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« on: May 12, 2013 12:39:40 PM »

I was really excited to make a baby quilt for sweets4ever’s new baby, and when she told me the color scheme for her nursery it seemed like fate. I had just completed the Quilt Block Swap Round 2, and the color schemes I had asked for two of my groups had the same color scheme as sweets’ nursery!



I picked all the blocks that I felt had the right colors and worked together well.  The pinwheel blocks weren’t as big as the wonky log cabin blocks, so I framed them out in light gray and then pieced them together.





 I had more blocks I wanted to use than could fit on the front, so I put them on the back. The back is almost another front! I improv pieced the back, and included a section leftover from the quilt I had just made a former mod, retroeva! It's the small blue rectangle in the left column with squares of gray chevron, orange deer, and light gray.  I’m really excited that this quilt has blocks from lots of different Craftsters, and from Eva’s quilt. You can see blocks from alwaysinmyroom, Donniesgirl, sloth003, homerof2, and waggonswest. If I'm forgetting anyone, please let me know!





I think here, on the back, you can see the quilting the best. I did wavy diagonal criss-crossing lines inspired by some quilting my friend Jen has been doing.





For the binding I cut into some Orange Painter's Canvas from Laura Gunn, my favorite fabric designer! I like the pop of color it gives to the edges.

I also made a quilt for the baby's older brother!
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2013 12:42:13 PM »

Stunning work! I think I love the back side even more than the front! Great color too...so vibrant!  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2013 12:57:53 PM »

Absolutely adorable!
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2013 01:07:25 PM »

Stunning work! I think I love the back side even more than the front! Great color too...so vibrant!  Wink

Thanks, I definitely want to try some more improv because I like the results...but it's kinda scary to not have a plan! Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2013 01:29:24 PM »

That is brilliant!  Nice colours! 

I love that so many Craftsters contributed to it.
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2013 01:42:51 PM »

That is fabulous!  I absolutely love it! 
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2013 01:52:20 PM »

It's stunning MareMare!!!
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2013 03:49:21 PM »

Just beautiful, Mare. The colors and placement of the locks is so bold and fun. What a treasure both quilts will be. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2013 06:03:07 PM »

Maremare, both of these quilts are stunning. I love the color combinations and how you balanced the designs.
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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2013 06:59:09 PM »

Thank you so much from our entire family, Mare!!  The colors are just perfect and the design is stunning.  It's so neat to have so many Craftsters included in it, too.

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« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2013 09:46:34 AM »

I love how it all comes together to be such a beautiful double-sided quilt.
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« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2013 11:09:40 AM »

That's such a beautiful quilt. i love the colors and the design.
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« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2013 12:17:00 PM »

Cute!  And I love the back
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« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2013 09:00:18 AM »

So awesome! I really love the wavy quilting too!
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« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2013 10:17:06 AM »

So awesome! I really love the wavy quilting too!

Thanks! It's fun to do,  but it definitely takes more time and thread than my other methods Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2013 07:17:50 PM »

this one is totally awesome! great quilt!
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« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2013 09:23:23 PM »

Love, love, love (A) the wavy cross-over quilting, and (2) the total reversibility!  Makes it that much more special with the extra time and thought put into creating a truly finished quilt back.
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« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2013 07:29:32 AM »

Oh wow, Mare!  I had no idea that you would be using some of the squares from the Quilt Block swap to make this gorgeous quilt!  awww...you did a great job tying in the varied blocks!  The back is also so fabulous...

Thanks for including some of my blocks...in a small way, I feel like I, too, contributed to this wonderful new member of the sweets family! Grin
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Ooh I just recognized two of my squares!  Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2013 09:06:11 PM »

Ooh I just recognized two of my squares!  Cheesy

Yay! Cheesy
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This is a Featured Project! Congrats!  Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2013 02:19:41 PM »

Oh awesome! Yay! Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2013 07:36:23 PM »

That's wonderful! Very beautiful work.
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« Reply #23 on: June 05, 2013 11:57:11 AM »

He spent lunch hour snoozing on it today. Smiley Cheesy

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« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2013 05:59:55 PM »

OMG, how cute is he?!
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« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2013 06:03:17 PM »

He's so cute! I want to scrunch him up!
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« Reply #26 on: June 10, 2013 03:38:13 AM »

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« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2013 12:56:18 PM »

Here's the front! Smiley  Getting more sunshine love today.

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« Reply #28 on: June 21, 2013 01:27:45 PM »

Wow--both sides are equally lovely and useable...and matches his clothes! Grin

How did he get so big already?  Too cute!
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« Reply #29 on: June 21, 2013 01:28:28 PM »

Haha, I noticed that!  Both of the kids' clothes match this quilt really well. Cheesy

I dunno!  He's huge.
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« Reply #30 on: June 21, 2013 02:40:10 PM »

He's sooooo cute!
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« Reply #32 on: January 31, 2014 07:45:00 PM »

Aw, yay! That is definitely one of my favorite quilts I made last year (and of all time!) Cheesy
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