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Quilt for baby Ben

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    Bel
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    My cousin had a baby last week – gorgeous boy Ben.

    I decided quite early in the piece to make a quilt for him, but didn’t know the sex at that stage. I made a quilt with different coloured stars (60 in all). Unfortunately, the photo doesn’t pick up the colours very well. It was the first time I’d tried a paper-pieced quilt, so it was certainly a learning experience! It’s far from perfect, but I’m happy with it and I hope Ben gets a lot of use out of it.

    The was the site I got the free pattern from: Star Quilt

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    calliecat
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    WOW looks really good,

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    lavman
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    That’s beautiful, my wife does quilting so I know how much work has gone into making it, and she has giving it the big :tup:

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    Bobbee
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    It’s beautiful Bel, well done. 🙂 I have never done English paper-piecing, it’s on my ‘to have a go at one day’ list.

    That’s a great idea to make the baby quilt in those gorgeous colours and a style that will last Ben forever really. The problem I would think with babyish baby quilts is that they are out grown so quickly.

    🙂

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    Hummer
    Keymaster

    Nice job Bel.. well done :clap:

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    busylizzie
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    Beautiful work Bel :clap: :tup:

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    mudhen
    Member

    You finished it, Bel! It looks fantastic — well done!

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    Bel
    Member

    Thanks guys. It was a lot of fun. I’ve been collecting bits of silver and purple for my next project. They are my sister’s favourite colours – thought I’d make something for her. 🙂

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    Vickie
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    Bel, Very fine work! I am making my first ever quilt for my 3rd baby thats due in 4 weeks! Just teaching myself how to do squares, and it’s taking a long time. I don’t think this baby will have the quilt right when it’s born, but I wanted to try something new.

    The stars look as though they would need great skill to look as nice and uniform as yours do!

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    Bel
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    Thanks Vickie. No great skill involved – just a lot of perseverance and a good quik-unpick! I reckon I probably did the quilt twice over by the time I corrected all my mistakes along the way! I like to learn things the hard way…..

    Good luck with your next baby!

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    lmd80
    Member

    Wow really impressed!

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    GirlFriday
    Member

    Thats lovely!

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