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    Baby Quilt for my Great Nephew

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    I paper-pieced these trains for my newest great nephew born in January. The stars were super easy to make. They are done with nothing but half-square triangles. I used my walking foot to machine quilt it. I used clear thread in the needle and light blue thread in the bobbin. I'm really pleased with how puffy it came out after washing and drying it in the dryer. Really makes the quilting stand out. On the back will be the baby's birth info. along with "Created by Aunt Rebecca" that I embroidered with my embroidery machine. I'll hand sew it to the back of the quilt. Most of the time, I embroider directly on the backing. This time I'm applying it separately and will border it with the green fabric to make it look like another block.
    Last edited by rebeccas-sewing; April 11, 2011, 04:35 AM.
    Goodbye Europe! Hello California! Home sweet home.

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    Luv it......And I like the way you quilted it and paper peiced it as well. His Mom will be happy with this great addition
    :icon_happy:Wicked

    My husband lets me buy all the fabric I can hide :icon_wave:

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      #3
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      Rebecca, this quilt is just lovely. The colors are great and the trains are so cute. I love the stars. I think my next lesson will have to learn what paper piecing is. I see it allot but don't know what it is. Great job, thanks for sharing.
      ;)Nancy

      I got a sewing machine for my husband. Good trade, huh!?!

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        Love it, Rebecca. Great job. I am really partial to trains but don't have any grandsons so trains are not in my future quilting plans.
        Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
        it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

        "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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          It's a beautiful quilt Rebecca! Your color choices are perfect and trains are just perfect for a baby boy as they keep loving trains as they get older. I always get stuck on the labels as I don't have an embroidery machine. I may have to keep my eyes open for a used one!
          Thanks for sharing your adorable quilt with all of us!
          Patti
          "Like" me on Facebook @ Sweet Cherry Quilting to help spread the love of all things crafty and quilted!

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            #6
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            What a lucky little boy. I love the quilt. Great job.
            Suzette

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              #7
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              Nancy,

              Paper-piecing is super fun. I haven't looked yet but I would imagine there are some tuts on U-tube. I haven't done any large projects by this method but only smaller ones. Years ago a friend invited a very small group of us to join her for some quilt building at her house. She was the person who introduced me to paper-piecing. My next project is going to be a barn quilt and I have a darling pattern for a farmhouse. However, I am bound and determined to finish all the projects that I've got pending before I start anything new.

              Thanks for your lovely comments everyone.

              Rebecca
              Goodbye Europe! Hello California! Home sweet home.

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                #8
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                If I ever make another one, I'd love to do it in red and black. I think it would be so cute with black trains and red stars and plaid sashing and borders? These are the colors the mother chose to match his room.
                Originally posted by Loonwatcher View Post
                Rebecca, this quilt is just lovely. The colors are great and the trains are so cute. I love the stars. I think my next lesson will have to learn what paper piecing is. I see it allot but don't know what it is. Great job, thanks for sharing.
                Goodbye Europe! Hello California! Home sweet home.

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                  Sandy,

                  If you have little girls in your life, the "Piece by Number" website has some darling dancers. I have high hopes of making them as well.

                  Rebecca
                  Goodbye Europe! Hello California! Home sweet home.

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                    Patticakes,

                    Do you have decorative stitches and an alphabet on your sewing machine? If "sew," use some stabilizer and give that a try.

                    Rebecca
                    Goodbye Europe! Hello California! Home sweet home.

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                      #11
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                      Rebecca, your quilt is just lovely.
                      There's still time to change the road you're on - Led Zeppelin, "Stairway to Heaven"

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                        #12
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                        How cute! I love the way the quilting makes it look puffy and I am sure he is going to love it.

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                          Rebecca,

                          How very cute and what a great gift for a new baby and his Mom. I love the paper piecing, will have to check out the website you mentioned.
                          Hola from sunny Mexico, Cheryl:icon_wave:

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                            Rebecca - very nice job. The color's are super great. I know your Great Nephew will thoroughly enjoy it. I hope his mother puts it up when he outgrows it so he can give it to his son when he has one. Again Great Job.

                            Lynne

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                              #15
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                              That is so cute! Trains would be a big hit with any little boy.
                              “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world, is and remains immortal.”

                              ― Albert Pine

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