Thursday, February 18, 2016

A quilt for a Leap Baby……

 

One of my daughter’s best friends is expecting her first baby and since I had made her a quilt when she graduated from High School AND when she got married,it was a foregone conclusion that I was going to make the new baby a quilt.

The problem began with the fact that they had decided to NOT find out if it was a boy or girl so I really didn’t have a good idea of what color to head for.   I got onto her “wish” list and noticed that most of the colors were whites, beiges and greys…..OK, that is the first clue!!!  

Then I saw a couple of stuffed animals……a giraffe and an elephant.   ANOTHER clue!!!

In the back of my mind, I started remembering a pattern that I had saved from some magazine, MANY years ago…..

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I saved the pattern as a jpg and pulled it into PowerPoint so that I could size it and print out the enlarged pattern.

I had so much fun working with the design, trying to keep the colors a bit muted…..   DSC06960

At this point, it needed so large borders so I decided to add a scrappy one…..DSC06962

I had a marvelous time with all of the quilting, especially adding texture to the animals….

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I am very happy with the finished quilt…….

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and the Mom-to-be seemed happy too…..

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3 comments:

Karen S said...

It is great. All the animals are perfect for a baby quilt and the colours will work either way. A lovely gift.

Maggi said...

This is just perfect and mum-to-be obviously loves it already.

Linda said...

Frances, this is beautiful! Wow! Great job!

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