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My Current Project (Pix)

Posted by pirate_girl (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 29, 11 at 20:11

A baby quilt for a particular little girl:

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I just finished the layout last weekend:

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The background is a pretty pastel animal print I saw a while back & realized it'd be great for any baby quilt:

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Am enjoying the interplay of a print background w/ pops of solid brights.

Am new to baby quilts, do mostly art quilts & some traditional; this is just my second baby quilt. Will be fun to see what I end up putting on the back.


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I like it and think the ducky fabric is adorable. I really like the way you used splashes of brights.

Kate


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Looks great. The duck/daisy/heart fabric is cute. TFS.

~Geraldine


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Love baby quilts. Very colorful. Will there be a border? Can't wait to see the finished product. Nice job. TFS Jayne


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I like your layout and fabrics. Please be sure to show us pictures when you are done.


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I like it too!!!!! The background fabric is adorable.
Rosa


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Oh pretty pastel colors. I have 2 grandsons and never got to make a baby quilt as my daughter has them sleep with her until they're 2, then they graduate to a Queen mattress on the floor.:-(


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Hello again,

Thanks everybody for the nice comments & kind words. Yes, I REALLY liked the ducky fabric too.

When I post more pix of this in future (hopefully when it's done), you'll see lots more little critters in the ducky background. To capitalize on that, I fussy cut backwards, sort of. That is to say I fussy cut the background to match the pop of brights.

So in future, you'll see blocks there centered in purple & fussy cut background to match it w/ purple cats. Same w/ yellow & yellow flowers & baby chicks; same w/ pink & pink hearts & pink piggies, etc. I enjoy imagining that some day maybe the parents will use this to teach the little girl her animals.

I had fun playing w/ the layout, wasn't sure what to do.

Suddenly, last wknd, after I posted this & trimmed all the points & had it back up on the wall, it occurred to me ... sashing ... white ... w/ bright corner blocks ... then I had to remind myself I chose this block & designed it this way in the hopes of it being FAST & easy (easy - points, who was I kidding?)

No, I don't think there'll be a border, I'm all out of ducky fabric & don't think I want an unrelated print, but we'll see when the top is pieced how I feel.


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