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Topic: Le Petit Rouge - Quilt for a Baby Girl  (Read 1395 times)
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« on: June 08, 2012 09:29:58 PM »

I made this for a friend back in Michigan who recently had her second child. Since it was also her second girl, I didn't want to go over-the-top with pink. Her house is already full of glittery princess stuff, and I think she's probably over it.

The pattern is Pure Baby Boy from Moda Bakeshop. I used a jelly roll of Aneela Hoey's "A Walk in the Woods" fabric, which I'm a little in love with.

I didn't follow the pattern for the back, and instead pieced it with three "framed" fussy-cut squares.

The baby wasn't due until this weekend (though she ended up arriving a bit early), and I didn't have a chance to add her name before quilting. My initials and the year are embroidered in light pink.

I didn't pre-wash any of the fabric, which was a first for me, and it crinkled up nicely after washing (the other photos were taken before it was washed):

I quilted it with simple straight lines, approximately 3/4" apart (very approximately, as I'm terrible at maintaining a straight line, even with a guide).

The only issue I had with the pattern is that, if you have directional fabrics, they all will face sideways when pieced the way the pattern instructs. It took me a while to figure it out, but the example quilt was not pieced according to the instructions. It didn't bother me enough to change it, but I could see it being a big problem if you have a lot of directional prints.

Thanks so much for looking, I hope you like it!

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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2012 12:07:07 AM »

It's beautiful! What a great pattern, and I love that fabric!

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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2012 04:10:36 AM »

I love this.  It is the perfect quilt for a baby girl.  And I love that fabric line, too.  I never prewash my fabrics either and I think they turn out wonderfully when you wash the quilt.

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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2012 07:05:26 AM »

This is gorgeous! I've just taken up quilting and this may have inspired my next project.
Great job!

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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2012 05:03:13 PM »

this is precious!  I think you got the right mix of cute and girly without being too pink & frou frou.  Good job.

« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2012 01:04:51 PM »

Thank you for all of your comments! I'm hoping the mom likes it too Smiley

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