Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Charming Baby Sew Along - Week 6!!!

**  NOTE  - This post is part of a series of posts for the Charming Baby Sew Along.  If you would like to join (and have a chance to win some fun prizes ) you can find a list of the post links here :)  Here is the schedule




WEEK 6 - QUILT FINISHING AND PIECED BACK

It's the sixth week of the Charming Baby Sew Along and were putting it all together!!!  I am so, so, excited to see all of your blocks come together into a quilt!!!!    You will need your copy of Charming Baby Quilts  if you need to do any catch up on the blocks as well as the Week 6 Charming Baby Sew Along Pattern for the cutting and piecing instructions ;)  This is the week we have been waiting for, the Quilt Finishing!!!


And of course, the Pieced Back :)   Don't want to forget that rocket ship :)  


The quilt finishes at 66" x 88" so it makes a wonderful twin size quilt or a great snuggle up in size ;)  And I know you are all so excited to see all of those blocks you have pieced come together!!   And I am just as excited for you, so fun!!!    So get your Finishing Pattern and let's get stitching!!!  



WEEK 6 QUILTS FROM FRIENDS

And just like that, you are done with Week 6  of The Charming Baby Sew Along where we will put it all together!!  It's so great to have you all quilting along!!!!   Be sure to pop over to all my Sewing Along Friends and see their finished quilts for lots of inspiration!!

      Amanda Castor - Material Girl Quilts
      Andy Knowlton - A Bright Corner
      Beverly McCullough - Flamingo Toes
      Melanie Call - A Bit of Scrap Stuff
      Pat Sloan - Pat Sloan's Blog
      Fat Quarter Shop Friends - The Jolly Jabber



THE PRIZES

 And it's almost time for someone to win our amazing grand prize from Moda Fabrics !!   I know that you all want to win this huge assortment of 18 Charm Packs with this exclusive zipper pouch and sewing tins and thanks so much to Moda Fabrics for sponsoring this giveaway :)
      Everyone that finishes their quilt top (doesn't have to be quilted) will be entered to win the grand prize, and you have until May 26th to get it finished up.   I will announce the winner on the 27th ;)    So get stitching!!!   And once you are done with your quilt top, take a picture of it and either email it to me, share it on social media with #charmingbabyquilts, or add it to the linky at the end of the post.   Everyone who finishes their quilt top will be entered to win!!!!!!

   
And we still have one more Weekly Giveaway!!!   I am hosting this week's Charming Baby Sew Along giveaway!!!  You can win 2 Charm Packs of Bloomington by Lella Boutique and a spool of Aurifil thread!!! This is the line I used to make the A Star is Born Quilt on the cover of the book.   Oh, and since Bloomington is now available for the giveaway, it also means the A Star is Born Quilt Kits and Backing Sets are finally in stock!!  Several asked when they would be available,  so I thought you might like to know ;)

To Enter this Weekly Giveaway . . . simply leave a comment on this post telling me about the first baby quilt you ever made :)        

And you can have more chances to enter on my Instagram and Facebook pages ;)    
                 


THE PARADE

Now, as just mentioned, you only have to have your quilt top done to enter into the grand prize drawing . . . However,  I wanted to encourage you to finish these quilts and not set them in a pile of "to be quilted" so I am planning a Parade for the 27th of May :)  The parade will show off all quilted and bound Charming Baby Sampler Quilts!!  


So, how do you finish up those quilts??? 

Baste It, Quilt It, and Bind It!!  I know, I make it sound all so simple.  If you are new to quilting, and need some help with these last few steps, you can see my Video Tutorials that go over the basics of how to do this ;)  Also, there are some helpful free motion quilting tutorials if you are stuck on how you want to quilt your project ;)   I quilted mine with an all over Curly Q that I really love to use for sampler quilts as it makes for great texture and is simple enough not to take attention away from all of those fun blocks!!!  


Once you have your quilt finished it is ready to be showcased in the Parade.  To be in the Parade, please send me an email at happyquiltingmelissa@gmail.com  with your favorite finished Charming Baby Sampler Quilt picture attached as well as your name the way you would like it listed with your photo, where you are from, and a Link if you would like me to link your picture . . .  Blog, Instagram, or Facebook will work great :)    You can email me anytime from now until the evening of May 26th and I will get you added to the Parade!!!  

I am so looking forward to seeing everyone's finishes!!!  It has been so fun to see all of your quilt blocks each week and I can't wait to see them all quilted and bound  ;)   The Grand Prize winners will be announced on May 27th at the end of the amazing parade filled with all of your beautiful quilts.!!!  I can't wait!!!  


SHARING

 Just a reminder . . .  Don't forget to share your finished quilt tops by linking up below or post on social media with the Hashtag #charmingbabyquilts  or you can always email me a picture and that will enter you for the Grand Prize Giveaway!!!!   And don't stop at your quilt top . . . go ahead and finish it all up and then email me a picture at happyquiltingmelissa@gmail.com to be in the Charming Baby Sew Along Parade!!!!

I can't wait to see your quilts!!!
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37 comments:

  1. The first baby quilt I made was a panel quilt for my grand nephew. I like to make panels with other blocks around them. Your book has some cute ideas though!

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  2. My 1st baby quilt was for my nephew. Happy Quilting.

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  3. The first baby quilt I made was for one of my coworkers. I took a pack of charm squares and sewed them together, they were a camping theme and she just loved it. Laurie

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  4. My first baby quilt was for my first baby, who is now 20 years old! It was tied, 2 pieces of flannel with batting In between, sewn pillowcase style. My first pieced baby quilt was made for my 5th baby, 11 years later. It was a simple Irish chain. I still make both kinds of baby quilts, though piecing is my favorite.

