Thursday, April 7, 2011

Play mat complete!

I made a play mat/quilt for my granddaughter to use at my house.  Just in time, as she will be crawling soon and not staying in one place!  I was lucky to have my daughter take some photos of Saydee on the quilt on a sunny day.

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Saydee trying out the new quilt.  Doesn't she look ready to go?

I used a charm pack and some Marble Moda dots.  I was trying a new idea from Christina at A Few Scraps to make a triangle on one corner (she calls it a Golden Goose!).  She has a lot of designs made from this one idea.  I jumped right in and made the corners a little small (they get a little lost in the busyness of the fabric, I think). 
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I did machine quilting (and lots of unquilting!  Lots of puckers on the back and I couldn’t stand it so I redid it several times!).  I did mainly meandering with one flower in the center of the design.  I also wrote the words: Baby Love, oh Baby Love (sing along!) in the white border.  It was fun to “write” with the sewing machine!
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I used some more of the squares for the back.  Hopefully Saydee will come over and use it soon!

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14 comments:

  1. What a cute quilt, Laura! I need to stick the little "golden goose" idea in my stack to use in the future! Just out of curiosity, did you pin baste, or did you use basting spray? I find that basting spray helps me avoid a lot of those pucker problems....

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  2. Oh, I love the back as much as the front... SO CUTE! I love the bright colors!

    Carlee
    www.ladybirdln.com

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  3. I think that's about the perfect play mat! I love the fabrics you chose for it, and you know, I didn't even notice those triangles until you pointed them out. They do add just a little bit more to it, don't they? Very cool! Enjoy little Saydee!

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  4. Very nice play mat. I also didn't notice the little triangles until I read it in your post but they are very cute. I love how colorful the whole thing is! Whoop-Whoop!

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  5. It turned out darling! I love quilts. Your granddaughter sure is cute too :) Happy weekend to you. Thank you for linking this up!

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  6. What an adorable play mat, not to mention the even more adorable baby girl! She looks very happy on her new mat, and I'll bet it turns into a drag-along quilt :-) Whoop, Whoop!

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  7. This is so cute! I'm impressed with your machine quilting. I'm nervous to do free motion let alone flowers & writing!

    Adorable baby!

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  8. I love it! So cute! (and that delicious little baby is darling too!) Thanks for linking up with Finished It Up Friday!

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  9. Your quilt is adorable - as is your granddaughter! The corner idea is cute, and I love the words you embroidered in the white borders. So sweet!

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  10. love the colors - how great for your granddaughter to have a playmat made with such love. it will be a wonderful keepsake :)

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  11. love the playmat, front and back!! and your granddaughter is just tooo cute!!

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  12. I love this! It's gorgeous! Quilting is high on my bucket list. :0)

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  13. What a fun playmat!! Great job! VERY cute baby!

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  14. It's a gorgeous quilt! I love the little black corners. I don't think they get lost and they do add interest. Your quilting looks fabulous! (Oh, and of course, baby is cute too!)

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