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« on: March 23, 2012 09:30:02 AM »

A friend of mine works with a physical therapist/chiropractor who recently had a baby boy (like, this last week), and she put off making a quilt for so long that by the time the birth occurred, she was in a HUGE mess of worry, and finally looked at me and asked "Would you?"

Sure, I said, and headed off to the fabric store...  It was standing in the midst of the quilting fabric that it hit me - I have *NO* idea what this new mother wanted for a quilt...  Or liked - or didn't like. *chuckle* 

When asking my friend, she came back with "Creams, greens and browns..."  And then "Think yuppie 30-something organic soccer mom...  She wants all cotton, definitely baby-ish, but no marketed characters."

THIS helped a lot, so I got to wandering through the fabric and found the perfect combination for a quilt.

After it was pieced together as a pinwheel quilt...

I had to make a filler square, as I only had 4 patterns - which meant that it made 8 squares.

Done, with the edging and everything...

A close-up of the tie job I did...

The decorative stitch I did on the binding...  A few spots were a little warbled, but they'll smooth out in a washing or two...

While piecing all of this together, I got a charm packet from connectingthreads.com for $2...  I'd been curious about a charm packet, and figured for $2, I couldn't go TOO wrong, right?

The *softest* flannel I've ever felt came to me, and I decided that I needed to make a mini-quilt for the doctor to use while the baby is still itty-bitty...

The finished quilt - I actually put the quilt batting and the two sides all together, sewed around the edges and turned it all right side out, then hand-stitched the hole closed.

A close-up of one of the charm pieces - Fennic foxes! How cute is THAT!  Oh, and you can also see the machine quilt edging I did to hold everything in place...

Same backing as the other quilt, only a bit pieced together...  A peace print that's been pieced... Ha ha haha.... haha...  OK - bad pun, but hey! It looked cute. You can see a bit of the machine quilting I did on this one, too...  I decided to do a stitch in the ditch on this one, since it was so super small...

So, there you are - pinwheeled and charmed...


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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2012 09:58:26 AM »

You are so kind. And the quilts are lovely, especially the itty bitty one.

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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2012 07:17:51 PM »

Those are great! I love the bright colors in the second one, and recongnize two fabrics in the first one (the monkey and the stripes) that I used in a baby quilt too!

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