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Topic: Baby blanket - my first quilting project  (Read 1372 times)
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« on: January 23, 2011 03:40:00 AM »

After having shied away from patchworking/quilting projects for all throughout my sewing life (15 yrs+) I faced the challenge and came up with this baby blanket made from hexagons which seemed both easy to handle for a beginner like me, sturdy enough for a 5 months old mini owlet and somewhat appealing to look at.

Heres a detailed shot showing a glimpse of the great, incomparably cute mushroom fabric I found for lining the back of the piece:

It took me approximately one month to finish, lots of hand-sewing were involved as well as nightly sewing-sessions and I was progressing rather slowly both due to being a beginner in this technique and due to the little owlet, now owner of the blanket. All in all Im quite happy with it, its kinda addicting to see how the pieces fall into place -literally! Anyhow, Im planning to do my next quilt all by hand, so much more accurate than doing it with the machine!

Theres a detailed img-heavy making-of-photo story on my blog starting out here http://bohemiancrafting.blogspot.com/2011/01/patchwork-blanket-in-making.html:

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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2011 07:16:32 AM »

Welcome to the quilting addiction!!  Your first quilt looks great, and may it be the first of many quilts to come.

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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2011 09:59:27 AM »

Good grief that's cool! Great job!
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2011 10:16:56 AM »

Thank you Smiley! Its the perfect use for my fabric stash which Ive been carrying around for almost two decades now. So good to see it finally being put to a good use!

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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2011 10:56:12 PM »

wonderful job!! how did u not go crazy doing this pattern! it makes my eyes go @_@! but I love that it does that! haha almost like an optical illusion!
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2011 02:44:30 AM »

Thanks Grin! I only noticed this kind of "optical illusion"-effect when going through the photos I took of the piece and it made me dizzy Grin! Its not that strong when it lies on the sofa because the structure of the fabrics kinda breaks the illusion.

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