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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Rainbow Striped Quilt

Once upon a time there was a baby girl.  Her aunt made her a pink blanket and her parents loved it because it was actually big enough to wrap up the baby when she went to sleep.  When she was too big to need to be wrapped, she still slept with the blanket and kept it with her during the day, sometimes crawling across the room to it, burying her face in it and saying "mmmmm."




The girl got bigger, and the blanket got smaller as it wore thin on the corners and edges and was hemmed into a smaller blanket.  Eventually it even got sewn to another blanket, but that still couldn't keep it from slowly disintegrating...(most of what you see here is the added blanket...the fraying bits on the edge are the original one)




I suggested to Emily that we make a new blanket, together, so that she could help pick out colors and she would have a new one to sleep with.  This is what we came up with.  This was my first real quilt, so I tried to keep it pretty simple.




I love what we picked for the backing, and she helped run the sewing machine some too.




What baby item do your kids still love?
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I got some inspiration from this rainbow quilt here
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34 comments:

  1. Love the colors that the two of you picked out! And you did a fantastic job on the quilt. I'm sure she will treasure it always.

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  2. So pretty! I have a well beloved blanket as well!

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  3. What a lovely quilt...and I love that your daughter was involved in the process. Congratulations on a job well done. :)

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  4. This is just wonderful. Nice work you two. Loved the photos...especially those with Emily's face. :)

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  5. So beautiful! You are amazingly talented!

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  6. Gorgeous! I really love it, and a cute story too :) I also had a blanket that I was inseparable from. Great work!

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  7. What a pretty new quilt! I love that your sweet daughter helped with it too! That makes it so special! Good job Mom! Angie xo

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  8. That is so sweet! My kids still like their stuffed animals from when they were little.

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  9. Beautiful! I'm glad you let her help. That always makes it more special. My daughter can't sleep without her Barney!

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  10. Love this quilt- it turned out beautifully!

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  11. Great job with the quilt! I have some charm squares in all the colors of the rainbow that I've been waiting to make into a color wheel quilt. This is so inspiring :-)

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  12. Beautiful quilt! My ten year old daughter STILL sleeps with the little rag doll she's had since she was a baby. It's pretty thread bare and has seen better days. I'm not sure how I could give "Dolly" a makeover, but you've inspired me to try! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  13. Very pretty quilt. The colors are cheery and great. So sweet you and your daughter collaborated on this project. It will always be special for both of you!

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  14. What a gorgeous quilt, I'm sure it'll be treasured

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  15. That quilt is SO Emily! I love it :) Good work Steph!

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  17. That is super cute! :) I love how simple it is, but so vibrant! :)

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  18. I just LOVE it... i wish i knew how to sew.. may have to really work at it once my little one goes off to school this fall. I don't know what I am going to do with myself.

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  19. A wonderful and beautiful idea!!
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

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  20. wow, I'm impressed for you first quilt, great job! Just wanted to invite you to join my Tasteful Tuesday Party. I have been hosting a recipe party (pretty successfully!!!) for over a year now, and this week we are opening up for crafts, DIY and home decor. Hope you can come by and check it out! http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2012/08/fresh-pesto-pasta-salad-and-tasteful.html

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  21. Beautiful! Thanks so much for linking up to our Pretty Things Party! I hope you'll be back next week!

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  22. aww, i love the way you "told the story" and i love her new bright striped blanket!

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  23. I love how simple this quilt is. I'm sure she'll always love it, since she helped you make it. My little sister had a baby quilt she slept with all the way thru high school. It was in pretty rough shape, so my mom had another one made for her, in the same pattern, but with different colors. She says it's just not the same.

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  24. Oh my gosh, how fun! I love the bright rainbow colors - lovely. Thanks so very much for sharing.

    My 6 yr. old is still so in love with all of his little stuffed toys. I am sure he will grow out of them someday, in the meantime we continue to collect!

    xoxo, Tauni

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  25. So glad you shared at Happy Hour Friday, I'll be featuring your gorgeous quilt at this week's party!

    In case you haven't seen it already, there's a quilt block challenge going on right now at my blog for any 12x12 quilt block creation. Here's the details, I'd love to see you join in the fun! http://www.happyhourprojects.com/2012/08/submit-your-squares-to-quilt-block.html

    Adrianne

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  26. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - - you were featured today!!
    --Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  27. This is soooo pretty! Saw your link at Happy Hour! :D

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  28. Wonderful job, this quilt is gorgeous!

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  29. I just saw your quilt featured on Happy Hour Projects...it's gorgeous! Great job.
    Rhiannon at beingmomme.blogspot.com

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  30. This is such a beautiful quilt! I'm visiting from Happy Hour Projects as well :o) You should totally enter Adrianne's quilt block challenge :o)

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