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Topic: Le Petit Rouge Take 2 - (Another) Quilt for a Baby Girl  (Read 861 times)
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« on: July 30, 2013 12:24:10 PM »


It's baby season in my world (I have four friends due in December alone), and I'm trying to make something for each of them. I am currently unemployed (turns out it's not a good idea to work for a government contractor when sequestration hits), so I have quite a bit of time available, but no real income. For this quilt, I used leftovers fabric from a jelly roll of Aneela Hoey's "A Walk in the Woods" fabric that I used for a quilt last year. The pattern is super simple (I have an excel chart of everything, if anyone's interested, I'm not sure I can call it a "pattern" per se, just a guide).


The squares finish at 2", with 4" of white space in between. I quilted the whole thing in a grid, which looks great from afar, and slightly wonky close up.



I had other plans for piecing the back, but ran out of the Moda Bella white and had to improvise. I like how it turned out in the end though.


I waited to finish the quilt until the baby was born this time, and embroidered the center square with her full name and birth date (which have been partially blurred to protect the innocent).

It's fairly simple, but sweet. Now I just need to get it in the mail and off to Seattle!

Thanks so much for looking Smiley

P.S. Here's a link to my first Petit Rouge quilt.
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2013 02:09:10 PM »

Very sweet and one of the best uses of wee bits of that print I've seen!
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2013 12:49:08 AM »

Very pretty! A great use of small pieces of patterned fabric.
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2013 07:13:10 PM »

This is super sweet! I like the pieced back and what a great use for small pieces of fabric. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2013 05:11:39 AM »

Ahhh, so sweet!  Love it!
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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2013 09:37:00 AM »

Thank you all so much!
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