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« on: July 30, 2014 08:32:36 AM »

My sister's first baby is due at the end of August.  There was some super-pretty seashell fabric in my FLFS.  And there was a patchwork class at the local agricultural show today.  These seemingly unrelated events resulted in this:






This is a bit of a weird project - it's the first thing I've made that I'm not sure I like.  Seriously, I got up this morning, took a look at it, and pulled a face.  What manner of monster had I created from those pretty fabrics?  I did still take it to the show for the lols and because I'd made the effort to finish it in time, but I knew it didn't have a chance really (especially when I saw how many other entries there were).  I struggled with pretty much all of it - there was no pattern, just a picture I found online (this one) and a handy pack of baby wipes to give myself a basis for the dimensions - and had to "save" myself from some pretty dumb mistakes with greater or lesser success, such as getting confused by the French Braid (I managed to make it too narrow *twice*!), fluffing the lining and orientation of the pockets, and wrestling with the plastic, which I've never used before and which was horrible until I remembered to turn my presser foot pressure right up!  And I really wish I'd just done diagonal line quilting instead of following the chevron shapes - I think it would have looked much better.
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2014 09:58:38 AM »

So well done and I like the fabrics. These are so handy when you have little diapers to change.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2014 11:48:16 AM »

Thanks for the kind words!  Smiley  I wanted to try and make something useful but not "babyish" (I'll make a quilt for the baby too, when I get a moment).
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2014 02:57:06 PM »

I think it looks great! The fabrics and stitch pattern is really cool, it doesn't look super babyish right off the bat like so many baby-related things often do. I wish I'd had one of those when I was a nanny, or when I'm babysitting neighbor kids. It looks about a thousand times more handy than whatever blanket, if any, is stuffed in the baby bag for a makeshift changing pad. Your sister will love it.
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2014 11:29:42 AM »

I love it! The odd fabric combo makes it unique and hey - that's in right now!

And the patchwork/piecing is amazing! No one would know your struggles with it - it came out like a pro!
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2014 03:43:58 PM »

Thanks guys!  It looked so much better in my imagination!  Roll Eyes  Though in fairness I am quite pleased with the accuracy of the piecing, just maybe not the overall result.  Mum gave it a thumbs up when she saw it this afternoon, so hopefully my sis will like it too.
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