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E.D.
« on: November 03, 2008 10:17:48 AM »

My son's class is having a silent auction to raise money for their end of the year camping trip.  I decided to make a baby quilt for the auction.  This is the first time I've made a quilt to donate it was fun. Although the whole auction thing makes me kind of nervous.  Like what if no-one bids on the quilt?  Or what if it only raises $5.  Maybe I should bid on my own quilt  Wink 

Well without more chatter here's the quilt...

The whole quilt


A close up


And the back


I did a few things on this quilt I wouldn't normally do.  First I used a solid color for the back.  Usually I use a pattern.  I think I like the patterns better because they hide mistakes in quilting better  Wink  The second thing that I did that I don't normally do is that I made bias binding.  Usually I just cut the binding on the straight grain.  But with the roses it needed to be cut on the bias - I'm glad I did.  I tried a method where you create a the bias binding by cutting out a big square and then cut it diagonally and sew it back together in the shape of a parallelogram and then you trace the width of your binding strips and sew it into a tube.  Then you cut the tube out following the lines and ta-da you have one bias strip long enough to go around your whole quilt.  I thought it was a cool method.  Maybe this is the method everyone uses but it was the first time for me so I was impressed.
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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2008 10:37:22 AM »

Your quilts so pretty. I bet it will make tons of money but i'll keep my fingers crossed for you Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2008 11:21:05 AM »

I think it's really nice - I love the color combination!  I'm sure it will get many bids.
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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2008 11:35:05 AM »

That is a beautiful baby quilt. I'm sure it will raise a lot of money Smiley It is amazing! I really like that there are lots of different colors but they all fit together so well!
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2008 11:41:07 AM »

beautiful quilt!  I was thinking of doing the same thing for my son's school.  I bet your quilt does great!  Keep us posted!
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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2008 12:43:04 PM »

That's a great quilt!  Keep us posted on how well it does at the auction!! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2008 01:55:44 PM »

That's lovely - I'm sure it will do really well at the auction! You've picked some lovely colours that would suit lots of people's taste's,

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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2008 02:08:38 PM »

Very nice!  I hope it brings in a huge bid!
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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2008 04:21:57 PM »

I would bid on it! It's beautiful! I hope it raises a lot of money!
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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2008 05:31:42 PM »

Thanks everyone!  I'll keep you posted - they haven't announced the date for the auction but it is supposed to be this month. 
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