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« on: January 10, 2008 05:36:55 PM »

Last summer I was looking at all my scraps and wondering what to do with them. Then it hit me! I will make a quilt for the twin bed we were going to be buying our oldest daughter (as baby #2 was due in Oct). So I start cutting squares- gotta love the rotary cutter for that! I have made alot of scrub tops, shirts, skirts, etc in the last 10 years and had a really bright and colorful mix of fabrics.
I cut out 6" squares, I then laid them out on the floor to find a great mix of colors/patterns. Then I sewed them into blocks of 9. Then sewed them all together until I had a twin bed size quilt top. The backing fabric is flannel, which I thought may help keep the quilt from sliding off the bed. However, a few months passed between the original purchase and piecing it together. I don't recommend that!  Cheesy
I ended up needing more backing fabric and they did not have anymore of the original stuff I bought so that is why there is a band of darker green!
Anyway, just thought I would share with folks that can appreciate a good quilt story!  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2008 07:12:35 PM »

Isn't it a wonderful feeling when it's FINALLY done?   Smiley

Love the colours ... and your "model" is a cutey-patootie, too ... great job (on both!)
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2008 09:38:30 PM »

Such a beautiful quilt!!!  I love that you personalized it for your daughter.
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2008 10:18:37 AM »

That's really pretty!  I love how bright the colors are.  And the back looks good too, even with the different fabric.  Great Job!!
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2008 02:01:47 PM »

I love it, it's so bright and happy.
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2008 02:34:40 PM »

Thanks everyone! That is what I thought, looking at all my scraps, that it would turn out bright and happy; just the perfect quilt for a 2yo's bed!
Already working on a square stash for baby sister.....
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2008 02:42:12 PM »

It's very pretty! It'll match any color theme (if you do one) in her room for a very long time. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2008 10:20:14 PM »

This is absolutely gorgeous!! Love it!!
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2008 07:24:54 AM »

That's really cute! I love the little embroidered signature, and in the pic, it looks like she already loves it!
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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2008 07:53:35 AM »

What a beautiful job and what a sense of accomplishment to complete it!
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