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« on: January 25, 2014 02:43:07 PM »

  This was originally going to be a baby quilt, but even after the rest of the nursery was finished--curtain, crib skirt, boppy pillow cover--the fabric for the quilt sat in a pile for two years. Now, eight weeks from delivering baby #2, I had overwhelming urge to finally finish this quilt! It took a week of naptimes and evenings, but I got it done.So now it's a toddler quilt, finished just in time for Jack's 2nd birthday.

I used my walking foot on my machine for the actual quilting, which I call "wonky stars." I wasn't worried about perfection since I'm not a very experienced quilter and the walking foot is finicky. And actually I think that the wonkiness turned out charming looking rather than dumb. I used a variegated light/dark blue thread for the quilting which looks really cool up close.

It's hard to see in the pics, but the fabric is dark blue "galaxy" fabric, light blue with white stars, and the back is black minky. I used satin blanket binding for the edge. The pattern was free from the quilts for kids site--extremely easy to follow directions with the amounts of each fabric needed included in the directions--vital for a newbie quilter like me!

I definitely do NOT love quilting compared to my other hobbies, but I do really like quilts so I will probably make more once I forget how annoying making them is!









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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2014 04:50:01 PM »

Great job!  I love the wonky stars - so much easier to make them wonky than to make them perfect Smiley

Quilting gets easier as you go; if you can work with satiny binding you can do anything!
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2014 09:19:48 PM »

Lovely colors on your quilt.
I definitely do NOT love quilting compared to my other hobbies, but I do really like quilts so I will probably make more once I forget how annoying making them is!
as a beginner quilter, i tend to agree with you! Wink
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