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Thread: Two New Baby Quilts

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    Junior Member Karenjane's Avatar
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    Two New Baby Quilts

    I just finished two baby quilts for friends at work, both having Baby girls, one is here already and another in a couple more weeks. I used a pattern from Clotilde's - Pick-up Sticks. I wanted something simple that I didn't have to think about too much. Things at work have been hectic lately and having something easy to work on in the evenings soothes my mind.

    I didn't care for the pattern name so I gave each of them their own, more fitting name. The first one, with the pieced green and pink backing I named Garden Fence. The prints were mostly florals and the pieced border reminded me of a picket fence. I quilted it with an allover spiral design. The second one I christened Tropical Sherbet. While the colors are bright and warm they made me think of bright colors you find in the tropics and ice cream. This one was quilted with a meandering design. The single motif quilting is also a mind soother. These were made completely from my stash, so I made some room for new acquisitions.

    These quilts are simple but I really enjoyed focusing on the work and not fussing over design, colors, placement, etc. and just let the quilts become quilts. The recipients seemed very pleased with their quilts. That's one of the things I love about giving quilts as gifts, recipients are so grateful and seem genuinely pleased. Even though I'm giving the quilt away it still warms me and I usually get a few hugs in the mix.

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    Very pretty quilts. I really like the fact that they are relatively easy patterns and that you used your stash. Your color choices, placement, and backs are lovely. You did very nice work.

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    Cute quilts!

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    Lovely quilts! Good to see the same pattern in different fabrics~
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    They are so pretty. The lucky lucky Moms who will be using them.
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    sweet quilts. The mommies will love them.

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    VERY, VERY nice! I love this pattern. Very different. You did a lovely job on both! Thank you for sharing them with us.

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    Don't know that I'd seen these blocks set on point before--love the way they look. Your quilts are very pretty.
    Thanks for sharing.
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    Pretty!!!!!

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    Very pretty, great color choices. The Babies will love looking at them when the get a few months old. Great work.
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    Love how these blocks look when set on point. Great job. Love the colors and the backings. Thanks for sharing.
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    I love both of them! So pretty!
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    Great pattern! I can see that in many different color styles, and the size is adaptable also. The border is a great complement to the pattern -- echoing the rectangles, but not exactly the same.
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    You did such a great job on choosing the fabrics to piecing to quilting. Love the names for them too! They are so fitting! Really lovely quilts!

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    Love them both! Like it that you named them too, cute!

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    Very pretty, bright and cheerful
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    Those are really cool. Love how cheery they look and what a neat pattern.
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    I love the fabrics. Very colorful

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    Very nice!

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    Very Pretty.......Love the colors!!
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    Both are just perfect for little girls ... they will be loved!

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    Love your choice of colors. Excellent job putting the blocks on point.
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    What beautiful quilts, great name choice.
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    So cute!!!!

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    They are pretty! They will be loved!

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