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« on: August 17, 2010 02:50:08 PM »

I named these the Eyeball Quilts, because I eyeballed everything. Not a single darn thing was measured, which kind of shows  Smiley

Three of my girlfriends were having babies two weeks apart from one another. I needed a project that wouldn't take ages to make, but would still be kind of interesting.

This is for Sara, who is having her first baby in a couple of weeks. It's a girl, but she is non-traditional so I chose this color scheme for her. Unbelievably, and unknown to me, she had decorated her nursery in similar colors.

This is for Beth, who had her first girl a couple of days ago. I made hers more traditionally girly, since she already two boys. I figured a change of pace might be nice.

And this is for Trina, who had her second girl a couple of weeks ago. I am a bit nervous about this one, since it was made with vintage fabrics (very much her style), and a couple of the seams came undone when I put it through the wash.

I mended the seams, then covered the stitching with some patches. Hopefully nothing else unravels!

Now to start another one for a baby shower this weekend. I really need to stop doing these at the last minute!
« Last Edit: August 17, 2010 02:51:21 PM by blue_skiesMN » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2010 03:29:39 PM »

Eyeball quilts. LOVE it. Great job on all of them and espcially the 'cover ups'. You have some very fertile and lucky friends. Don't drink the water.

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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2010 03:32:18 PM »

WOW! You made these off the cuff?! Shocked you have acgreatveye for colour and pattern working that way is risky but so fun and creative. It really paid off here. The first one is my favourite, but they are all beautiful! *this rocks*!
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2010 06:49:08 PM »

These are all great!  Don't tell people you "eyeballed" them, call them "modern quilts", anything goes!  I have also had seams come apart in the wash and if the fix is too noticable then I have covered them with patches too.  The patches you chose are great and look like they belong in the quilt.
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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2010 06:05:43 AM »

Those are great!  I love the non-traditional color choices you've made. 

I had to laugh about the vintage one... a few of the squares in my gramma table runner are the same fabric as the red, white and blue one you used!  Lucky you to have the whole cloth. 

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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2010 08:05:55 PM »

They are all beautiful, love the cover up... I think I did something similar with one of my first ones. Tongue

« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2010 10:28:28 AM »

Love these! Well done, and quickly too - though you'd never know it!  I love the patch idea.  I usually have just tried to blind stitch it back together which is only mildly successful. 

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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2010 11:37:24 AM »

They are splendid!  I would call them "liberated" instead of eyeballed. No matter how you call them, they are lovely and your friends are very lucky to have you. Smiley

« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2010 04:57:21 PM »

Thanks everyone Smiley

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