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« on: March 09, 2007 12:38:44 PM »

A few friends decided to do a "surprise baby shower in a box" for one of our friends who lives in Alberta who wont be home before her baby is born. We were all supposed to buy presents and cards and wrap it all up to be placed into a big box and shipped to her as a surprise. I thought it was a really sweet idea and instead of taking the boring route and buy something, I decided to make a quilt instead. My first quilt. It didnt turn out nearly as nice as I would have liked but I only had two weeks and didnt really have a clue what I was doing anyway. lol And here it is!

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I didnt want to give it away because I didnt think it was good enough but i'm sure a nonsewer wouldnt find half as many faults in it as a sewer would. lol So all's well. I decided I wasnt making any more quilts after this but my mom is already after me to make two more for some of my pregnant cousins. I still havent decided. What do you guys think?!
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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2007 03:00:46 PM »

its cute! and also looks very fluffy and comfy  Cheesy from the picture i dont really see any mistakes, and chances are a non-sewer would really notice
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2007 06:33:51 PM »

I like it! the more quilts you make the better you'll get at them too so don't be discouraged if it didn't turn out exactly as you had hoped!
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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2007 08:29:16 AM »

If you got your centers to match on pinwheels, and it looks like you did, then you're doing A-OK!  It's my family's tradition to make a quilt for a new baby, and I've made them for all my friends and close family.  It's become expected now, and I couldn't NOT make one for a baby.
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2007 02:05:44 PM »

oh I think it looks really adorable. 

Personally, I think we are our own worst critics.  Anyone who's lucky to receive such a gift should feel happy that you took the time to make it for them. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2007 02:57:47 PM »

You did a great job!  Your friend will love it.  It will make a great floor time blanket, it looks really squishy.
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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2007 05:14:43 PM »

I don't see anything wrong with it.  Looks great.
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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2007 08:47:29 AM »

Looks great.  I dont see any mistakes.  I think a handmade quilt is an incredible gift for a new lil one.  I'm sure it will be cherished & come in handy.

I say go for the next one.  Quilting seems to be addictive.  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2007 09:28:51 AM »

I say go for the next one.  Quilting seems to be addictive.  Wink

Quilting IS addictive. Smiley
Fabric addictions are fun.

And I love giving my quilts away just to see the smile on peoples faces, makes it all worthwhile
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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2007 03:51:46 PM »

your quilt looks great to me. I remember something about you're supposed to make a mistake somewhere on a quilt or it's bad luck, some kind of folklore.
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