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1  Baby Quilt for a Girl! in Quilting: Completed Projects by ahc on: July 31, 2008 01:29:14 PM
Just finished another baby quilt for friends of mine.  All machine pieced and quilted with meandering free motion quilting.

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2  Refinished Sewing Box in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by ahc on: July 30, 2008 04:17:50 PM
I found this box on the side of the road on the way home from a party, and I knew that it had potential! Some of the legs were broken off and it was dirty and dull.  Loads of sanding, staining and polyurethane-ing later, it's so much prettier.  I'm an avid sewer so I'm very excited about it.  This box is going to get loads of use now!

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3  Gender Neutral Baby Quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by ahc on: July 16, 2008 06:45:29 PM
I just finished another baby quilt.  This time for parents who aren't finding out if the baby is a boy or girl before the birth.  Was a new challenge for me to make something that worked for either a boy or a girl! 

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4  Log Cabin Quilts for Twin Baby Boys in Quilting: Completed Projects by ahc on: June 07, 2008 12:16:22 AM
I finished the other half of the pair! 

Here it is:

I posted about the first one here:


And here's a couple of photos of them together.  I'm very happy with their balance of being a set but not exactly the same...

You can see the simple stitching in the ditch quilting here.  And their fun junglescape backs!

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5  Two baby quilts - finished! in Quilting: Completed Projects by ahc on: May 29, 2008 09:14:56 AM
My quilting addiction continues...

This log cabin quilt is one of a set of two that I'm making for twin boys who are on the way...just need to bind the other one and will post it when it's done! 

And here's a simple pink quilt for a baby girl who's on the way!

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6  My first full sized quilt! in Quilting: Completed Projects by ahc on: March 07, 2008 08:04:16 AM
It's from the Flying Geese Denyse Schmidt pattern.  I just made some calculations and made it bigger so that it would be full sized. 

I'm very happy with how it came out, but I really need to learn free motion quilting so that the quilting could be more interesting.  I also learned my lesson about two different colors of thread when quilting on a solid back.  I feel like so much white is showing through on the back.  But oh well!  Otherwise, I love it!

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7  Bento Box Baby Quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by ahc on: January 26, 2008 04:32:11 PM
Hi everyone! 

I just finished up another quilt.  Boy am I in love with the whole process of quilt making! I just can't stop...I'm very happy with how this one came out. 



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8  Lap Quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by ahc on: January 19, 2008 12:24:04 PM
Just finished another small quilt.  I'm very happy with how it came out!  The last step of washing and drying it really adds such nice texture...

And the back:

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9  Re: Baby quilts! in Quilting: Completed Projects by ahc on: January 15, 2008 09:47:39 AM
Thanks so much everyone!! I appreciate the feedback.  To answer questions:

I'm 100% self taught so there's been a real learning curve.  But the internet is just such an amazing resource that I have just turned to a tutorial here and there when needed.  Also, I grew up with my mother crafting like crazy so it all feels familiar.  I'm still a beginner - I'm yet to try really complex blocks or a full sized quilt.  Gradually I'll get there...The next leap for me is to try some machine quilting that isn't straight lines.

And then to answer the question about how I constructed the front of the blue one... it's from a pattern out of the book "Denyse Schmidt Quilts."  It's 8 different stripes that are put together into blocks and there's 3 blocks per row.  The blocks are placed both right side up and upside down so that the pattern isn't obvious.  It's really a WONDERFUL pattern and I highly recommend the whole book.  If you're a fan of more modern and less traditional quilts, this is the book for you.  And her fabrics are so wonderful too! I used some of them in that blue quilt, and in the green one too. 

And my current WIP is all her fabric as well! Can you tell I got loads of fat quarters for Christmas?!?

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10  Baby quilts! in Quilting: Completed Projects by ahc on: January 14, 2008 11:11:04 PM
I've recently started quilting and I can't stop!  I've been between jobs so I have loads of free time and have just been a quilt-a-holic... Here's the latest two!

And more photos:

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