Very last balloon baby quilt

mary_c_gwJune 7, 2013

I know I've posted multiple variations of this quilt before, but this is the very last one. I'm totally out of my beloved hot-air balloon fabric, sob! Ah, well, you can't have your fabric and sew with it too!

This one will find a home with my cleaning couple. They are expecting their first baby girl in July.

Close-up:

Border close-up:

Backing:

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faytay

Very nice! I can see why you loved that fabric.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2013 at 5:26PM
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loisflan

What an adorable quilt. I love the quilting too.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2013 at 5:37PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Mary, You'll find another fabric to serve the purpose, and you will make quilts with it looking just as adorable.

SharonG/FL

(Edited as I wrote Teresa instead of Mary.....I read balloon and thought bubbles) :-(

This post was edited by geezerfolks on Fri, Jun 7, 13 at 23:39

    Bookmark   June 7, 2013 at 6:35PM
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nanajayne

I like hot air balloons too. I keep photo of some we watched posted in front of me as I work on the computer.
The fabric is so much fun for your baby quilts. So many color choices to work with. I hope you find something as stimulating. I know the little ones appreciate the bright colors and your great work. Don't be too sad because it holds loving memories.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2013 at 7:30PM
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pirate_girl

Gosh Mary,

It's terrific work, just charming. Love the balloons & the simple but effective way you worked w/ them. The close ups & excellent pix made it yummier & yummier to me. Great combo of fabrics. Thx for the show.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2013 at 8:11PM
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new2quilting

I have loved all your balloon quilts. So pretty and wonderful for a baby boy or girl.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2013 at 8:39PM
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teresa_nc7

Love the balloon fabric and the quilt! Nice work quilting too!

Teresa

    Bookmark   June 7, 2013 at 10:04PM
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day2day

It's adorable!
I agree with pirate girl...simple but charmingly effective.
I love the quilting.
TFS.

~Geraldine

    Bookmark   June 8, 2013 at 8:28AM
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magothyrivergirl

You will just have to find another cute fabric to become your new Favorite Go-To---but the balloons were perfect for all kid sizes!
It is hard to find a design that is timeless.
As always, cute quilt. I like the backing fabric also.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2013 at 8:43AM
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fran1523

Perfect for a boy or girl with different color four patches. As everyone else said, simple but charming. Nice work.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2013 at 9:37AM
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quiltingfox

I love hot air balloons. That's a very beautiful baby quilt!

Best to you,
Sandra

    Bookmark   June 8, 2013 at 1:02PM
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minnie_tx

Just loved it !!

    Bookmark   June 8, 2013 at 4:02PM
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quiltnhen

Well done! I can see why you're sorry to be out of the fabric, but it's spreading lots of joy and leaving room in your stash at the same time ;-)
LindaB/CA

    Bookmark   June 8, 2013 at 5:15PM
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littlehelen_gw

I can see why you love that fabric... Adorable!
V.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2013 at 10:27PM
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rosajoe_gw

I agree it's perfect for a boy or girl. Actually, I would like one too lol!!!!
Really cheerful, adorable quilt.
Rosa

    Bookmark   June 9, 2013 at 1:42PM
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mary_c_gw

Thanks for all the compliments!

When I found that fabric, I bought all on the bolt - about 7 yards. Even though I fussy-cut the balloons, they were spaced nicely, so there was little waste.

Alas, fabric manufacturers discontinue patterns every year or two. So I will be on the look-out for another feature fabric. I saw one a few weeks ago with fairies on it, in an appropriate size - but realized if I centered one fairy, several others would be decapitated, LOL, and that bothered me enough to pass on that one.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2013 at 2:51PM
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lola99

I agree, cutting a balloon in half is not a big deal. Decapitating a fairy might look a little off! LOL

Thanks for sharing your quilt. I'm sure your cleaning couple will be excited to receive such a nice gift.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2013 at 3:26PM
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K8Orlando

The balloons have been wonderful, but I know you'll find something else that works. As always, your quilts are beautiful and the quilting is perfect for the design. I love this circular quilting pattern!

Kate

    Bookmark   June 10, 2013 at 9:43PM
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calliope

Like rosajoe, I would love a hot air balloon quilt myself! Glad you mentioned decapitating fairies. I have a Japanese geisha print and I was about to decapitate them too. Maybe I should rethink that. Beautiful quilting pattern too. Looks like air moving...............

    Bookmark   June 10, 2013 at 11:31PM
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toolgranny

Mary, your balloon fabric is in a store here. Want me to buy you more? I have to make a trip over there next week.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2013 at 3:37PM
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