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« on: December 12, 2008 01:02:35 AM »

    I made this for a close friend.  Her baby was born in Aug and I finished it a few weeks after he was born. 
  I used this block pattern to make the entire quilt top:
http://happythings.typepad.com/happythings/2007/05/scrap_strips_sq.html
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    When it was done I found it kinda plain so I appliqued a car in the corner.
    I actually had the whole thing pinned and ready to quilt about a week before he was due but could not decide how to quilt the thing.  I am usually just a free motion quilter but the layout of the quilt top just didn't "say" free motion to me.  So I thought and thought.  I finally decided to attempt quilting each panel in free motion, with a car shape also.  I drew out the car shapes with a disappearing marker and got to it.
   I then pieced the binding out of leftover fabric.  I love the different colors in the binding, I might do that again.  I gifted it to her and she seemed to like it.  Plus, I was over there a few weeks ago and had to run and get something from the baby's room.  The quilt was lying on the rocking chair in his room.  Smiley
  (Who knows, she could have done that just before I got there.  But at least she cared enough to make the effort. Wink )

  So here is the finished quilt:


Close-ups of the car stitching:



The car applique:


You can see the backing flannel fabric here:


And here is is after pinning but before quilting:


Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2008 03:43:57 AM »

I love the car quilting - it totally makes the quilt!

I'm sure it will be treasured for years!
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2008 05:47:21 AM »

Oh, yay, what a happy quilt!  Terrific quilting; mimiw is right, the car quilting totally makes it shine.
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2008 06:03:56 AM »

Lovely!!
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2008 06:15:39 AM »

I love your car stitching.  Did you do it by machine or by hand?
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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2008 07:00:13 AM »

that is absolutely adorable!  i love the car shaped quilting and the little car at the bottom!  fantastic work!
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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2008 07:34:03 AM »

The addition of the car was a great idea, and the car stitching is super cute!  Awesome job.
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« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2008 08:13:06 AM »

I love your car stitching.  Did you do it by machine or by hand?

Thanks everyone for the comments.  Smiley 
All the stitching was done on my regular machine at home.  I am not careful or precise enough to attempt quilting by hand.  (I also lack the necessary patience! Smiley )
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« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2008 08:45:01 AM »

The car quilting definitely makes the quilt.  It's very clever.  I really like the colors you chose as well.
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« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2008 08:49:33 AM »

I love your car stitching.  Did you do it by machine or by hand?

Thanks everyone for the comments.  Smiley 
All the stitching was done on my regular machine at home.  I am not careful or precise enough to attempt quilting by hand.  (I also lack the necessary patience! Smiley )

Quiting by machine still takes precision and care--especially to produce cars along the way. 
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