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My sister-in-law ordered this baby quilt for a friend.  She wanted something big-block, flannel, woodsy, reds/blues/greens, with parent/baby silhouettes.  Started from scratch and came up with this.  Borrowed the elk track idea from one of Carol Ann's quilts - the raspberry chocolate mousse quilt.    

I used a faux ultra-suede for the silhouettes, flannel for the rest.  Pieced the back with orphan blocks and chunks of flannel as well.  One of the orphan blocks on the back was a flannel log cabin, which I thought fit the overall theme of the quilt. 

DH said it sure didn't look like any baby quilt he'd ever seen before.  I have to agree, but it is just what they wanted.  I machine quilted it as best I could with my sorely lacking skills.  Each one is a learning experience, right?  Some places are better than others, but I was not going to "un-sew" on this one.  Used some decorative stitches in places for the quilting, and attempted some thread painting in the dark blue block in the top corner.  Used a variegated thread in browns/tans throughout.  

There are several Connecting Threads flannels in this one.  

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Comment by Barb/WI on November 7, 2016 at 5:35pm

What a cute baby quilt!  With those flannels it is going to be so cozy to snuggle in.  Way to go!

Comment by Prairie Quilter/NE on November 7, 2016 at 1:57pm

Carol Ann - "borrow" sounds so much better than "stole," doesn't it?  

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on November 6, 2016 at 4:25pm

What a terrific baby quilt, PQ!  And you are welcome to borrow design ideas from me anytime!  This one will definitely grow with the baby.

Comment by Janet/MO on November 5, 2016 at 9:36pm

Very nice.

Comment by Jodi Cramer on November 5, 2016 at 6:33pm

I like giving a baby quilt that the baby can use as he/she grows. This one could go to college when the "baby" does! Wonderful.

Comment by Roxann on November 5, 2016 at 4:53pm
Very cute! I think it's a perfect baby quilt! I can totally see a nursery decorated with this theme! Good job PQ!
Comment by Barbara Graham on November 5, 2016 at 2:37pm

I love it. Having the bear cub and the moose calf makes it a "baby" quilt in my eyes.

Comment by Shannon, ON on November 5, 2016 at 1:38pm

i love it!!  the mom and baby animals are so cute!! and those tracks....!!!!

Comment by handstitcher/IL on November 5, 2016 at 11:04am
Very cute, PQ! I love the animals and the tracks mixed in. What a nice snuggle quilt!
Comment by Cat Lady--MO on November 5, 2016 at 8:08am

PQ, I think it is precious.  As winter is beginning to set in, the flannel will be a nice warm spot.

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