Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Charlotte Baby Quilt

I'm loving quilting, but I'm having a hard time justifying the cost.  I mean, how many blankets do we need?  However, if I make quilts as gifts, then it's okay, right?  :)  So my second completed quilt was a little baby quilt that I mailed off to a friend for her little girl.  It was much harder than I thought it would be to give it away!



The pattern is "Charlotte" from Three Times the Charm which you can find here or Amazon.   (It's cheaper shipping through Amazon.)  I added another row to make it a little larger.  The pattern calls for the octagons to be a neutral color, and the in between space to be the patterned material.  I decided I wanted to change it up a little and swapped it.


This is only my second time doing free-motion quilting, and I decided to try a different pattern.  I did a modified dogwood pattern.  You can find directions for it here at Oh, Fransson!  I didn't want the lines between, so that is where the modification came in.  I would leave one section of the flower open then more on to the next one.  Once I made it through the whole thing I made my way back to the beginning by closing up each section.  It worked great!


I hope my friend and her little girl enjoy it!



19 comments:

  1. You do a great job! It is really pretty! I love the edge!!!

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  2. I love what you did with Charlotte!

    Hugs!
    Barb

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  3. What a gorgeous quilt! I love the colors! If you want to make another one Im sure I could find a nice home for it on my bed ;)

    Thanks for linking this up too! Im your newest follower.. yay!

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  4. Oh, this is so beautiful. I really got started sewing working on quilts, and I know what you mean about them being hard to give away when you're proud of them!! (Taking lots of photos helps.) :)

    Visiting from the linky at These Peas Taste Funny. Following you now!

    Adrianne
    www.happyhourprojects.com

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  5. My husband has said those exact words to me, how many quilts do we need? It is hard to give them away. So much work goes into them. I am in love with this one. My baby's name is Charlotte, and dogwoods are my favorite trees. I am so impressed that you quilted it your self. Thanks for linking up with us this week.

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  6. I do like your take on the dogwood quilting. Very pretty and simple.

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  7. Wow, what a beautiful quilt! Its beauty certainly justifies it. And your quilting looks perfect!

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  8. Such a cute quilt and I love the quilting! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. I just LOVE you quilt. I am featuring it on my facebook page today. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

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  10. This is absolutely Adorable!! Hoping you can link it up at my turquoise lovin' party!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/01/turquoise-lovin-22.html

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  11. So pretty! Wow, just your second time with Free Motion. Shows I should be less of a chicken. That dogwood pattern is so pretty!

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    1. Wow, thanks Rachel! That's a huge compliment especially coming from you. I would think you would be AMAZING at FMQ. Thank you for taking the time to stop by! I'm excited for Curves Class.

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  12. This is gorgeous and I think your changes made it even better as a pattern. Great job on the FMQ, mine is terrible, need to work on it a LOT.

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    1. You are so kind! Thank you! Keep at the FMQ, you'll get it. Mine started out pretty bad, but I figured that meant the only way from there was up!

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  13. Dropping in from curves class to say how cute this is! I really love your FMQ, it really adds an extra dimension to it.

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  14. Really cute baby quilt. I feel how you do. I only need so many quilts in my house.

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  15. I just linked over from the curves class! I thought I'd pop over to my classmates blogs and say hello! =) =) I am becoming a follower so I can see all the fun curvy projects you make!

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  16. I'm sure this beautiful quilt was well received!!!

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