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Topic: A "Sweet” Craftster Collaboration Baby Quilt  (Read 4994 times)
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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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