A new baby quilt!

mary_c_gwMarch 16, 2013

I hope this doesn't post twice - my internet had a major hiccup, LOL.

This is a quilt for my latest step-grandson. The black fabric with stars is also in his 9 y-o cousin's baby quilt.

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mary_c_gw

I need to make multiple posts to upload from my computer, LOL. I should have uploaded to photobucket.

Anyway, here is a close-up:

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 9:44PM
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mary_c_gw

And while I'm learning how to post this way - here's a picture of the label:

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 9:47PM
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grammyp

That is a great boy quilt. It is nice that they share the black fabric, too. I love the label, I put mine in the corner, too.

beverly

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 10:03PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Great quilt, Mary! I like colorful quilts for babies and kids.

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 10:36PM
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toolgranny

Love your colors. Good job, Mary.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 11:30PM
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loisflan

Very cute quilt. I love the binding and the wonky blocks.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 11:47PM
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fran1523

I like that a lot. I'm never sure what to make for baby boys without buying specialty fabrics. That's a good idea.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 9:51AM
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pirate_girl

Just beautiful, it's a wonderful juxtaposition of what looks like prints & solids, really much smaller scale prints. The black print lends such movement, it's really great!

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 10:00AM
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day2day

I like your colorful wonky blocks. I have printed the tute for making wonky blocks but still haven't tried it.
I am concentrating on making baby quilts this year and I think a wonky-block baby quilt would be a good one to try.
TFS.

~Geraldine

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 10:40AM
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magothyrivergirl

Great to see you are quilting Mary! Love the boy quilt. Your bindings are always special. William is a lucky kid.
The wonky squares seem to be dancing.

I think Photobucket is easier (when it behaves) when posting multiple pics.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 10:48AM
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quiltnhen

Love the quilt, especially the quilting. Do you print your labels on your computer. It looks really neat, unlike the ones I write by hand.
LindaB/CA

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 2:21PM
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loisflan

Yes, Mary, how do you make your labels? They're great too.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 2:40PM
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mary_c_gw

Thanks for all the compliments!

Yes, I usually make my labels on the computer.

I use the Bubble Jet Set solution to soak a piece of fabric. Let the fabric dry, and iron on to a piece of freezer paper. I use C.Jenkins brand heavy-weight freezer paper sheets. They're already printer sized and flat, and much heavier than freezer paper on a roll.

Print the label, pull it off the paper, rinse in Bubble Jet Set Rinse, dry it, and ready to go.

I use Word on the computer to compose, and I set the print to center justification, and make sure print it in the middle of the page. I make a test print on paper, of course, then print the label.

I fold the top of the fabric down behind the label so I have a double layer, and then press it. Cut the triangle out of the fabric and stitch it by machine to the quilt edge, and by hand across the top edge. Then I sew the binding as usual.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 4:06PM
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byrdseay

Your quilt is beautiful. What is the name of the pattern? Thank you!

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 4:44PM
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teresa_nc7

Love it! So colorful and great for a boy! I'm going to steal your technique of putting the label in the corner! So much easier!!!

Teresa

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 10:57AM
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msmeow

I like it, Mary! Great job - I know it will be loved.

Donna

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 11:43AM
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polardreams

Mary, I love your quilt! The colors are so bright and cheery and the wonky blocks are just plain fun!
I have tried the labels on regular freezer paper and not had any luck. Thanks for the tip on the C. Jenkins - I will look for it!
Sue

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 12:24PM
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mary_c_gw

Sue, here's a link to the site.

Bubble Jet Set is one of the featured products on the first page, but if you look on the left menu you will see a link to the freezer paper.

Seriously, this product has improved my life. Once I've used it for a quilt label, I often re-use it for individual patterns. I use them a quilting motifs, but of course, they are useful for applique, etc.

By the way, C. Jenkins is also the inventor of Bubble Jet Set.

Here is a link that might be useful: C Jenkins Company

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 1:29PM
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rosajoe_gw

I love it! This quilt will go with him into toddler and beyond. I also think it would be a great quilt for adults too.

My family still wants the baby quilts that they put away after the first year. A great momento, but not very useful.

Rosa

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 1:45PM
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nanajayne

Nicely done as always and is a "grow" quilt that will be loved for years. Kids love the bright colors. Great quilting as well. TFS

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 2:49PM
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quiltnhen

Thank you for all the label help. I'll have to try it.
LindaB/CA

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 4:18PM
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calliope

I'm a big fan of the bright and interesting quilts for kids. The brighter the better! Of course it goes without saying that your quilting is just immaculate. Great job, Mary C

    Bookmark   March 20, 2013 at 3:21PM
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