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« on: July 22, 2009 09:06:50 PM »

...who hasn't been born yet, so it had to be gender neutral, again!

Had lots of fun making this one, used only 100% recycled/reclaimed materials and quilted it with wavy lines using my walking foot. 12 blocks measuring 14" square, so slightly bigger than your average baby quilt - this way, he/she can use it right up until they're 3 or 4.


« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2009 09:10:05 PM »

That is really cute.  It's so bright and I'm sure the baby will love looking at all the contrasts.  Great job!

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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2009 03:46:49 AM »

I love all your quilts.  You're so smart to make it from recycled fabrics, it will make it extra soft.

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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2009 06:23:21 AM »

I love the intensity of the colors.  It's also very well made  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2009 08:34:45 AM »

That is so awesome.  Even better that it is made from scraps!!

« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2009 06:58:59 PM »

Really nicely designed!

I like the quilting too! Can I ask why you decided to do wavy lines instead of stitching along the piecing or another design?  And did you mark the lines first?

Just asking I've been trying different quilting styles and am trying to understand how they work with the quilt piecing and if it works better to mark or not mark, etc and was hoping to draw on your wisdom and that of the collective Craftster.  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2009 04:20:40 AM »

oooh I love this too. I think I saw your other quilt the other day.  Great work. Cheesy You've given me the confidence to try quilting one of my quilts. Wink

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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2009 09:42:24 PM »

MaMabel - it's a combination of not wanting to do anything too formal, and not having a lot of time to do it in! (I have two kiddos, aged 1 and 3.) I'm still a bit wary of free motion quilting - I can do it, but I need a big chunk of time away from kiddos and other housewifely distractions to do it in, which is not easy to get. Doing the wavy lines with the walking foot is sort of a poor-man's free motion. I don't bother marking the lines beforehand (see first point!); I just make sure that each line I do, I make it slightly different to the line above so it doesn't look too uniform.

Hope that helps! Thanks for all the comments!

« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2009 02:42:21 PM »

That totally helps!  Thanks so much.  Smiley
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