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    Default Expecting a Baby!

    No, not I!

    My son and his wife will be parents in November. What is an Abuela to do in that situation? Make a quilt, of course!

    I was going to try to make a calm, sedate baby quilt, but my style choices are usually about as peaceful as a riot. Once I saw the Laurel Burch flannel--I was a goner. No more plans for pale green and grey--I wanted her wild animals.

    I went with a simple pattern to show off the fabrics. Also, since today's babies lie ON quilts more than UNDER them, I wanted something without too many seams to create uncomfortable lumps.

    I made sure that I didn't make the top too wide--I wanted to showcase the backing fabric without having to interrupt the pattern to widen it. It finished at 42" x 54".

    I had such fun working with these prints. I would find myself staring into the animals' eyes, just enjoying Burch's artistry. I hope my granddaughter enjoys it, too.

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    Default Re: Expecting a Baby!

    Congratulations! Is this the first Gchild? How wonderful to have a little girl to dress and spoil. This quilt is just right for a baby. They love bright colors to look at. Your pattern selection is perfect to showcase all the animal prints.
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    Default Re: Expecting a Baby!

    Quote Originally Posted by Granny Fran View Post
    Congratulations! Is this the first Gchild? How wonderful to have a little girl to dress and spoil. This quilt is just right for a baby. They love bright colors to look at. Your pattern selection is perfect to showcase all the animal prints.
    This will be my second grand; however, the older is 13 years old, so it has been a long time between babies.
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    I love the bright and cheery colors here. Congratulations! That baby will be here before you know it.

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    Congratulations on the baby and the beautiful quilt!
    Katrina


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    Default Re: Expecting a Baby!

    Congratulations on both!!
    Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

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    Default Re: Expecting a Baby!

    This is the perfect baby quilt. I love the fabrics...your choice was excellent. Congratulaciones Abuela!

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    What a lucky kid. The happy colors are perfect.
    Stash Treasure Acquisitions Beyond Life Expectancy. My stash keeps me STABLE, oh yeah.... and dark chocolate.

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    How exciting for you! And how exciting that your granddaughter-to-be will have lots of fun visual stimulation examining her Abuela's quilt!
    Toni ... If I keep sewing long enough, will they make their own dinner?

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    Congratulations grandma and welcome new granddaughter, they are so adorable when they are little and make us see life with new eyes. Its quilt is very cheerful and the animals always looks so friendly and cuddly

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