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« on: May 28, 2014 04:50:25 PM »

I had made a baby quilt about 20 years ago, but nothing of the like since.
Then I found out a friend of mine was having a baby and I went to Babies R Us to get some stuff off of her shower list and it was not a pleasant experience, so I decided to make something instead... that something was this baby quilt:

The nursery was a jungle theme, so I used leopard print fabric and muslin for the squares, and I found this peachy-pink giraffe print for the back. I thought the squares were missing something, so I cut a giraffe silhouette out and appliqued it to the front. I have never appliqued anything successfully, so I thought I would try a straight-stitch around the edges instead of a zig-zag stitch. It came out a little wonky, so was about to zig-zag over it, but the more I looked at it, I decided that I liked the wonky line and decided to add more:

I think it looks like I sketched around the outline with thread and I really like the look!
I mistakenly used a satin blanket binding around the edges that was too wide, and it didn't quite work out when I ironed it in half  Undecided , but I'm still quite proud of it!
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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2014 05:54:17 PM »

I love this baby quilt. Very cute, but not too babyish. And the satin edging is perfect. Many kids like the silky feel of a satin edging. My son's favorite blanket had such an edging. Perfect, I'm sure it will become a favorite.

I like the raw edge, stitch/sketch edge...I often use it myself, looks fresh and loose.


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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2014 06:52:12 PM »

I much prefer that wonky outline as well...it does make it look like a drawing...

Love this quilt...very fresh and it will get a lot of happy use!

« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2014 03:04:56 AM »

That is wonderful!  What a beautiful quilt.


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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2014 04:59:53 AM »

Thank you guys for your kind words- I had a lot of fun making this and want to make more!
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2014 08:56:36 PM »

I love the giraffe!  The outline is awesome.

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