I worked on the binding while they were visiting, and he sat with me, chatting, then when it was done and I washed and dried, he played with it on the floor. He was so happy with it, which made it all worthwhile. He is 3 1/2.
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:21 AM
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Grandma to the rescue. You saved his bugs.
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:25 AM
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Sounds like so much work! All worth it, like you said, because he loves it and you love him!
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:26 AM
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I love the layout. Looks original.
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:28 AM
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Originally Posted by LoriEl
Sounds like so much work! All worth it, like you said, because he loves it and you love him!
You did well. It's cute!
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Originally Posted by bearisgray
Originally Posted by LoriEl
Sounds like so much work! All worth it, like you said, because he loves it and you love him!
You did well. It's cute!
ditto!!! :thumbup: :thumbup: dar
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You were very inventive. It's too cute, and he obviously loves it! Yahoo!!!
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Yeah Grandma. She looks like she loves it. It think it looks great. Love the design
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Yeah Grandma. She looks like she loves it. It think it looks great. Love the design
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Old 08-28-2011, 07:52 AM
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ahhh that is so cute....he loves his quilt!!!!!!
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