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armywife116
« on: November 14, 2013 08:59:14 AM »

This is just a simple half square triangle chevron pattern baby quilt I whipped up over a few days of on and off work for a friend of mine who lives in another state expecting her first child, a little girl Smiley

I love how bright and fun it is! Admittedly as I was putting it together I didn't know how everything would look together but when taking these pics I thought it actually looked like it was clashing but in a good way that keeps things interesting Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2013 09:14:58 AM »

I believe you balanced the patterns quite nicely. I like the bit of black and white that sort of balances out the color. And the polka dots are FUN! Very juvenile-like, in a fun and friendly kid kind of way. Looks like you do a great job on your binding, too. Many artists fight with that step, so I have heard. There are many different ways to do it...you just have to find the way that works for you. Nice Job! I hope your friend enjoys it, and has fun with her new baby, too!

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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2013 12:13:37 PM »

Great job, the fabrics work beautifully! Are you in the Modern Quilt Guild? Some of those look like ones we received for our recent challenge. Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2013 03:10:54 PM »

That is beautiful. I like how it's not too girly. Actually, it would work for either way, boy or girl, in my book. Those are the best kinds of baby gifts to give to expecting parents. Just because the sonogram says it's a girl now doesn't mean it will come out that way. The actual zigzag quilting was done very nicely as well.
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2013 07:33:13 PM »

thank you all for such sweet compliments!

And MareMare, what is this Modern Quilt Guild of which you speak? Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2013 06:25:06 AM »

It's a guild aimed at the modern quilter, founded by some of the forerunners of the modern movement. There are lots of chapters, if you want to see if there is one near you, you can check out their website:

http://www.themodernquiltguild.com/about
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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2013 09:09:43 AM »

wonderful quilt!! I love the mixing of the prints. It does make it very appealing to the eye!
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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2013 11:30:51 PM »

That is beautiful. I like how it's not too girly. Actually, it would work for either way, boy or girl, in my book. Those are the best kinds of baby gifts to give to expecting parents. Just because the sonogram says it's a girl now doesn't mean it will come out that way. The actual zigzag quilting was done very nicely as well.

Chuckle, chuckle here! And you are right. Medically speaking, we all start out as girls. And the ultrasound does not always pick up everything to view. But I agree. This pattern and design could go either way...and maybe be used with the next sibling, too. Boy or girl.

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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2013 12:46:21 PM »

Aww, very pretty! I was just wondering what size you made the quilt?
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« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2013 12:18:28 AM »

the mix of spots, stripes & chevron-ness looks fantastic!
that quilting job looks pretty great too Smiley
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ISO: 6 1/2"ish blocks of misc disney fabrics for "i spy" quilt Smiley
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