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cjclark
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« on: January 02, 2010 02:12:11 PM »

This quilt is for my new cousin, who was born in October. I will give her the quilt and the book of the same name (by Eric Carle). I thought it could grow with her well this way. :-) --Scroll down for photos of it finished off!

If you know the story, here is the teacher, which I did with a fusible applique method.


Here's the whole top, it's about 40 inches wide.


The animal blocks are in the same order that they are in the book..


Here's my teacher, compared to the teacher in the book.


I will probably just do some stitch in the ditch and outline quilting on this one, I'm not sure yet.

Here is some of the quilting


More quilting


The label - it says "Natalie, Natalie, What Do You See?" and then her name, my name, etc.


Entire completed quilt

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Woohoo! Baby Clark is on the way. Due October 24th.
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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2010 02:34:21 PM »

cute!  I just finished a Brown Bear quilt, but mine is totally different looking from yours.  I really want to see what yours looks like when it's all finished.  That teacher applique is way impressive, btw.
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2010 02:51:41 PM »

It was pretty simple since it was a simple drawing. I just traced each part of the drawing onto freezer paper, then ironed the pieces onto the fabrics I wanted to use. Then, I ironed them onto fusible webbing. After cutting everything else out it was just a process of layering and ironing. At the end I just straight stitched around everything to give it a little extra holding power since it's for a little bitty one. :-)
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2010 03:22:50 PM »

My kids both loved that book (I could tell the whole story without seeing the pictures now and in my sleep!) I love it... such a good job you did!
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2010 03:59:19 PM »

This is just too lovely. My 2 year old daughter freaked when she saw this. Brown Bear is her favorite book, and has requested it for her Birthday (which is tomorrow lol). Looks like she'll be getting a very belated Brown Bear present in the future.
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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2010 03:59:47 PM »

What a great job!  My girls loved this book!  I would also love to see Just Plain Goose's take on it.  
Your new cousin sure is lucky!  I am sure it will be a treasure and well loved for years to come.  Your teacher is awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2010 04:24:51 PM »

Thanks everyone. It has been fun to make. I have enough left over fabric to probably make two more, which I may do and donate to Project Linus. I just think it's fun to give a quilt with a book. I used to be an English teacher!
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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2010 04:52:31 PM »

Wooooooow.   My baby-daddy would love this, it's his all time favourite children's book.  Now that I see your work I recognize how it was just MEANT to be a quilt!  Good eye.
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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2010 05:35:28 PM »

 Shocked I am a teacher and I am in LOVE with this quilt!
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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2010 04:13:38 PM »

Thats so awesome! i love the fact that the texture of the fabric is so similar to the book illustrations Smiley
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