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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Bright & Cheery Baby Quilt

Steve's oldest brother and his sweet wife
are having their first great-grandchild.
If that isn't a reason to make a baby quilt,what is?

I'm using Moda jellyrolls
and fabric from my stash. 

 To create a bright & cheery vintage print quilt.

 I don't remember where all of this fabric came from,

But this sweet print came from an online
Hancock Fabrics order.

I'm using the quilt-as-you-go method,
and planing this quilt as I put it together:)
This will be the center of the front.

 And this is the center of the back.
I'm having so much fun putting this together.

 This 6 foot 1X6 will also be part
of my gift . . .
can to guess how I'm using it?

Check out my next post . . .
and hopefully the entire gift will be finished :)

I'm  sharing this post with
Share-Your-Cup
and lovely party put on by 
three sweet blogging sisters
Jann, Carol & Jo
visit the party here: 
http://artandsand.blogspot.com/2016/08/welcome-to-share-your-cup-210.html 

Have a great week!
Whatever you're doing,
be sure and wear your best smile :)

As the song goes,
"You're never fully dressed without a smile"

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

51 comments:

  1. That sweet cheery quilt would be welcome by anyone expecting a baby for sure. Congratulations to them. No great grands here yet but hopefully in the future! Your material is so happy looking! I would guess that ladder would be to hang quilts or something from?? I love ladders. Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy, thanks so much for visiting. I know that you are so busy right now with moving, so I was surprised you even have time for blogging, but happy that you do. I think that you will be surprised when you see what I'm using that board for :) Happy moving!

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  2. Well, I can't wait to see how you use the ladder!

    The baby quilt is adorable.

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    1. Hi Carol, it is always a pleasure when you visit. I'm happy you like the beginning of my baby quilt:) The board in front of the ladder is the gift . . . I think you just might be surprised when you see what I'm doing with it. Have a happy week, wish I was there to walk along the ocean with you today; I could sure use breathing in a little salt air :)

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  3. I love the way the quilt turned out.. I adored paper dolls when I was a kid. Last comment for a while... I'm off to camp!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Have a wonderful time . . . I know you will :)

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  4. Gorgeous quilt and lovely fabrics, too, Connie! Thank you for your visit and your lovely lovely comment - you are so kind! - and you are pretty special yourself!!

    Shoshi x

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    1. Thank you so much . . . I am delighted that you like my baby quilt, but your achievement having your art work published, that is huge. I'm very proud of you. Not only that but the fact that you don't let cancer stop you. You're a very brave girl :)

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  5. I love that paper doll material. Never saw that before.

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    1. I know, when I saw it I fell head over heels in love with it :) I loved playing with paper dolls when I was a little girl.

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  6. That quilt is going to be so cute. I love the fabric with the paper dolls. I have no clue what you're doing with that 1x6 but I can't wait to see what it is

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    1. Hi Ann, thank you for stopping by to say, "HI" . . . I think you just might be surprised with the 1x6 when I'm finished :)

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  7. Cute quilt! I like the vintage look fabric! Hmmm the board has my curiosity piqued sister!
    I'm going to say a name sign? With the baby's name on it? No dea really, that's just a guess. Can't wait. Oh... And congrats to the new great grandparents!

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    1. Hi Patricia, thank you, I am happy that you like the quilt . . . come back in about a week and I should have the board finished and posted. Finding time for sewing and crafting is not an easy thing to do this time of the year. I am up to my ears in gardening :)

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  8. It appears that the 'paper doll' fabric is our favourite. The other fabrics are cute too and so cheerful.

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    1. The mother of this new baby does not want her daughter growing up to be a princess, so no pinks and ruffles . . .
      I hope that when I give her this, that it will be more of want she wants for her baby. I know that I love the fabric, the prints remind me of the fabrics of my childhood. My Mama was always making by school dresses (remember, we all wore dresses everyday to school . . . no pants in our generation) and the fabrics that Mama choose were much like these :)

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  9. A great-grandchild...That certainly sounds like a perfect excuse to make another quilt to me! LOL! It's going to be adorable. I'll be back soon to see what you do with your board too. Can't wait! :)

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by to visit and for leaving a comment. I love reading them and getting to know my blogging sisters better all the time. It's so funny, because 5 years ago if someone would have ask me if I quilted, I would have said, "Absolutely No!" It's something that I never thought I would even remotely want to try. Then I make a quilt and the quilting bug bit me . . . I was hooked. It is very contagious :)

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  10. The quilt is so sweet, Connie.
    Sure wondering about the 2x4....

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    1. Thank you and be sure and come back in a week and hopefully I will have it done and posted. Finding time for anything other than gardening chores, this time of year, is not easy . . . but I do my best.

