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« on: June 28, 2009 10:13:37 PM »

This is my very first attempt at quilting of any kind.  I discovered that my measuring and calculating skills leave a lot to be learned, and I desperately want to take classes.  I found fabric at Tallmouse the other day that had scenes from childhood stories on them.  I remember my Mom reading my sister and I these books when we were little, and I freaked when I saw the fabric.  The only thing I could think of to do with it so far is to take a panel at a time and quilt with them. So, here's the pillow.  It's not perfect, but for a first attempt, I'm pretty happy.  It's not "my style" really, but the colors made sense with the fabric block. I still think it's adorable. What do you guys think?

I don't know why the corners look all strange in this pic, they're normal.

Closeup of Uncle Wiggly and the bunny babies (I think it's the story of Uncle Wiggly, as far as I know)

I quilted the back panel diagonally, and I'm glad I did.  I think it adds a little something.

I also used red piping around the edge to give it a little extra polish, and I love it. Hooray for more quilting ventures! (And signing up for classes soon!)

Wonderfully Awkward - my blog http://www.bclef.com
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2009 11:57:49 AM »

This is absolutely adorable, and if you can get this far, you can make a quilt.  Just make 9 or more of these pillow fronts, and then sew them together, instant quilt top.  You can get different looks by putting sashing between them, making more squares, putting on a border, or all 3!  Either way, you have a cute thing going here, don't stop!
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2009 05:47:18 AM »

I love this pillow!!  Very nostalgic for me, too!  My mom used to have an Uncle Wiggly board game, so when I was young, she got me a new one.  Such a goofy game and up until now, I completely forgot about it!!!  I can't wait to show her this!

It's a moat.  Filled with badgers.
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