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« on: January 08, 2010 06:47:19 PM »

Im so excited to share this with you all! Several people on here have made this same quilt and I got inspired to make it for my soon to be 2nd daughter! Im due any day now... so I'm really glad Ive got the top done! I have the fabric for the backing and binding as well as the batting but I just finished the top tonight. Its way early in the morning here... The pattern is from the Moda Bake Shop-- I LOVE that site! So anyway this is my first attempt at a quilt and my first time using my sewing machine. I love it and I'm so excited to make more stuff! I will update with more pictures when its all the way completed! All the fabric is from my stash and mostly the Wal-Mart clearance section but some is from Joann's and Hancocks. On to the pictures... C&C Welcome and appreciated... I know its not perfect and there are lots of parts that don't line up perfectly, but I am IN LOVE with it anyway!
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2010 04:34:24 AM »

That is adorable, I am thinking about putting those prairie points on a couple of quilts I fixing to make for a couple of new babies this year.  I think it will have the same effect as one of those taggy blankets, the baby will be able to play with all those loose, floppy points, and apparently thats what babies like!  Good job Mama, now just get it finished before she comes! Smiley
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2010 05:35:48 AM »

This is adorable, and the colors are so great! How long has it taken, being pregnant and all? I love it, and from the pictures it looks super professional. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2010 05:49:37 AM »

Thanks guys! Ha ha - its no where near professional when you see it up close... I guess far away pictures make it look better! Well as far as sewing I think I worked on it a total of 5 days to sew- but that was spread apart 2 or 3 months. It took me about 2 days to cut everything - off and on. I didnt work on it continuously because at times I would get a bit overwhelmed... I used the seam ripper a lot! I also have a 22 month old daughter so I only worked on it a night when she was in bed. I crochet also so I worked on crochet gifts for friends when I was not doing that. Its a lot easier to crochet with a toddler running around than it is to sew!
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2010 04:04:32 PM »

love the edges! i make a lot of scrap quilts for babies and i will definitely use this idea! saves me from hand-sewing all that binding~

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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2010 07:12:42 PM »

I think the prairie points really make the quilt! When I was adding them on my husband asked what I was doing! He thought it was done and told me I shouldn't add to it. But I explained to him that I was going off a pattern and it was supposed to have those! The two pictures at the bottom show it before I had finished adding the outer strips. I am still debating when I quilt it if I'm going to have them stick up or if I'm going to outline them down to the quilt. There are a couple where the back messed up so I'm not sure.
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2010 08:34:26 AM »

great job!

« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2010 08:39:58 AM »

It's so bright and cheery, and aren't you brave tackling prairie points on your first!  Kudos to you!
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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2010 09:04:17 AM »

This is adorable.  I can't wait to see it when it's finished.  Also, I think I wouldn't sew the points down when you finish the quilt - then baby will have nothing to play with!
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