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  11. Connie, the quilt is darling! Love the fabrics you are using!! I have made a few of those quilt as you go quilts. Lots of fun. Are you making a growth chart or a quilt rack of some kind?
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Dear Sweet Jann, you are the first blogging sister that is guessing in the right direction . . . great minds think alike, LOL. I'm happy that you like the baby quilt. I hope to get it done before she arrives, in a couple weeks. I have so much work to do outside this time of the year that quilting and crafting takes a backseat :)

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  12. The fabrics you've chosen are so sweet. I just know that the new parents to be will love it. I'm very curious to see what the board is to be used for. Anticipation!
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. Hi Betsy, I am always excited when I see that you have visited. You're one of my newest blogging sisters and it's fun getting to know you better through blogging. I'm delighted that you like the baby quilt. I hope to have it done sometime next week and the board, too. I will be sure and post them. Do you quilt?

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  13. That is just too cute....now for the board.. I am thinking something to hang the quilt?

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  14. I like baby quilts and really like the little paper dolls on the fabric of your quilt.
    It will surely bring lots smiles

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    1. I really hope so :) Thank you

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    2. I LOVE that quilt. I love those colors. It's beautiful and fun. I'd put it on my own bed! Are you making a quilt hanger?

      Cindy Bee

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  15. Quilt is so vibrant and interesting. Patch work is one of the best things about quilting. Quilting is more like an emotional job than just making a quilt. You put your thoughts,feelings, blessings and stories.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, I'm happy you enjoyed the post.

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  16. Oh, this is the most DARLING quilt...just so precious..I am about to start a large quilt and thought about trying to do a quilt using your method...If I make the top in strips and sew them together, do I then just add the batting and a cute backing and then quilt it..? I will appreciate any suggestions you might have for me....I am soooo not a quilter.

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    1. Hi bj, I'm sending you a you tube link to watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji8BLS2rNHA
      You will probably have to copy and paste this into You Tube. It is the video that I watched to learn the "quilt as you go" method. There are a lot of different ways to do this, but this one works well for me. It might just turn you into a quilter because it makes quilting fun and easy :) Let me know what you think.

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  17. Cutest colors ever! Congratulations on the new twig on the family tree!

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    1. Good Morning Miss Merry, thanks you for stopping by to say hi . . . I'm delighted that you like my baby quilt project. I hope to get in done in another week. It's hard finding time to quilt when the garden is calling my name . . . there is always weeding and harvesting to do. That's part of why I love summer, so I'm not complaining . . . I just love having time to sew, too :)

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  18. This looks to be a wonderful quilt gift! :)

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  19. That Dolly Dingle fabric is so cute. I truly believe that babies log all that they see in their brains. This little babe is going to have the most cheerful beginning thanks to you!

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

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    1. Hello Jo, and thank you for stopping by to say , "Hi"
      I love what you girls are doing with SYC and look forward to it each week.

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  21. That is lovely and s much fun. I am sure they will love it xxx

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  22. That is going to be the cutest quilt EVER! I love the paper doll fabric. Of course the fabrics you have picked to add on, just make the quilt. Connie, you are so talented!!

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    1. That is a very sweet comment coming from someone that sews as beautifully as you do . . . thank you :)

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  23. Hi Connie! I have been MIA the past couple weeks due to getting back to work. Trying to catch up a bit tonight! I am loving that adorable baby quilt. How exciting to become a great grand for the first time! I'm going to guess that the board will be used as a growth chart...that's all I could think of...lol! I hope you are doing well and have a wonderful weekend!

    Hugs, Vicky

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    1. I am very happy for them becoming Great-Grandparents, and this new baby will make me a Great-Great Aunt. I never thought of myself as being very great . . . but I guess I better rethink that. Sounds like I need a crown, LOL. You are so right about the board. Give yourself an A+ and a smiley-face. I just finished it, so please come back, visit and tell me what you think. Happy Weekend!

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  24. Hi Connie, just realized this was the post that is linked to SYC. Glad you shared it. JFYI, if you click on the title of your post then the html for it will show up in the left hand side. From there you can right click on it and copy the direct link. That way visitors will find it easier. :)
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Jann, I am so thankful for this advice. I have been racking my brain . . . I knew that there was a way to do this, but I couldn't figure it out. I can't believe it is this easy. You have no idea how excited I am about learning this. It has been stressing me out. Thank you so very much!

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  25. The new baby and parents will love this quilt ... lovingly made by you ... a special 'Great-Great Aunt'!

    All the best Jan

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  26. Can't wait to see what you do with the ladder.
    ~Cindy

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