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Topic: Kissie Quilt and Booties, Too!  (Read 916 times)
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« on: January 20, 2011 01:56:55 PM »

Here's a little newborn quilt that I put together for a friend. I had this CUTE kissie fabric as my starting point. I added the baby blue gingham (I just love plaids and checks in quilts) and then I found the red and blue bandana-inspired print which tied it all together. A touch of blue and white stripe was the finishing touch.

Usually, I pre-sketch my quilt layouts and figure out all of the measurements before cutting. This time, I decided to "loosen up" and let the design evolve. I began with the kissie blocks, then just added from there. Once I finished the center area, I decided to add the stripe as a narrow frame and then the sawtooth border. I love the way the triangles create movement around the larger rectangle blocks.

The finished measurement is 36 x 36. I like this size for a newborn gift...its small enough to carry here and there and big enough to be useful for a few years.

While I was making this quilt, my mom came to visit for a month. I enlisted her help to knit a pair of coordinated booties...they are soft, fuzzy, angora beauties. Everyone at the baby shower asked for a pair in adult sizes!  Cheesy

« Last Edit: March 16, 2011 08:48:39 AM by petunya » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2011 11:13:19 PM »

How adorable! I'm always scared to mix too many patterns, but this looks just too cute.

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