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Topic: Sesame Street Quilt (finally finished!)  (Read 11854 times)
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« on: May 07, 2006 09:31:39 AM »

Well, I finally finished the Sesame Street Quilt I was making for my niece.  I got all the patterns for this one from the book "Quilting with the Muppets".  It is out of production, but you can still find the book in new condition on eBay for fairly cheap.  If you're interested, you can check out this link for my progress pictures as I was making it & answers to questions:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=55090.0

So, here it is!



And my niece Alison in posing in front of it   Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2006 09:36:25 AM »

THAT IS SO IMPRESSIVE! Amazing work!
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2006 09:55:18 AM »

That's really cute. I'm sure you are really proud.
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2006 10:00:45 AM »

Beautiful job!  She will treasure that!!!
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2006 10:02:51 AM »

WOW!  are elmo and cookie monster made with furry fabric?  you did an amazing job, and look at how excited your niece is!  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2006 10:43:32 AM »

A perfect accompaniment to the Muppets Channel I'm listening to  Wink - beautiful work!
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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2006 12:10:44 PM »

great work anna!
i'm still finishing up the count (my last block!) and will be pieceing soon!
the quilt is adorable and so is your niece!!! i'm sure she will grow up appreciating all of the hard work you put into such an excellent gift.
can't wait to see the next one!
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2006 12:20:07 PM »

Wow is that a wonderful quilt!
I love it.
Your niece will treasure it.

She is a precious btw.

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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2006 02:28:24 PM »

Great job Anna-begins!  I've been following the other thread (and it even inspired me to buy the book).

Your Big Bird block has been one of my favorites of all them I have seen - I just love how his feather blend so nicely.

Roxy nova, I can't wait to see yours done - you have some wonderful blocks too!
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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2006 02:37:55 PM »

Wow this is such a great (and very cute) quilt! 
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« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2006 03:07:36 PM »

This is one of my favourite quilts on here.  It's definitely getting a "This Rocks!"
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« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2006 03:22:34 PM »

I love that quilt! It is so cute! I want one for myself  Wink
Sesame Street is COOL!
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« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2006 06:57:09 AM »

Thanks you guys!  My niece does seem to like it a lot.  She kept pointing to each individual square and laughing.  When I took the quilt away to take the picture, she got all upset!  It was so much fun to make!
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« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2006 09:25:11 AM »

O.M.G. that is fabulous! Nice job!
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« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2006 04:30:23 PM »

Holy cow, I'm impressed! I have only limited experience with quilting, but enough to know how difficult this must have been. And the details! The hair tufts and the fur...just..wow.
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« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2006 06:23:36 PM »

that's beautifull! actually I saw a quilt one time that was made by the actual muppeteers and such that this reminds me of. I think I saw the picture in "The muppets big book of crafts" if anyone is interested it's a really nice book
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« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2006 06:43:28 PM »

I saw a quilt one time that was made by the actual muppeteers and such that this reminds me of. I think I saw the picture in "The muppets big book of crafts" if anyone is interested it's a really nice book

The Jim Henson Company had a tradition where they made quilts for "life events" of fellow employees -- for the birth/adoption of a child, retirement, etc. (and  when muppeteer Richard Hunt died they made squares to add to the AIDS quilt).  The quilt book has a ton of pictures of quilts that were made by them throughout the years and it is worth getting just to see them, even if you're not interested in making a quilt yourself.  Each employee (the ones who wanted to participate) would make one square for the quilt.   
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« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2006 08:24:01 PM »

That is so cute!  What patience you must have to complete something like that!  I like the silver on Oscar's trash can...is that lame (luh-may...as in the fabric)?  Also, is that fun fur material on Cookie Monster, Ernie, Oscar, and The Count?  Very sweet!
*singing* Sunny day - Sweepin the clouds away,
On my way to where the air is sweet.
Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?
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« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2006 06:53:04 AM »

That is so cute!  What patience you must have to complete something like that!  I like the silver on Oscar's trash can...is that lame (luh-may...as in the fabric)?  Also, is that fun fur material on Cookie Monster, Ernie, Oscar, and The Count? 

Thank you so much!  Yep, Oscar's trash can is made out of lame and I used fun fur for cookie, ernie's hair, elmo, etc.  Lots of fun fur! Grover is made out of an old blue bath towel I had.  When I went shopping for fabric at Joann's for this project I had the weirdest assortments of colors and textures in my shopping cart and everyone was like *what* in the world are you making?! 
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« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2006 06:43:19 PM »

To cute for words ! I love it ! I saw an episode of Simply Quilts on HGTV a few weeks back and they had a segment on baby quilts made from the people that actually sew the Muppet's themselves !! It was very cool !! Yours is GREAT !

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« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2006 06:49:57 PM »

great job!!! luv how cute each character turned out Kiss
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« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2006 07:25:20 PM »

Oh this is beautiful!!!  I received that book as a gift since I have been a Muppet fan since I think birth...but I never attempted to actually try to do any of them.  I'm just getting started with sewing & quilting.  This is truly a work of art!

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« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2006 06:57:24 PM »

that is so awesome! You did a great job!
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« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2006 01:21:44 AM »

ok, I am freaking out, that quilt is so damned cute. Even my fiance was impressed (he=not easily impressed Tongue)
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« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2006 01:46:55 PM »

I love this quilt so much.  It brings back good memories Smiley Cool!
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« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2006 11:11:56 PM »

Aaaahhh, soo cute!  You did a great job.  Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2006 01:02:22 PM »

Thank you all so much for the compliments.  It was one of my biggest craft projects to date.  I'm such a fan of Jim Henson (in case you couldn't guess....) and it felt really good to make this.  I'm almost done with the Muppet Show one, I'll be posting that soon!
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« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2006 07:03:46 PM »

 :oThat is so cute!! I am so jealous of your niece!! She must love it!! I love how big bird's feathers and ernie's hair kind of goes out of their own block and into the border. Wicked cute!
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« Reply #28 on: July 17, 2006 05:48:13 PM »

cute! i love sesame street
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« Reply #29 on: July 25, 2006 11:27:25 PM »

after seeing this entry
i immediatly went and bought the book off ebay
im so excited to get started
and yours looks amazing!
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« Reply #30 on: July 26, 2006 08:09:27 AM »

your quilt is very cute, You did the Sesame Street proud. Keep up the good work and cant wait to see more.

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