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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Lucky 13 is Done!

Last night I finished the binding on this quilt and it is now in the washer.  Then off to my niece.  I can't believe how it turned out.  I really like it, more than I thought I would.

I used a black charm pack as well as a red one.  Then picked up three different fabrics that had a nursing reference and cut my own charms.  I was really rather easy.  I've always used pre-cuts, so this was stretching myself.

I need to get better pictures, the kitchen counter isn't the best spot.









I stole the stripe binding from Red Pepper Quilts.  I always love her striped bindings.  At first I had planned to wrap the backing around for the binding.  But that just didn't look right.  So I headed to the Dime Store in town and they had this great fabric.  Loved it as soon as I got it home.  I think it was a great choice.



I picked up the backing at Joann's.  I'm always concerned of Joann's, as one time I picked up a solid there and it wasn't very nice.  It picked up all the lint in the house and just looked messy.  I picked this from their Premium Quilting fabric, when they had a 60% coupon.  I love it.  It is very soft and cuddly.




I love it and hope that my niece, Erin, does to.  It is going off in the mail tomorrow to surprise her.





18 comments:

  1. I really like this quilt and immediately thought of Red Pepper Quilts... so inspiring isn't she? Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I love this quilt and I'm sure your niece will, too! I think Rita would be pleased that you followed her with the striped binding. It works perfectly here.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words Karen. I like how Rita has this signature binding. We all think of her when we use the stripe. Hope she would approve.

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  3. The striped binding really sets it off. I like it.

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    1. Tami I'm glad I got to that binding too. I think it was a perfect match for the quilt.

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  4. What a lovely gift, I'm sure your niece will be thrilled with it. Congratulations - you have done a great job!

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    1. Thanks Jenny. She did love it. I was quite pleased with it as well.

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  5. This is absolutely lovely!!! Great job

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  6. You can't go wrong with red/black/white combo in my book! Love the striped binding. You're right about the variance in Jo-Ann fabric; you picked a winner.

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    1. I do love this combo. I loved the backing so much as soon as a 50% off one cut at Joann's came through I went and bought 6 yards.

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  7. I really like the red, black, and white color scheme of your quilt! I bet your niece will love it!

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    1. Thanks for coming by Little Penguin. Erin loved the quilt.

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  8. A lovely quilt, and great colour combo with the red/black/white! The 'nursing' fabrics make it so personal and I'm sure she will love it!

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    1. Thanks Linda. It was fun to find fabric and make this for her. She was thrilled. I didn't tell her it was coming and mailed it. She got it the day after she was rear ended in her car. So it was received well.

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  9. A very lovely finish! I like how you quilted it too. Erin is going to love it!

    -Soma

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    1. Thank you Soma. Erin did love it.

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