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Thread: Sweet Dreams in the Garden

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    Sweet Dreams in the Garden

    Finally finished the quilt for our new, and 1st granddaughter. She's beautiful, as if I'd say anything else. I had my daughter do some looking for something she would like in a baby quilt and I found a few things for her to look at, too. We settled on a pattern by Karla Alexander for Saginaw Street Quilt Company called Crazy Dreams. I picked my own fabrics and made some changes to suit us and give it more of a "for baby" feel. I just couldn't call a quilt for a sweet baby "Crazy" so I named it "Sweet Dreams in the Garden." I picked some florals, one with butterflies and dragonflies, some abstracts and a batik. We wanted it femine but not overly girly. My daughter loved the fabric choices so I got to work on the cutting and piecing. The pattern had an interesting piecing technique for the crazy patch squares that I'm sure I'll use again. I was nearly finished with the quilting when she went into labor. I was able to complete the quilting before they came home even though I had 3-year old big brother at my house. What a bundle of energy and noise, but I enjoyed every minute of it.

    I tried to stretch my FMQ skills on this one, wanted to do some new things. I did a meander with stars thrown in to keep with the celestial theme. There is a sleeping sun and a half moon with a ring of stars in alternating corners, thought they added a bit of whimsy and I had to add a bow in the sleeping babies curl. The repeating vine and the pebbling on the moon were fun and feel I can add that to my FMQ repertoire. Overall I'm pleased with the result, not perfection at all, but something she can use as she grows. Looking forward to making both of them many more things.
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    What a darling quilt! She will be able to use it for many many years and think of "grandma" each time she looks at it.
    Beautiful quilting I might add too. Looks like you have been at it for a long long time. You should be proud of yourself.
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    Beautiful!
    Maybe someday I can graduate to fun designs like that in my quilting.

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    That is beautiful. Great job!
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    It's beautiful! You're so creative. Great FM!
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    That is just gorgeous. Many sweet dreams for the new bub.

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    Adorable!!

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    Your quilting skills just keep getting more skilled and creative! I love the sleeping moon holding the sleeping baby. It looks so peaceful with the butterflies and dragonflies keeping watch. Love, love, love it!

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    That is a fantastic quilt! So cute. Love the quilting. And congratulations on a new granddaughter. I'm still waiting for one- have 3 DGs.
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    Just awesome, and your beautiful Granddaughter will cherish it for many years to come.
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    love the quilt

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    Everything about your quilt is great. the fabric and colors and the quilting.
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    very nicely done
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    great quilt!
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    This is SUPER. Love everything about the quilt. Quilting is beyond super. BrendaK
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    Stunning quilt. Congratulations on both the quilt and the new grandchild.
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    Wow, your fabric colors are gorgeous and I love your FMQ. Great job Grandma.

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    Really awesome quilt!
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    Lovely quilt for a lovely baby girl. Great job on all, Congrats on DGD.
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    nice quilt and quilting

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    Your quilt is precious. She will feel so loved.
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    Beautiful quilt with lots of fun details! Absolutely adorable!!
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    Stunning colors! Great job!
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    That is too COOL Love it
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    Very precious..

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