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« on: October 22, 2008 09:27:51 PM »

Here's the back story:
My bf's cousin and his gf are expecting fraternal twin boys very soon.  For Christmas I've been making butt-loads of cute little clothes, mostly out of flannelette.  I had all these scrappy bits left over; you know, nothing big enough to make anything.....except a quilt for each of them!

Now, I'm not a quilter, and I knew it was going to be tricky.....especial ly because they're made up of 2" squares (1.5" once sewn together).  Some of the coloumns of squares don't line up perfectly and I had an issue with the backs (the backing slid slightly slanted, so that the bottom border of one was lined up on one side, and completely off on the other...by 1.5"  Tongue)

ANYWAY, I'm pleased none-the-less with them.  The fronts are made of cotton flannelette and the back is made of diaper cotton flannel, which is the softest thing ever.  It's filled with a double layer of 5oz poly batting, and I was very good and used all cotton thread.  I did it all with my machine, no hand sewing for me hehe but they still took about 8-10 hours each (counting all the marking and cutting and pinning)...Onto the pictures!


A close-up of all the fabrics: smiley cows, "hey diddle diddle", football, plaid, elephants and teddy bears


Here they are side by side (the picture is a little blurry). 


Here's showing the back.  Some of my stitching is a little wonky but I'm going with "character".  Each "ring" on the 2 quilts have a different pattern to them, so they're each a little different.


And a close-up of the back

Thanks for looking!  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2008 09:36:19 PM »

Major props to you!  I cannot believe you made your first quilts from 2 inch squares!  I would never.  Excellent job, the flannel will be nice for the strollers and car rides this winter!
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2008 10:28:38 PM »

Nice!!
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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2008 06:52:36 AM »

Major props to you!  I cannot believe you made your first quilts from 2 inch squares!  I would never.  Excellent job, the flannel will be nice for the strollers and car rides this winter!

Ya, as soon as I started sewing I thought to myself, "I should've made bigger squares" hehe but I think it was worth it

and thanks  Grin
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very nice great work
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