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schtankylu
« on: June 17, 2008 11:37:10 AM »

...My first baby quilt, that's what!

Background: I've made one top and know enough to press all my seams and have patience. I am always checking out quilting books, reading them, and then never doing anything with my 'booksmarts.' Our good friends are moving back to NC from CO with a new baby in tow, and they LOVE NC State Wolfpack (red, black and white). Enter the awesome book 40 Fabulous Quick-Cut Quilts by Evelyn Sloppy. This pattern is called "Fall Frolic."

I know that if I had more time and really wanted to teach myself, I could have gotten a walking foot and done some really fun quilting with the squares, as well as really taught myself binding techniques. For now, it was just enough of my sanity and patience to get the top done and stitch in the ditch.

It's not perfect by any means, but I grade myself a B- for my first completed project just by reading books!! Self-taught yay!

Completed Quilt:


A close-up of his initials:


My attempt at overlapping binded edges:


Ready to deliver at dinner tonight:



A sample of the "boy" fabrics


I cannot wait to make another quilt probably using Bento Box pattern or some strip piecing. I REALLY enjoyed the process and learned that I am more excited to give it away than keep it.

I am off to sew a Cheytown shirt/dress for a toddler! Fun times!

Thanks for looking! Kiss
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seetulane
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2008 11:49:33 AM »

I give you an A for first practical exercise.  It's a whole lot better than mine trust me.
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susankg53
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2008 01:26:45 PM »

Give yourself more credit. It's beautiful, love the colors. I'm a sucker for red, white and black.
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pinx
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2008 09:10:01 PM »

It looks like it turned out great!  You should be very proud!
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Failiure is always an option


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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2008 02:43:58 AM »

A nun with a nose bleed. sorry couldn't resist that. that is a really pretty quilt i bet the mother will love it i know i do Cheesy
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schtankylu
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2008 04:46:47 AM »

hahhha I was sort of hoping someone would finish the punchline with something!

She loved it and looked incredulous and immediately started using it! YAY! She loved it!
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bellarus
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2008 05:59:06 AM »

Beautiful!  I love the fabrics you chose.
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TMommy
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2008 04:04:26 PM »

That is such a nice quilt!
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schtankylu
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2008 10:41:25 AM »

I emailed the author of the quilt pattern and shared my photo links with her. I hope she responds! It will be like Santa responding to me or something--I will be so excited.
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grammardog
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2008 03:59:34 PM »

LOVELY!
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