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    FuzzyKitty ... absolutely adorable!!!!! I'll skip on over and check out the other link. I'm sure your friend is very appreciative and it will be a keeper for baby Mogen!

    HappyKidsHappyLife ... That`s a cute quilt ... now maybe you`ll join us on this thread and make something based on character(s) that your kids are into now. Or like many of the others on this thread, something that the quilter is into!

    Works4Me ... Glad that you have been able to get back to Franky! I bet that he has enjoyed watching over you as you worked on your other projects. Looking forward to seeing him again soon!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    FuzzyKitty ... absolutely adorable!!!!! I'll skip on over and check out the other link. I'm sure your friend is very appreciative and it will be a keeper for baby Mogen!
    Aww, thanks! and hehe, I knew I forgot something...the translation! "Mögen Deine Träume Dich beflügen!" is German for "May your dreams lend you wings!" I anonymized the baby's name on the fabric card in the owl's mouth above the label (hence the strange thick black line), wasn't sure if mom and dad wanted it posted or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzykittenbutt View Post
    Aww, thanks! and hehe, I knew I forgot something...the translation! "Mögen Deine Träume Dich beflügen!" is German for "May your dreams lend you wings!" I anonymized the baby's name on the fabric card in the owl's mouth above the label (hence the strange thick black line), wasn't sure if mom and dad wanted it posted or not.
    I bet you had a laugh on me!
    And to think I saw that black line ... and didnt clue in!

    It's still a specially thought thru gift for the Baby ... and certainly is going to be a keeper.
    Will the Mom use it? Or keep it for a show quilt only?
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    I bet you had a laugh on me!
    And to think I saw that black line ... and didnt clue in!

    It's still a specially thought thru gift for the Baby ... and certainly is going to be a keeper.
    Will the Mom use it? Or keep it for a show quilt only?
    hehe.

    Yep, she's already using it...I made it very clear that the baby is allowed to get the quilt dirty and that it's meant to be used and loved. :-) He has already been laying on it checking out all the colors and patterns...she said the first time he did so was the longest he had ever laid on his stomach alone without crying, so I guess he approves. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzykittenbutt View Post
    hehe.

    Yep, she's already using it...I made it very clear that the baby is allowed to get the quilt dirty and that it's meant to be used and loved. :-) He has already been laying on it checking out all the colors and patterns...she said the first time he did so was the longest he had ever laid on his stomach alone without crying, so I guess he approves. :-)
    What a grand story and memory of it being used!
    I gave my Ted E. Bear quilt to a baby, and made it clear it was to be used.
    She told me oh yes .... and when I checked another time, I found out that yes, they use it ... though when it's on the floor, they cover it with a sheet, to keep it clean! Well, at least it's being used!
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    What a wonderful idea - design someone to be the center of my garden quilt - like Bea butterfly or Chester chipmunk. Or Wanda the Herbalist I will have to get to work on that one. Maybe I can finish that 20 year old quilt now

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyKassy View Post
    What a wonderful idea - design someone to be the center of my garden quilt - like Bea butterfly or Chester chipmunk. Or Wanda the Herbalist I will have to get to work on that one. Maybe I can finish that 20 year old quilt now
    Go for it!!!!
    And right now with snow on the ground, it'd be a welcome site to see!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyKassy View Post
    What a wonderful idea - design someone to be the center of my garden quilt - like Bea butterfly or Chester chipmunk. Or Wanda the Herbalist I will have to get to work on that one. Maybe I can finish that 20 year old quilt now
    haha, wanda the herbalist sounds super cute! Can't wait to see what you decide on and how it turns out! :-)

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    Fuzzy - the quilt turned out beautifully. Such a lucky baby to have such a wonderful item all their own. Nice to know it is being loved already.

    LadyKassy - Glad you are going to join us. Like others I'm sure, I'm really curious about Wanda the Herbalist. Sounds like a lot of fun. The other ideas sound great, too.

    happykids - hope we can inspire you to start another character quilt and join us in the fun. The variety here, as you've already seen, is amazing.

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    Thank you ladies, I actually had just started quilting and with a church group we ended up with 600 various size quilts to donate to charity. I love it when we can get together with friends and share our love of sewing. I am into owls now and I think the next project will have one on it.

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    I love your quilt. What a wonderful way to celebrate a friendship. Thanks for sharing!

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    Works for me- Thanks, I am excited to keep the sewing bug going. I am making it into my home business actually. So I will have to post what cute projects I encounter.

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    Jeremiah the frog

    I can't believe it's been months since I've worked on this. I finished the lilypads the other night. Now I'm deciding what to put around the off center strips. What do you think?
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    Looking Good! You asked about the off-centre strips. Are you meaning the plaid in the centre next to Jeremiah? Try some of that darkish blue, as I think it'll help pull all together, and has a good water-like look to it. Is the plaid your borders? Or your design wall?
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    The plaid is my design wall. That dark blue is a pretty batik and will have to get more of it. might use that for borders too. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kuseta View Post
    The plaid is my design wall. That dark blue is a pretty batik and will have to get more of it. might use that for borders too. Thanks.
    Audition it, before you commit to the purchase. I think it will be lovely, and help let everything look like it is floating on a pond. Though IRL auditioning is your best way to check and know!

    Your white paper cut out ... is that your quilting template for over top of the lilypads? (which look like pac men!) Great idea!!!
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    The white paper is a lily. I might applique a few on the lily pads and then quilt the others with the same pattern. They do look like PacMen. That might be my next quilt because I really enjoy the drunkard's path pattern.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kuseta View Post
    The white paper is a lily. I might applique a few on the lily pads and then quilt the others with the same pattern. They do look like PacMen. That might be my next quilt because I really enjoy the drunkard's path pattern.
    That'd be a perfect touch ... a few pads in bloom, and some not. Maybe some frogs quilted in the background too?
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    Jeremiah the frog

    Here he is, almost done. the top is together, I'm still going to applique some white lilies on a few of the lily pads. the paisley type fabric at the top and bottom was the inspiration for the whole thing. I bought it without any plan and should have gotten more, but oh well. I have a very bright yellow-green for binding that should frame it well.
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    I like it , I have followed all thru this thread. I have not created and original just finishing a Dear Jane, I call my scrappy DJ. all scraps. Jo
    Landscape quilts and needle turn applique favs.Antlers,Ok

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    kuseta, it looks wonderful. Nicely done.

    jolo - this thread continues as long as there is interest so feel free to start a new character project and share with us. We'd love to see it.

    As to Franky, he is currently a kitty pillow as he patiently waits for me to finish a couple of other projects so I can get back to his quilting.

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    Just found this thread. Nice idea. Think I'll try something with the forest in mind. Maybe a deer eating my garden. Or a bear in the garbage can. Or the scrawny wild turkeys..... Another creative mind takes off.....

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    Way cute and how creative you both are!

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    petthefabric - sounds fun. I hope you do join us.

    T-Anne - thanks for looking. I hope we can entice you to join the fun.

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    Franky has come out of hiding. The centre section is quilted and I am starting the outer blocks now. I hope to keep rolling along and finish ahead of my original BOM schedule.

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