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Topic: Vintage Boho Star Baby Quilt  (Read 1512 times)
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« on: November 18, 2013 08:18:11 AM »

I made this baby quilt for a friend from a Moda Bake Shop pattern. It's meant to be a lap quilt and should have a charm square border, but it's already pretty huge for a baby quilt so I didn't really want the extra 10 inches on width and height. The border is pretty cute though, so it was a hard decision to make.



I started with a charm pack of the Little Red Riding Hood fabric from Riley Blake and some yardage from the same line, plus other prints that I liked. I had to buy a good amount of red since I apparently don't use it that much!



The basic design is making a 9 patch, then turning it into a giant half square triangle with a square of a solid. I miscounted and had two extra 9 patches (D'oh!) so I used them on the back.



I also pieced a mini boho star on the back to mimic the front, and then just kind of filled in the rest with some of the other cuts of fabric from the front and others that worked.




I love using diagonal stripes on bidning and love that this line had diagonal stripes. I bought extra to use on a few more quilts too, since I use gray quite a bit. I know I could make bias diagonal stripes from any stripe...but I'm too lazy to make bias binding!

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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2013 08:28:23 AM »

You know I love all of your quilts but I think this is my all time favorite. I love the modern design and colors and prints. I love the back just as much as the front. Wonderful!!
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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2013 08:32:58 AM »

I would say that you are the Queen of making both sides of your quilts Beautiful!!!!!!

I love this one...the diagonal binding is wonderful...great job on this special gift!
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2013 08:47:38 AM »

Love the colors and the design. So wonderful.
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2013 09:39:39 AM »

Gorgeous, Mare!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2013 12:27:59 AM »

I love it, and it just makes me wish that I could learn to quilt somehow.
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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2013 03:26:44 AM »

Beautiful work! I appreciate the work you put into making the back as gorgeous as the front. Lucky baby! Wink
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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2013 07:04:47 AM »

I'm not a quilter, but even I can appreciate your skills.  The points on your stars look so perfect.  Lovely quilt for a baby.
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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2013 07:27:59 AM »

This is my favourite of your quilts too, I love that the back is equally as fantastic as the front!
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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2013 08:24:03 AM »

Thanks guys!
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