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OnlySiamese
« on: June 06, 2010 11:00:42 AM »

This is my interpretation of the Cascading Blocks pattern by Nanette Merrill.  The pattern appeared in Fons and Porter's Baby Quilts 2008 magazine.  I really fell in love with her pattern.  Cheesy


I really loved this fabric.


Sorry the photos are so dark.  Naturally I finished it the night before the baby shower, so I didn't have time to take photos in daylight!  Cheesy
I machine quilted a sun motif for the top and bottom border and rockets and comets in the squares.
The top

The bottom

Thanks for looking!
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myguybri
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2010 12:17:31 PM »

I love the futuristic, Jetson-y feel!  And way to get it done the night before, that sounds like something I would be likely to do, lol!  I'm sure they loved it!
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FoxyBlue
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2010 06:45:46 AM »

I LOVE this! I also love the sun pattern sewn in (don't know the proper terminology). Nice work!!!
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2010 07:04:46 AM »

Oh, this is fantastic!!! I'm in love with the retro kids fabric that you've used. And all the colorful prints and gingham are so sweet and compliment the focus fabric perfectly... Your quilting is so playful and fun!
Your version of this pattern is awesome!! Grin
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OnlySiamese
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2010 10:13:35 AM »

Thank you everyone for the wonderful complements.  Cheesy
myguybri- I really fell in love with the space kids fabric when I saw it.  It was hard to find something retro-cute for a boy.  I am ALWAYS finishing something up at the last minute.  I never allow enough time for the quilting especially. Smiley
FoxyBlue- I'm not sure what it's called either. I was calling it a sunburst, but I'm not sure if the rays would be spikier.  That was my "fall back" quilting pattern.  First I tried a space ship, but my curved lines were too bumpy.  Then I tried stars and I didn't like the way they looked either.  Then that sun"whatever"  Wink pattern came to me.  It's a lot easier to do because you can use the walking foot.
Malgudi- It was really hard finding and balancing those scrappy fabrics! I really love the look of Nanette's because of the vintage fabrics she used in the top and bottom borders.  Their motifs were large so it really balanced out the quilt. I couldn't get the same look in the repo fabrics because their motifs were much smaller. 
Thanks again for being so sweet.  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2010 09:06:18 PM »

I absolutely adore this! The fabric and pattern are great for a baby or a fun-loving grown up Smiley. I'd love to have this in my living room.

The sunburst/sunwhatever quilting pattern is so neat!!

Marvelous job.
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OnlySiamese
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2010 10:45:31 PM »

LimeRiot - Thank you so much.  Cheesy
  I want to make another one to keep too!
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OnlySiamese
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2010 08:34:27 AM »

I asked the awesome quilt instructor (author, etc..) Jenny Carr Kinney what my sun"whatever" pattern would be named.  She told me it was referred to as "Rising Sun".  Makes perfect sense now that I think of it!!  Cheesy
Thank you Jenny!!  Grin
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Taramor
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2010 06:31:12 AM »

Great quilt, and lovely fabrick.
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BoatsAndSews
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2010 06:00:14 PM »

Ok. A lot of my favorite things are going on here: Quilting, vintage, not-quite-red, and kind-of-teal. I wish I had a kid so I could run out and make one like this. You did such a lovely job! It's so much fun!
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