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The latest baby quilt for my new great-niece: an Irish Chain made completely from fabric from Mom's old scrub tops.  I used to make her shirts/scrub tops that she wore the years she worked.  She was an RT (radiology technologist or x-ray technician).  My niece, who just had her 3rd baby girl, is also an RT.  This new little baby shares a middle name with mom (the great-grandma).  Mom was delighted - with the name and the quilt.  

The baby's first name has celtic/gaelic origins, so this quilt is an Irish Chain. I used a flanged binding for this one, which was a first for me.  I don't know if you can see from the picture, but there is a tiny bit of yellow along the edge of the pink binding.  This one finished 38 x 50".  Hobb's Heirloom Natural cotton batt.  

The scrappy back.

Shamrocks in the alternating blocks.  I printed out a pattern and stitched through the paper, following the lines - or attempting to.  :)  Another first for me.  It is a little "wobbly," but my free-motion quilting skills leave much to be desired.  Something must be improving, because I didn't have issues with constant thread-breaking this time.  My stitches are not consistent, and most are too small/close together.  Too much foot pedal speed and moving too slowly around the pattern, but one thing about it, the paper was well perforated by the time I was done!  I will probably use this technique again.  It  helped me out quite a bit.  

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Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on September 14, 2018 at 4:09pm

Thanks, Barbara.  Hopefully it will slow down here shortly.  :) 

Comment by Barbara Graham on September 14, 2018 at 1:18pm

Another wonderful quilt! You really are in the middle of a baby boom.

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on September 10, 2018 at 1:58pm

Thanks, Barb.  My niece told me yesterday that of all the baby gifts she's received for this new little one, this quilt was her favorite.  It is so nice to hear.  

Comment by Barb/WI on September 10, 2018 at 12:45pm

Love everything about this quilt, front, back, the quilting!  How personal and the fabrics are all so cute!  That is one lucky baby.

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on September 9, 2018 at 6:13pm

Thanks, handstitcher.  I try to brainstorm ideas on how to make the quilts a little more personal, even though I'm using common, traditional patterns and using up the fabric I have on hand.  

Comment by handstitcher/IL on September 9, 2018 at 3:03pm

Very fun quilt, PQ! Little ones like bright colors and busy designs. I’m sure it will be well loved! And what a nice way to give the baby a tanglible connection to her namesake. 

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on September 9, 2018 at 4:48am

Thank you, Shannon.  The quilt is a bit busy for my eyes, but maybe they'll look at it like an "I Spy" quilt.  :)  

Comment by Shannon, ON on September 8, 2018 at 7:50pm

Colourful and I love the shamrocks! It will be loved for sure!

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on September 7, 2018 at 8:21pm

Thanks, all.

Sharon - I'll have to keep the thread content in mind for the future.  It is frustrating to have the thread break repeatedly.

Cat Lady - I keep thinking I'll get better with practice...

Irene - I love flannel baby quilts.  So warm and snuggly.

Janet - You are so right!  Baby won't care.  

Comment by Janet/MO on September 7, 2018 at 12:54pm

It is an adorable quilt.  You can bet that the baby who will be kept warm under this quilt won't notice is the stitches are all perfect.  

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