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« on: September 14, 2009 08:59:55 AM »

When I ordered flannel for making cloth nappies, I somewhat overcatered ... so I used the many leftovers for this baby quilt for my little girl. The circles were great for using up the small pieces left over from cutting out nappies.

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I was inspired and guided by this tutorial: http://andothersillythings.blogspot.com/2009/07/polka-dot-quilt-tutorial.html

Sewing the circles was kinda tedious, kinda fun. I think it would have been much more fun with more different fabrics - working with just two colours made the piecing a bit boring.  I'm really pleased with it, can't wait to make the next one!
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2009 10:24:24 AM »

CUTE! I love the circles

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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2009 05:33:07 AM »

That's lovely, and how brave of you to start with circles...

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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2009 09:27:42 AM »

very pretty and thanks for sharing that link, I never would have had the courage to do circles for my first quilt, well done!

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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2009 02:39:54 PM »

That's really pretty. I like the color combination, but I can see where it might get a little boring.  Have you thought about scrap quilts?  I have been getting more and more into them lately and they are definitely never boring to piece.  Great job with your quilt though.

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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2009 03:52:53 AM »

Awesome - and for your first quilt you went with Drunkard's Path curves??  Shocked Awesome all around! You are a natural!!  I am in awe of your first quilt!  Mine was squares!!

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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2009 07:18:56 AM »

Thanks everyone!

This actually isn't the first quilt that I have started ... but it is the first one that I have finished!  I have one quarter of a large quilt top sitting in the sewing room, and that one is just simple squares.  Yeah, I'm easily side-tracked   Grin

Scrap quilts are definitely something I want to try, but I think I need more time, to do more sewing, so I can accumulate more scraps ...

The circles really weren't difficult to sew at all, and the flannel was quite easy to ease into shape so I could botch quite a lot to make things fit together!  Anyone thinking they are scared of the curves should just have a go at making one square, it's much easier than it looks.
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