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Thread: Sunshine666 Baby boy Irish chain with Giraffe quilting by Feline

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    Sunshine666 Baby boy Irish chain with Giraffe quilting by Feline

    Sunshine666 is going to be a great aunt and I work with Grandma (Sunshine's sister). They know the baby will be a boy and grandma told me the nursery theme is giraffes. Awesome! I love giraffes

    Sunshine made an irish chain in all blues so I quilted continuous curves in the 9P chains and 4 different giraffes in the same dark blue thread so they would show. I used coloring book pages from the net for the giraffes. I picked 4 different giraffes and repeated each 3 times, with 1 of each reversed so it was facing in the opposite direction. I can't pick a favorite they are all so cute! But I really like the walking one and the running one.

    After quilting the giraffes and CC in the chains, I had some pretty big open unquilted spaces that were more than 4" apart which was my batting minimum. So I switched thread colors to match the background baby blue color and quilted continuous feather leaves (some call them molar feathers or Asian feathers) They blended in beautifully and just added a bit of texture so the giraffes still stand out. I had loads of fun with this quilt.

    Techy stuff. The dark blue thread is Filtec Cairo cotton. The baby blue is Isacord. Bobbin thread is magnaglide prewounds in white (also from Filtec) and batting is Legacy 80-20 blend

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    Here are closeups of each of the giraffes
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    And of course it wouldn't be a post by me without the gratuitous back shot

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    Oh, I absolutely love the quilting. It brings everything together! GREAT job!

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    What a great boy quilt. They will love it!!!

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    awesome quilt,beautiful
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    The quilt is beautiful and your quilting is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the giraffes!! Great job all around!

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    You did a really great job on that quilt. Just perfect for a baby.

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    Quilting is terrific on this beautiful quilt!
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    awesome - that is one lucky little boy!

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    How clever and so pretty. That is just one beautiful job of quilting!

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    ​Great quilt and quilting!

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    Those giraffes are darling. Your quilt is really cute for a precious little boy.

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    Great quilt and quilting! I am sure it will be treasured!
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    Totally AWESOME. Of course I would have to have elephants. Was it hard to do the giraffes?Where did you get the pictures? BrendaK
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    I love the traditional patterns such as Irish Chain and this one is beautiful. She did a great job with the piecing and fabrics and your quilting is absolutely amazing! Those giraffes are incredible! You are a very talented quilter. How gorgeous is that back?

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    You, my friend, are amazingly creative. You saw it--then created it. Bravo!!

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    very nice i like the colors!!!
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    nice quilt and quilting

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    What a treasure!

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    The quilting is just beautiful, love those Giraffes,and the qulit is special as well.
    God Bless you all.
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    Awesome quilting!
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    That is beyond awesome!

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    Great quilt and quilting!

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    Nice work!
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    Feline...you are awesome!!! Thank you so much.

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