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sweetpea001
« on: October 18, 2008 06:09:59 PM »

I've been really loving the baby quilts these days.  Fortunately, there is a veritable swarm of new babies entering the lives of my friends and relatives so I've had plenty of excuse (not that I need an excuse!). 

I've been working on this one since last January.  I finished the piecing quickly but the quilting dragged on because I got distracted by other projects and because hand quilting in an un-airconditioned house in the muggy summer isn't my idea of fun. 

I started this one with the idea of giving it to my friend's second baby if he turned out to be a girl (he didn't--he got the bubble quilt instead http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=267680.0) or to his three-year-old sister if he was a boy.  It turns out his sister is very very picky about her bedding and hates anything with texture so a heavily pieced and quilted quilt is out for her.  Fortunately, our other friends are having a girl any day now so I decided to finish the quilt for her.   

Anyway, enough back story.  It is about 36" x 36".  My mother-in-law very generously donated most of the fabric from her stash of repro fabrics (Thanks Merry!!)

Without further ado:


Here is a close up of some of the fabrics.  My photos are a little washed out, but I think this is fairly accurate:


And just because I think it shows off my quilting the best:
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2008 06:19:07 PM »

BEAUTIFUL!!!
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2008 07:31:04 PM »

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LOVE IT !!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2008 07:38:59 PM »

Gorgeous quilt!! You did a great job!
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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2008 09:01:28 PM »

It is beautiful. The fabrics and the pattern are made for each other.  Hand quilting looks so nice.
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2008 05:31:11 AM »

Very pretty!  Too bad the girl doesn't like textured stuff - she doesn't know what she's missing out on!
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« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2008 08:09:59 PM »

You did a beautiful job!
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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2008 10:09:51 AM »

Such a sweet quilt! Love those 30's prints Smiley
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SimplySandy
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2008 04:16:50 PM »

I really like the jewel box quilt; I'd like to make one myself. And I really love the retro fabrics.
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sweetpea001
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2008 07:11:53 AM »

Thanks everyone! 
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