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Katie's Baby Quilt

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
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What materials did you use? Meadow Friends by Deb Strain; Crazy for Dots and Stripes by RJR Fabrics; 100% cotton batting;

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What are you most proud of? Doing a pieced back was new for me and I'm happy with the way it turned out. I did not want to go get more fabric, and I didn't want that huge pink print in my stash!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? This is a great pattern for beginners! You can make it as big or small as you want with more rows/columns. When you cut the strip sets (or strata as Nancy calls them), line up your ruler with the horizontal seams rather than the top and bottom of the strip.

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Bonnie - I love the baby quilt you made for your friend! It's just darling! And I absolutely love the pieced back!! So fun!!! Great job! ~pris PS Im too chicken to FMQ my own quilts too - so I just pay Sew with Mo to do them. She's a professional and a friend. I figure I'm helping out the economy by supporting a small business owner! Haha! :)

04/18/2012 Flag

Using such a restricted number of patterns on the one quilt has really made it look good - so neat and ordered! I really like it and don't think you should fight shy of FMQ. I was worried about it for a long time, but had to quilt a double sided quilt and found that if I did it "in the ditch" the two sides wouldn't coincide. I therefore had to take my courage in both hands and get on with it! I stippled away for ages and now I'm much more adventurous (not sure if I'm much more skilful or confident) but I keep trying! Give it a go on something small and I'm sure you'll surprise yourself!

07/27/2012 Flag

Thanks for the encouragement! It has helped that I recently bought a new machine - a Pfaff Ambition 1.5. I previously was sewing and quilting on a Brother 6000i. I bought a cheap machine because I wasn't sure if I would be any good at this quilting thing. Anyway, it lasted about a year. On the new machine, I stipple-quilted a table topper (about 36 inches square) and it turned out great! So I think I might be ready finally!

07/27/2012 Flag

Well done - I knew you could do it! My stippled double-sided quilt was done on a 36-year-old Frister & Rossmann Cub 4 - a really tiny machine, so anything seems to be possible. I invested in a new Pfaff last November and love it!

07/27/2012 Flag

interesting back, I like the quilts with some personality, and this one has that.

08/04/2012 Flag