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« on: September 05, 2011 02:17:42 AM »

I just completed my first quilt - at 8:30 in the morning, to be given away at noon Smiley - enough time to take some pictures and wrap it nicely.



When my best friend got pregnant three years ago I decided I'd like to make her a quilt for her first child.
So I searched for nice fabrics, bought them, got all roll cutter and mat, and put everything aside as soon as a started my first job. Now she got pregnant with her second child - and I got to be the godmother. I finally started to plan the top, put everything together and even got the binding done in time for the baptism.




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and artsy shot - just because I liked it on top of the flowers


It's 1,10m x 1,10m (3'7'' square) made of 1 1/2 charm packs of modas wee play line, 6 panels, plus some contrasting fabric, backing, and binding
I planned the design with a normal graphics program at the computer, scanned all the fabrics, and played around with the colors. Finally, I decided on four different colored corners, and blending the colors between. (It's a very educational quilt Wink - four squares/triangles of each fabric, learn the letters, the numbers, and the colors... who am I kidding. The child will lay on it and burp on it, but it's fun anyways)
It's machine quilted - simple quilting in the ditch. Would have loved to do some freehand quilting around the figures in the panels, but ran out of time.
Learned a lot that I'll do differently for the next quilt (baste the hell out of the quilt, before machine quilting....), but overall I like the result.


Best thing - the family of the child loved it. Hopefully it will be an heirloom to stay.
C&C welcome Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2011 02:49:29 AM »

It looks wonderful! I love the color scheme you used. An heirloom for sure!
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2011 03:42:13 AM »

That's a beautiful quilt!
I'm sure it will be cherished for life.
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Are you going to throw that away?! Can I have it?!


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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2011 06:23:58 AM »

Great job for your first quilt, you did an excellent job on the flying geese - I love Moda fabrics - always make up into a nice quilt.  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2011 06:39:40 AM »

I love your quilt!
The triangles round the edge really make it, and i love the fabrics and colours you chose.
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2011 07:01:01 AM »

This looks MUCH better than my first quilt attempt! Awesome job, I'm sure they'll love it!
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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2011 07:16:37 AM »

Beautiful quilt!!  I really like the flying geese on the border.
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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2011 07:35:53 AM »


Beautiful quilt!!  I really like the flying geese on the border.

Thanks

I totally fell in love with flying geese Smiley they look fancy already and are still quite easy to make in the 4-in-1 method. Perfect since I needed for of each fabric.
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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2011 07:46:14 AM »

Just precious. Well done
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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2011 08:14:35 AM »

It's so bright and cheerful.  I love the gradation of colors on the border.  Your first quilt was pretty ambitious and you nailed it!
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