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  5. My first baby quilt was in 1974 2 inch pink and white squares cut with a cardboard template and scissors. It was all seen by hand and the fabric was lovely double knitπŸ˜³πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I was ever so proud at the ripe old age of 19πŸ’—πŸ’—

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  6. The first baby quilt I ever made was for my first child - first attempt at quilting. It was a simple four-patch of generic novelty prints with yellow solids as we didn't know the sex of the baby back then. It was okay as I had been sewing for years - definitely not the guidelines I follow now for quilting! Did the sandwich finishing and tied it.

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  7. My first baby quilt was made for my youngest nephew. It was simple but got me re-engaged in quilting after taking a long break from sewing.

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  8. My first baby quilt was for my first grandchild before she was born. It was a pattern from the PS I Love You Two book. White background with small pastel colors in 2" triangles. Probably too hard for my ability but it turned out really good. She is now graduating from 8th grade and still treasures that quilt. Warms a grammi's heart.

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  9. made my daughter one before she was born , she is in her 50's now but it's long gone

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  10. I made a patchwork, tied baby quilt.

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  11. My first baby quilt was a ship pattern made from half square triangles. I also made a stuffed fish from some of the same fabric to go with it.

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  12. I made a baby quilt for my oldest niece (born in 1975!!). I cut out a printed kitty from a panel (as I recall it was suppose to be made into a stuffed pillow) and machine appliqued it onto another piece of fabric. I didn't really know what I was doing and I didn't have a blanket stitch on my machine so I zigzagged the kitty onto the fabric. I also didn't know how to finish a quilt with binding so I sewed lace onto the edges then did the sandwich finish, turned and tied the quilt. I had to start somewhere!

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  13. My first baby quilt went to my first grandchild, a grandson. It was colorful and full of zoo animals. I also made a bag to go with it for carrying all those goodies that a new baby requires when you are out and about.

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  14. Oh, my! It was so long ago...46 years to be exact. I traced several ABC coloring book pages, embroidered them, and used gingham blocks between each. It grew and grew! I just tied it. It was well loved for many years.

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  15. I made my first baby quilt for my great nephew, 10 years ago. I used a Noah's Ark themed fabric, beautiful soft blues and greens. It was one of my first quilts ever, and although not the most difficult pattern, I was quite proud of it, and my soon-to-deliver niece loved it.

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  16. I just made one th I last summer for a friend's baby using mystical jungle by Laurel Burch.

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  17. The first baby quilt I made was for my daughter many years ago but she still has it.

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  18. I've never made a baby quilt, just larger quilts.

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  19. The first baby quilt I made was an X's and O's pattern that I made for a friend that had a late caboose come into her family.

    I hope the rest of my background comes soon so that I can finish my top. I only ordered part of it the first time to make sure the color was right and now it's taking much longer to get stuff.

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  20. I made one for each grand. The first was in 1994.

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  21. My first baby quilt was colorful patchwork squares. I hand quilted it but it was pretty primitive.

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  22. The first baby quilt I ever made was a log cabin of ginghams and small florals for my first baby who is now 35. I've been quilting every since!

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  23. The first baby quilt I made was a rail fence design with yellows, greens, and greys. That was about 20 years ago. Your book is lovely!

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  24. My very first quilt was for my niece. My sister and her husband were adopting a baby, so I wanted to make something special for the first baby in the family. I learned how to quilt while making this special quilt too.

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  25. I made my first baby quilt when I was expecting our first child. I used the Quilt in a Day Radiant Star book and was so happy to be sewing it : )

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  26. The first baby quilt I made was for our son when he was born. It consisted of blocks I painted with fabric paint and then four patches for every other block. A blast from the past!

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  27. The first baby quilt I ever made was when I was pregnant with my oldest daughter 39 years ago this month. How did that happen?! My quilting has come a long way since then. While the quilt itself hasn't lasted the test of time, I still have the embroidered blocks that were incorporated in it. Although all quilts are wonderful, there is just something special about making baby quilts.

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  28. The first baby quilt I made was for my nephew. That was almost 40 years ago - my, how time flies!

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  30. It has been so long ago since I made my first baby quilt but I think it was one that I made for a co-worker. Another co-worker and I teamed up on piecing the top. It was the perfect gift.

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  31. The very first baby quilt I ever made was for my first child. I did the zunbonnet Sue quilt applique and used scraps from some baby clothes I had made her. She's 44 and still has it.❤❤

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  32. First one I made was my grsndson. He is now 8.

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  33. My first baby Quilt was a completely embroidered on flannel with a flannel border and backing. It was for my first baby in June of 1982. I hand tied it and after it was used by my son, I washed it and all the batting washed to the corners of the Quilt. I was a very sad Mom for many days 😒πŸ˜₯πŸ˜ͺ,!

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  34. The first baby quilt I made by myself was for a couple with 4 boys about to have a baby girl! They were so excited! I made a quilt with bears. It was fun and scary at the same time! I was 22! I had made a few with my mom and grandmom so had a clue but not!

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  35. I made baby quilts for all my children, that would be going on 50 years ago but I remember one I made for my sister. I took a quilting class at the YMCA and it had prairie points in multi colors.Don't remember the quilt pattern but I do remember those prairie points. This has been a fun quilt to make. Thanks.

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  36. The first baby quilt I ever made was for my precious grand daughter Summer. She is 10 months old. I see many quilts in her future.🌻🌻🌻

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa