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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Gender Neutral Baby Quilt on: September 03, 2008 08:46:43 PM
Thanks so much everyone! I'm almost finished with a full sized version of this quilt with somewhat different colors... I'll post it when I'm done!
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Baby Quilt for a Girl! on: August 26, 2008 05:49:18 AM
I love this quilt. Do you use batting? It's seems nice and thin.
What color thread do you use with the free motioning?
Soso cute!

Thank you!!

Sorry it's taken me a minute to write back to this.  Anyhow, yes, I do use batting.  Warm & White or Warm & Natural is my favorite!  They are thin but heavy and 100% cotton so they shrink a tiny bit in the wash and give the quilt a nice crinkly texture.

Also, I tend to use cream colored thread for my free motion.  It's not very exciting, but I often see the quilting as a texture thing, not a color thing.  Also, you can't see my mistakes well with a light color on light fabric!  And while I'm quilting over dark parts (none on this quilt - but others...) I'm extra careful!!
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Gender Neutral Baby Quilt on: August 26, 2008 05:41:33 AM
Do you have the approximate dimensions?

Thank you so much! So glad you like it!

So sorry for the delayed response to this!  The quilt measures 45" x 60" - a bit big for a baby quilt, but I figure that way the kid can use it for a long time!
4  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Baby Quilt for a Girl! on: August 11, 2008 08:47:25 PM
I have a charm pack I'd like to do something like this with.  How big are your blocks?    It's been hard for me to find a modern pattern I like for this mama-to-be and your quilt is a great inspiration.

Thanks so much for your kind words! 

The blocks are 6 inches square.  So the quilt measures 36" x 48" in total.  That's a bit smaller than I usually make my baby quilts, but I find that when it comes to baby quilts size is so flexible...

I think you could definitely do this with a charm pack because if your quilt comes out a bit of a different size, so what?  That's part of what I like so much about quilting - you don't have to worry about a perfectly tailored fit! Ha!

I tend to make all relatively modern quilts... Please do take a look at my flickr page if your interested:

5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Baby Quilt for a Girl! on: August 09, 2008 02:04:21 PM
Do you use a regular sewing machine or a long-arm quilting machine?

Thanks for your kind words.  And I used a regular sewing machine... I can only dream of one day having a long-arm machine!! 
6  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Baby Quilt for a Girl! on: August 01, 2008 07:09:38 AM
This is soooo amazing.  Where did you find the bird fabric?

Thank you!!

I believe that I bought the bird fabric at sewmamasew.com.  It's Alexander Henry and it's called "Birdseed".  It also comes in yellow.  If you look around online, (ebay often has stuff that isn't in stores anymore...) you can probably still find some!
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Baby Quilt for a Girl! on: July 31, 2008 08:16:50 PM
Thank you so much everyone for you kind kind words about my quilt.  It really makes my day to read them!! 
8  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Baby Quilt for a Girl! on: July 31, 2008 03:20:22 PM
Thank you!!

The edges?  Do you mean the whole outer edge?  It's bound, which it the traditional way to finish a quilt.  There is a great quilt binding tutorial here:


Thanks again for your compliments!

9  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Baby Quilt for a Girl! on: July 31, 2008 01:29:14 PM
Just finished another baby quilt for friends of mine.  All machine pieced and quilted with meandering free motion quilting.

10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Refinished Sewing Box on: July 31, 2008 07:59:02 AM
Thank you so much everyone! So nice to hear your kind words.  It's already all filled with my sewing things and getting lots of use!
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