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IamSusie
« on: March 02, 2009 10:25:04 AM »

I am so happy with the way these turned out!  Two of my friends had miracle IVF baby girls born late last year.  I made two versions of the same quilt.  You'll notice that I made two versions of each block and arranged them into the two separate versions. 





This block is the churn dash and was a favorite block of my grandmother's.  I used a very beautiful fabric package that my mom gave me for my birthday.  I was happy not to have to shop for children's novelty prints when I made these.  I also beat myself up a bit for skipping the sashing and borders, but I think the design of these does not suffer.  I used packaged double fold bias tape for the binding so that step went quickly and easily.

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2009 11:02:41 AM »

Very pretty, bright and colorful!  How did you quilt it? 
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2009 11:25:04 AM »

These quilts are fabulous!  Excellent job.
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IamSusie
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2009 11:59:33 AM »

Very pretty, bright and colorful!  How did you quilt it? 

The quilting step is not my favorite so I just quilted by machine in the ditch at each side of the smaller 9-patch squares.  This block is a good one to showcase hand quilting motifs, but I'm not going to do that for a baby quilt gift.  Wink
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SimplySandy
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2009 02:49:05 PM »

I really love the old time quilt patterns and you did it justice.  Two very lucky baby girls.
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2009 04:47:49 PM »

Love the bright cheery fabrics, and how you reversed the blocks- what a great way to make them just a little different!  I've never made that block pattern, but you've intrigued me  Smiley  Really nice! 
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Dr.P.
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2009 05:06:07 PM »

These look great - modern colors with an old-fashioned block style. And I think the bias binding looks fine; I've done that on baby quilts too! I've done elaborate machine quilting on baby quilts and then found the parents using the quilt as a doggie bed or something - I'm obviously a dog lover LOL - but I vowed to not spend that much time on quilted gifts unless I am SURE the person will understand the effort. Yours are just right - lucky friend in so many ways!
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IamSusie
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2009 05:24:16 PM »

Thanks for your kind words about my quilts.  I like doing baby quilts because I don't get stressed out about the details.  Above all I want the recipients to use my quilts. I'd almost prefer that they be used to comfort the family pooch than be stuffed away in a "treasured" drawer.   Wink  But, yeah, no elaborate quilting on baby projects!
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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2009 03:54:48 AM »

I love, love, love, love, LOVE these quilts!! Did I mention that I love them?? I think the second quilt "pops" more. Absolutely fantastic job with those triangles - I could never get the points to match up on mine. I'm also a big fan of not using "baby" fabrics for baby quilts. Great idea to use bias binding too - I might have to give it a go!
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silver mom
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2009 12:14:21 PM »

It's colorfull and beautiful. How big is your block?I want to go a Walmart and buy fabrics at discount before they close the fabric Dept.
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