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Rain or Shine Quilt

I finished this little baby quilt and gave it to my prego sister-in-law tonight. My niece will be arriving in January and it was so much fun to make this for her. I got some good practice quilting daisies on the goose chase runner, so I went ahead and did a similar pattern on this one.




{Credit} Pattern: Rain or Shine by Elizabeth Hartman. Fabric: Assorted.

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