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Thread: WIP Baby Quilt for a Coworker

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    Senior Member Jennalyn's Avatar
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    These are progress shots of a baby quilt for a coworker's upcoming daughter, Elizabeth Marie! Such cute little girl colors. The pattern is Squares Within Squares 2 from the Quilter's Cache.

    She told me she was decorating the nursery in pinks, yellows, and browns. We work at an animal shelter, so the center squares are very appropriate! This will be her first child and I'm pretty sure she's due in August.

    This is only my second quilt so mistakes are certainly present. I'm most likely going to tie it for the sake of expediency. Should I also SITD or would just tying be adequate?

    Piecing in progress! I'm working my way through the blocks for the quilt top. Strip piecing is magical. In the background is an art quilt belonging to someone else at the Quilting Bee.
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    The layout-to-be of the quilt, minus border.
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    Closer view of the layout. Its cuteness burns me. All of the animals are fussy-cut.
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    Rows are forming! Strip piecing continues to be amazing.
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    That is going to be a great quilt! Good work.

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    What a perfect quilt for her. And it's going to be very cute!

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    so precious!

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    I really like the photos of the construction of your quilt. Cute quilt. Love the colors and the animals:)

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    Very cute, and perfect for your co-worker.

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    That is going to be a fun quilt to use. Besides being really cute, it is being made especially for the baby

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    It will be a fantastic quilt! :)

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    Such a cute and happy quilt! You are doing a great job.

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    Darling fabrics and colors for a sweet baby quilt. Do try machine quilting it, it will hold up better with the use that most baby quilts get. If you can machine piece you can machine quilt, just use your walking or even feed foot and take your time pin basting it.

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    I love it. Your doing a great job. love your colors.

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    All the blocks are pieced together! Now I need to buy some border fabric... gotta wait for a Joann's coupon on that one. I know just the fabric!

    Thank you to everyone for your kind and encouraging words. They mean a lot to me.
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    Oh! Also, what thickness of border do you recommend? The width of the blocks is (roughly) 36" x 48" total and I only want to do a single border.

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    That's a cool quilt

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    Maybe a 2" border would do (in the brown)...and then bind it in pink!
    Show us when you have it completed!
    It looks great!

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    Very nice work! I love it! :)

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    I agree with Jammin Jane about the border, although my preference would be 2 borders, brown then pink. It's your quilt, and your decision, of course.

    SITD, if you are using a walking foot is, in my experience, faster than making knots. Some people prefer one, some the other. If you don't tie your knots really well, little fingers untie them. My DH's parrot untied his quilt.

    You have done a really nice job of this. Be aware that a "perfect" quilt does not exist, however.

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