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« on: July 10, 2008 06:01:03 PM »

So I finished another baby quilt last week, but had to jump on a plane and didn't have a chance to post.  I have recently loved the versatility of half-square triangle in baby quilts or any quilts for that matter.  I found this really cute charm pack by Moda called Maypole? and kept saving it for a baby quilt. 

I decided to mimic the design with my quilting because I liked how it turned out on my zigzag quilt, http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=254340.0




I also did freehand quilting on the final border which was my first attempt at that!  I really enjoyed doing it and I really like how it turned out.  It was dropped off to my mom to deliver to my cousin's little baby girl this week whose name is Mary Laslie. 
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2008 06:14:00 PM »

Very gorgeous! Great colors and fabrics.
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2008 06:25:09 PM »

Beautiful! Love the colors and the white separating it makes them really stand out!
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2008 07:29:21 PM »

I love your quilt. It's very pretty and the quilting really shows off the design.  I know you don't have the quilt anymore but do you remember the size? I have a Moda Christmas charm pack and haven't decided on a pattern yet. This  would be perfect.
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2008 09:45:19 PM »

I absolutely HAD to bookmark this. I am a brand new quilter (yes, I escaped from the knitting board) and this looks super fun. Was it easy to complete? the colors are beautiful!
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2008 10:10:22 PM »

I love your quilt. It's very pretty and the quilting really shows off the design.  I know you don't have the quilt anymore but do you remember the size? I have a Moda Christmas charm pack and haven't decided on a pattern yet. This  would be perfect.

I did not measure it, but I should have.  I used the charmpack and 5" white square so each square in the middle ended up being 4 1/2 inches square.  The middle then is 36 inches square.  The border was 6 inches so the end result was 4 feet square.  (See you got to see how I do math!)  That is what I love about this pattern, you can do whatever you want as long as you make the squares consistent.  It really was very easy to do.  I cut 5 inch square of white to match the 5" charm pack squares.  Draw a line from corner to corner on the white diagonally.  Sew a 1/4 inch on either side of the line and then cut along the drawn line in the middle to make two squares.  Play with the piecing once you have your squares made (40 squares make 80 half square triangles) to form the diamond like you want and then add a border.  This is my third completely pieced and quilted finished quilt I have made so I am not super advanced and I thought it wasn't hard-although I have made a lot of blocks that are not finished into a quilt yet! Smiley  I think it would be an easy beginner project.
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2008 01:37:02 PM »

oooh, I'm loving that! Gorgeous design and lovely colours.  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2008 02:55:12 PM »

Audrey!!!!! This is soooo gorgeous!  I'm wisting away!

I love that you've been quilting so much and each quilt is even better than the last!
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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2008 05:35:30 PM »

Love it!  Great pattern choice.
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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2008 05:38:42 PM »

What's your fave method for marking your quilting lines?  Marker? Pen?  Washout or disappearing?  I need to get me a new marking impliment and looking for a good reco ;P
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« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2008 06:24:40 PM »

What's your fave method for marking your quilting lines?  Marker? Pen?  Washout or disappearing?  I need to get me a new marking impliment and looking for a good reco ;P

I used a Simplicity disappearing marker but it disappears pretty quickly sometimes.  It didn't seem to last very long either.    I used a different one at my mom's that was thick and blue on one side purple on the other which I liked better.  I will call her tomorrow to figure out what kind it was.  They both were completely gone when I washed it which I was a little worried about it being left on the white.
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« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2008 06:59:46 PM »

i like it ... im looking for an easy pattern for a baby quilt of my own for a friend.  looks nice you did a good job
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« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2008 04:52:42 AM »

this is an awesome diamond quilt.   I have to remember this techique for the future. Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2008 04:44:50 PM »

This is stunning!  Great job.
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« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2008 06:30:57 PM »

Absolutely beautiful--what a WONDERFUL gift!
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