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Teal Star Baby Quilt: Throwback Series

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I recently found an external hard drive that had been missing for about 3 years. I am so excited because I had previously come to terms with loosing several years worth of family pictures and quilt pictures. But lo and behold, I found it and now I can add several quilts to the blog! A number of the quilts are unfinished in the pictures. I don’t know why I took pictures of unfinished quilts, but I’m glad I did because most of these quilts were gifted away several years ago so these pictures are the only records I have of them.

I’ve decided to make a mini-series of these quilts not only to show off my profile, but it’s also interesting for me to see how my quilting has improved over the years. I was always a little intimidated by the immaculate, intricate quilts of my mother in law or the displays in fabric stores, so I think it’s good to show people that everyone starts somewhere!

Unfortunately I can’t remember what actually happened to this quilt. I don’t remember if or to whom it was given, or maybe it’s lost somewhere in storage. It might even still be unfinished for all I know, which is unfortunate because I really like the quilting.

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I do remember this was one of the first quilts I ever made and I was quite proud of how I handled the seams at the center of the star blocks. I did learn the importance of pressing seams towards dark fabrics, but we all have a learning curve!

I also remember this baby quilt being on the larger size of what I usually make for baby quilts, I would guess in the 45-50” range.

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I really like the way the quilting looks on the back of the quilt, it reminds me of a whole cloth quilt. I wish I had done some stitch-in-the-ditch in the stars themselves, just for security reasons but hindsight is 20/20.

I also had to add this cute picture of Wally interrupting my photo shoot. He’s the dumbest dog I’ve ever met, but he sure is a sweetheart. He also looks really young in this picture.

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Long story short, I’m very glad that I found that hard drive so I can share more quilts with you!

Happy Quilting!

  • Rita