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« on: January 29, 2011 03:39:30 PM »

hello all! this is my first time posting on this board, certainly not the last.
i made this small quilt for our baby niece born dec 9. the fabrics on the top were my grandmother's/her mother's. she has given me a ton of fabric in small increments over the years. i hoard it like crazy, but a new baby is the perfect reason to share!
let's see, mostly cotton, the light floral is linen. the backing was an old pillowcase, washed and i think the gingham used to be grandma's curtains ::)the ruching on the borders was intentional, it's not super wrinkled or anything. store bought binding :/ really easy to use though. i know it's summery, but it was summer when i started it, plus she'll be in her prime baby-ness this spring. i really loved it even thought the quilting was wonky in the middle, it pulled, which is frustrating. her mom and dad seemed like they understood how special it is so yay.

close up, so you can see just how wonky it actually is:

sorry to ramble but a lot went in to this. thanks for looking! comments welcome as always!

i would go out tonight but i haven't got a stitch to wear
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2011 03:42:17 PM »

So cute!  I love crafts that are functional (warm) and still sentimental (fabric from mom and grandma).  Very nice!

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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2011 03:44:14 PM »

precisely! thank you!

i would go out tonight but i haven't got a stitch to wear
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2011 03:58:43 PM »

That is beautiful..and very sentimental...and extremely thoughtful. Thanks for sharing!

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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2011 05:47:01 PM »

I love the ruching. I would have never thought of that for a quilt. I'll have to try it sometime. Smiley

« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2011 07:17:44 PM »

Great job! It was your first quilt so be kind to yourself, its beautiful!
The baby won't see any of what you see as errors now will she? lol
You will have to make her a new one every so many years to show her how much you have learned and how good you can quilt by the time she marries!

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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2011 08:45:27 PM »

wow! how special and beautiful!
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2011 12:22:38 AM »

This is so sweet! And beautiful, I just love it!

« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2011 08:46:15 PM »

It looks awesome!

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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2011 04:36:51 AM »

I love the use of family stash -- the quilts I have made from family stash are my most treasured pieces.  Your color combo is nicely vintage in feel as well.  Nice work!

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