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Monday, January 4, 2016

Baby Quilt


When the New Year rings in,
it always brings new 
and exciting things 
with it,

and for our family it is bringing
a new great niece.

She is due sometime this month:)

Just before I got sick,
I purchased a 14 inch quilting hoop.
So, I was able to quilt this quilt
on my lap 
in the comfort of our living room.

The embroidery was done on my
machine with a design package
purchased from 
Oregon Patch Works.
If you have a machine that does embroidery,
I want to tell you 
that this is a great company 
to do business with. 


Their costumer service can not be beat.


Making baby quilts is so much fun
and if you are new to quilting
they make a great first project.

 
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Have a wonderful day
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&
Keep Smiling!
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)  
 

47 comments:

  1. Well done to you! Absolutely lovely!
    Happy New Year!
    Olympia

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    1. Hello Olympia, thanks for stopping by to visit and for your sweet comment. I'm delighted that you like it :)

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  2. Hi Connie, Good to read your blog again. Glad you are feeling better. The baby quilt is so pretty and congratulations on a new niece arriving! My favorite size quilts to make are baby quilts or lap quilts! Have a good day! Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy, It feels great to be back among the living , LOL. I'm so happy that you like the quilt. I used those same embroidery designs on a quilt that I made for one of our granddaughters, I think the little girls are so adorable and have a vintage look to them. I love my little 14 inch lap hoop, it makes it nice to be able to quilt at night while watching TV with Steve :)

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  3. That is a PRECIOUS quilt. The embroidered designs are just fabulous and so sweet, too! Heirloom!

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    1. Thank you so much, It's fun making things for babies . . . I love working with soft pastel colors,
      and I love that you like it :)

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  4. Such a beautiful gift, made with love. Best wishes for 2016.

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  5. What an adorable quilt that is and it will be a treasure to keep for a lifetime

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    1. Oh, I hope they like it . . . it was fun to make. I'm very fond of those embroidery designs, this is the second time I've used them :)

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  6. That is such a cute quilt. I love the different prints you've chosen. Lucky baby.

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    1. Thank you . . . I enjoy working with old fashioned prints and vintage looking embroidery designs.
      Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by, it is always a pleasure.

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  7. A very sweet baby quilt, love the embroidery panels with such cute pictures. Your great niece (and parents) will love this!
    Wendy

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    1. Hi Wendy, I certainly hope so. It was fun working with these embroidery designs and the old fashioned prints. I love mixing pastel colors :)
      Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by.

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  8. So pleased you are feeling loads better.
    Your baby quilt is just lovely, how exciting to be a Great Aunt.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you for this sweet comment, it's nice to know that I have blogging sisters caring about my health, you're a sweetie.

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    2. Thank you for this sweet comment, it's nice to know that I have blogging sisters caring about my health, you're a sweetie.

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  9. Hi Connie, That is an adorable baby quilt. I know it's going to be loved and treasured for a long time.

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  10. A sweet quilt that's sure to become a treasure.

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  11. What a sweet baby quilt...so cute. Seeing your embroidery...makes me want to get into my sewing room and put some embroidery on my denim purse.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy, Thank you for the sweet compliment and I'm delighted that I could inspire you to work on your project.

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  12. Connie, that is the cutest, sweetest baby quilt I have ever seen! I'm sorry you were sick. I didn't know until reading your blog today. With lots of company during Christmas, I got behind with everything! Glad things have settled down. Hope you are feeling good now!

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    1. Hi Henny, I am delighted that you like the baby quilt, it was fun to work on. This cold/flu bug that I have just keeps bouncing back and forth on me. One day I'm feeling better and the next I'm couching my head off. Steve has it too, and I feel so bad . . . it was not something I wanted to share with him :)

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  13. So precious and will be very much loved I am sure!! It is always nice to have something to keep us busy even when we aren't feeling well.

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    1. Hi Connie, it is always so nice to have you stop my . . . I'm delighted that you like the baby quilt. Small quilts like this one are always fun to make :)

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  14. What a wonderful gift! I just purchased a large piece of quilt batting for $1.00 at Walmart on clearance. I don't quilt but knew someone could use it. If you get an oddly shaped pkg in the mail, it's from me :)

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    1. Girlfriend, it will cost you more to mail it than the dollar you paid for it.
      You are a sweetheart:)

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  15. Happy New Year Connie! This is a lovely quilt, and I like it a lot!
    Thank you for leaving a kind comment on my blog!

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  16. What an adorable quilt Connie! I'm sure this will become a precious keepsake for your great niece. The embroidery is so pretty and I love the fabrics and colors you chose to use. I hope 2016 is trating you well so far!

    Hugs, Vicky

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    1. Hi Vicky, I'm happy that you like this little quilt, baby quilts are so much fun to make. I was just at your blog and I'm looking so forward to tagging around Prague with you. Sounds like you had a great trip :)

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  17. Oh sweet friend, I did not know you have been sick so glad you are on the mend...Can't keep a good girl down! How lucky is that baby to get your precious quilt, adorable. I have never done quilting, you have become an expert at it! Happy New Year Connie!

    Carol

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    1. Hi Carol, hardly an expert, but a novice learning a little more with each quilt I make and having fun doing it :)
      This one was specially fun . . . imagining the sweet little bundle of joy and new member of the family that will be warmed by it.

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  18. Your quilt is looking lovely Connie. What a clever great aunt that new little girl is going to have. I'm sure it will be something she'll truly treasure. Barbxx

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    1. Hi Barb, thank you for stopping by and thank you so much :)

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  19. Hello Connie, My daughter and I were discussing making a queen size quilt today for my grandson. When you quilt on your big quilt frame do you have to pin or bast before you start or do you just smooth it on there??? Hope your enjoying these winter days! Nancy

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    1. Nancy, I do all three and it depends on my mood and the quilt. The way this frame is designed you really only have to stretch the sides tautly and that is enough. I have a type A personality and sometimes tend to over prepare :) I've been working on that for years and on somethings I can just let go and sometimes not. The quilt that I am working on right now is a version of a crazy quilt and it is a break the rules, have fun thing, that is fun and also driving me a little bit crazy at the same time. Maybe that is why they call them crazy quilts, LOL.

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  20. Adorable! I love the little flower prints. So vintage. xo

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    1. Baby quilts are fun, especially sweet vintage prints and pastels. If I were younger, making this quilt might have put me in the mood to have another baby, LOL

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