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Thread: Vintage nursery rhyme - quilt with friend

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    Two weeks ago my friend Juli and I got together to work on a quilt for her DIL's baby shower in March. Juli had found some nursery rhyme fabric at a thrift store and wanted that to be the focus fabric. She sews well, but has never pieced or quilted.

    I messed up her focus blocks by cutting them the wrong size and so the adventure began. She came today with her blocks - very disappointed - because the pink 9 patches were more visible than the nursery blocks. We arranged and rearranged and I think fixed the problem. Using the nursery rhyme for part of the borders helped - the supply of this fabric was very limited. So ... enjoy our fun day and what I think turned out to be a beautiful quilt top. Next time she comes we'll sandwich and I'll start her on machine quilting. This is the blind leading the blind as I know only a bubble more than she does, but ... we're having fun!

    I'm facing the camera - she's on the right in my sewing/dining room.
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    I like it!

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    Awesome!

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    Nice baby quilt.

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    Very sweet quilt!

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    Cute quilt! And it's so fun quilting with a friend or two!

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    Very nice..and what a fun day :)

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    Nothing like a collaborative effort! It turned out really cute.

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    There seems to be a dilemma or two associated with every quilt I make, thats normal right? LOL

    It turned out wonderful, her DIL will love it.

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    When we first started it two weeks ago I had her add sashing around the nursery blocks to get them up to the 8 inch size the pattern she had called for - and we carefully arranged them so the same characters weren't too close together then planned where the yellow and pink sashings would go to offset the gingham 9 patches. THAT'S the arrangement that was too pink to her - the top row was pink/focus/pink/focus/pink and the next row was focus/yellow/focus/yellow/focus. SOOOO I had her start with her focus - and put the ginghams diagonally - and that helped, but now none of the sashing is next to the gingham it was planned to be next to so those colors make no sense. Our Official Quilty Opinion about that was WHATEVER and we went ahead anyway. I told her that was my main lesson for her - WHATEVER! Do the best you can then let go of the rest.

    I learned that here!

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    That is really cute material and it makes an adorable baby quilt.

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    I like the idea of adding the nursery rhyme print in the border.

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    Cute quilt. Lucky you to quilt with a friend. Like the sashing where it is. Adds character to the quilt.

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    Lovely.

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    Cool pictures:) Oh! I see you have a gripper! My sister Dorothy sent me one last wk. and I love it! I can use all the help I can get when it comes to cutting fabric:)

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    The best part of the whole thing is having fun with your friend! And the quilt is darling!

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    I agree, the fun together makes it so worthwhile! It's a pretty quilt!
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    So great to see a picture of friends sewing together! Memories made and..a beautiful quilt!

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    It looks great! Some lucky baby will be so cozy cuddled under it! :thumbup: :D :thumbup:

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    What a cute quilt! I am sure it will be well loved by some little cutie!

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    look like fun

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    What a darling quilt , and so nice seeing friends having fun
    together, you both did a wonderful job with it. :D :thumbup:

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    Awesome and what fun!

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    Sweet :-P

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