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Friday, August 26, 2016

Baby Quilt Finished

All done and ready to give . . .



The Front


The Back



The Label

 Well that's it . . .
 except for this grow chart 
that I made to go with it:)

This Mommy didn't want pinks and princess 
for her baby, so I hope she likes my cheerful
 mix of vintage colors. 

Have a lovely day
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit.
Please leave a comment so I know you were here.

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)
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 I'm  sharing this post with
Share-Your-Cup
  A lovely party put on by 
three sweet blogging sisters
Jann, Carol & Jo
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55 comments:

  1. Oh what a darling baby quilt! I love the vintage fabrics you used!
    I'm sure it will be a prize possession!

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    1. Thank you so much . . . I do hope that the new Mommy finds the way that you do about it :)

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  2. That is absolutely the cutest quilt I have ever seen! Connie, you are amazing! I've said that before, but you really are!

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    1. You're so sweet . . . I know that I've said that before, too, but it is so true :) This was a fun quilt to make. I didn't start quilting until after my youngest granddaughter was around five years old, so they have quilts, but no baby quilts made by grandma. I made them each one about two or three years ago, so it's about time to make them each another. I am so happy that you like this one :)

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  3. Your quilt is beautiful ♥ Nice work ♥

    summerdaisycottage.blogspot.com

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  4. Great colors! I love how you pieced together narrow strips - it adds interest!

    Did you see that I featured your polka dot Mason jars on SYC!

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    1. Wow! I will have to go take a look, thank you :)
      Also, thanks for the sweet words about this baby quilt, it was a fun project . . . the baby should be born this weekend :)

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  5. That is sooo cute and she will cherish it all her life i'm sure

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    1. What a sweet thing to say, thank you :)

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  6. Love it!

    This will be a great family heirloom.

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    1. Or, maybe one of those loved to rags blankies, LOL.

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  7. It is a beautiful quilt! A treasure! :)

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  8. That is one delightful quilt! I have several pieces of vintage paper doll fabrics and your quilt is an inspiration for how to use them!

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    1. I absolutely love it, when I can inspire a new project :)

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  9. What a sweet quilt. I love the colors. I have begun asking new moms what colors they want because it seem more and more they don't want pastel or pinks and blues. The vintage fabrics are wonderful in your quilt and the growth chart is a very smart gift.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. Hi Betsy, thank you on both counts. I just heard that the baby was born yesterday and next weekend they are having a family barbecue, so I'll take quilt and grow chart then. Another little member of the family . . . a blessing of the best kind :)

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  10. It's very beautiful and I know lots of new mothers are choosing to use the primary colors instead of pastels. She'll love this! Enjoy your weekend sweet blog buddy, Diane

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    1. The fabric reminds me of my childhood and I love that those old calico prints are back in style . . . I hope our young Mommy likes it :)

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  11. It is beautiful, what an amazing gift. A feast for the eyes.

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    1. Oh my goodness, thank you, you're a sweetie pie :)

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  12. I am sure she will love your beautiful quilt. Is the enter all one piece or was that pieced? Makes me feel guilty sitting here surfing the internet! Maybe I will get my energy back one of these days and can be productive once again! Have a great time enjoying life! Thanks for sharing! Nancy

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    1. The center is four squares pieced from paper doll print and then the strips are from vintage styled Moda jelly rolls. I'm becoming quite enchanted with jelly rolls; they are a simple way to add many prints to a piece :)

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  13. It turned out so cute, Connie, both front and back! I bet Riley's mom will love it.

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    1. Thank you . . . one of the nicest things about making "quilt as you go" quilts is that you can plan on a pretty pieced back as well as the front. I like the reversed look, too:)

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  14. Gorgeous quilt, and I love the height chart, it's like a giant ruler :)
    Jillxo

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    1. Thank you, I am delighted you like them :)

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  15. The quilt is so cute! Who doesn't love paper dolls? I think that little one will treasure her quilt for a long time.

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    1. Oh, I certainly hope so.
      Thank you :)

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  16. Good job on the quilt.. I loved paper dolls when I was young.. we didn't have much but I had a few of them and they gave me great joy. What a good aunt you are! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. I loved paper dolls too . . . I used to love putting the dolls up to the window and using it like a light-box, so I could design my own clothes and be sure they fit properly :)

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  17. Oh gosh Connie it turned out so cute! I love the fabrics and the back is just as sweet as the front. The label is precious! How could mama and baby not love it? Thanks for sharing it with SYC sweet friend!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Good Morning Jann, I consider it an honor to be able to share on SYC . . . thank you for your kind words here and for the great opportunity to share with more blogging sisters on your collaborated party :)

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  18. Oh Connie it is just Beautiful, excellent job, great patchwork job both front and back and pretty quilting too, very special indeed!

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    1. You are so sweet and kind . . . I've have a couple of hard days and it is nice coming here, being able to read all these lovely comments and just breath deep, knowing that tomorrow is a new day. Like Little Orphan Annie says, "The sun will come up tomorrow :) We all have bad days, but your encouraging words are generous and uplifting, thank you.

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  19. That is a great looking quilt and I love the bright happy colors.

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    1. You know I forgot how pretty and cheerful primary colors are, that is until I discovered Carols blog, Art and Sand. Do you follow her . . . her blog is delightful.

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  20. Such a lucky baby to have you as her aunt. The quilt is beautiful xxxx

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  21. Well done Great-Great Aunt Connie!
    The quilt is just lovely, and the colours look so good together.

    All the best Jan

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    1. These colors remind me of childhood and books like Dick and Jane. They were always filled with happy primary colors :)

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  22. I LOVE the colours that you used for this quilt ... very vintage vibe there! And those centre blocks with "paper dolls" is so cute (I used to play with paper dolls as a child). I'm sure Riley's mom will love it too since it's not pink. You are a real sweetheart to make this for your great great niece.
    Wendy

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    1. It about as far from pink as you can get, right :)
      I do hope she likes it. We are going to a family barbecue next weekend,
      so we'll get to meet little Riley then :)

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  23. A grow chart! Now why didn't I think of that!! And I L.O.V.E. that quilt! I love the colors you used. I'm sure it will be cherished.

    Cindy Bee

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    1. Thank you . . . and did you notice the honey bees? :)

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  24. It's awesome!! So much work and love went into that!!
    xo
    Lynn

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    1. Thank you . . . it is a lot of work, but well worth it :)

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  25. That turned out really cute.

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    1. Good Morning Ida, and thank you so much :)

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  26. Darling quilt! I'm so glad I found your blog as I'm enjoying it so much! The colors are so fun and cheerful. I love to sew and quilt too, but quilting has kind of taken back seat the last few years, to paper crafting! I love them both, but working with paper is much more instant gratification! I have too many UFO's!!

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    1. I know what you mean about UFO's . . . I have put a lot of projects on the shelf that I need to get down and finish. I used to do a lot of paper crafting, cards mostly, and really enjoyed it. We are opposites in that way, because now I do more sewing and quilting :) I've always needed a few 36 hour days, each week. LOL

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    2. LOL...... I've sewed since I was 8 years old... started quilting when I was probably about 30 and made tons of quilted pillows.... wall hangings, table runners, small things. I'm going to get back to the sewing and quilting, though I do love the paper crafting too. Instant gratification! I LOVE your Art Barn and how it's all decorated.. it's so cozy and fun! How wonderful to have your own little piece of Heaven.. although your entire acre is a piece of Heaven!

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