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Topic: A Super Bright, "Sweet" Big Brother Quilt  (Read 7380 times)
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« on: May 12, 2013 12:56:15 PM »

While I was making the baby quilt for sweets4ever's new baby, I decided I should make one for her older son too! I hadnít made him one when he was born so I thought it would be fun to send them both along so he wouldnít be left out. I happened to have a really fun rocket panel in my stash, along with a remnant I had picked up of this ray gun fabric.

The colors seemed to work together, so I pieced this bright quilt top together by cutting the panel in two, rearranging it and bulking it out with some strip pieced checkerboard.






For the back I created a  simple chevron out of half square triangles to be a focal point, and used up some of the leftover strips to create some more checkerboard.





I quilted around the squares in the panel, up and down the checkerboard, and then I outlined 3 of the rockets in each panel.  All throughout this project I had been trying to figure out some way of using the blue stripe fabric, but never quite fit it in, but I realized it would work ok for the binding!



Iím not sure if Iím pleased or embarrassed that all of the fabrics for this came out of my stash!
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2013 12:58:31 PM »

That is so fun and colorful!
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2013 01:01:09 PM »

Awww, great idea to make him feel all loved too! Sometimes older siblings feel left out when there's a new addition to the family & this is surely going to prevent that from happening! So cute!  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2013 01:43:56 PM »

Great quilt and what a way to make big brother feel special. 
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2013 01:56:22 PM »

Really fun!  I would never in a million years have created that layout, and I absolutely love it.  The checkered panels really off-set the rocket ship panels well, creating a great asymmetrical balance.  Love it!
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2013 06:57:37 PM »

I cannot explain to you how much he LOVES this quilt!  I took some photos of him opening it.  I'll upload them in the morning!

Was seriously so sweet of you to think of him.
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2013 07:55:04 PM »

That's just wonderful.  What a lucky kid!
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2013 08:44:13 PM »

I cannot explain to you how much he LOVES this quilt!  I took some photos of him opening it.  I'll upload them in the morning!

Was seriously so sweet of you to think of him.

I'm so happy he likes it! Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2013 03:45:31 AM »

It is great, I admire you and all other crafters having so much patient to make quilts.,
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« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2013 07:30:55 AM »

I just love the way you used the rocket ship pieces with the other materials, a great way to make it fill up the "empty" spaces.  I think it looks better than a solid sheet of just the rockets.
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