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Thread: Creating quilts for other people

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    I like the rail fence and its not a bad idea at all, but for Deni I just don't think it would fit. I'm thinking of it from a design stand point for this particular person.

    Plus, I had such a hard time cutting strips for my binding that I'm not sure I could do it without going crazy. I'd be worried that my strips aren't cut paralell. Well, then again, the Tsunami quilt has 710 pieces to it.

    I think I want to do the Tsunami quilt. But I'm not sure which one to do: the one with the black background or the one with the red background. I'm leaning towards the black (if I do the red in batik and black in solid I think it'll kind of have a stained glass effect), but the red one looks good too. What do you think?

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    I love batiks next to solid colors - it really makes the batiks dance!

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    I think both are great but the black background is really stunning.
    I think it's great that you are putting so much of yourself into her gift and I think pregnant women really need something for themselves not just the baby. Especially when it's their special day.
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    `I like both of them but the black is more dramatic. So go for it girl!

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    I agree about the red batik & black solid. I can't wait to see a picture of the finished quilt.
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    You had one a while back that you posted in a hot pink and black. One that you designed but didn't have the fabric to make. It had two blocks but I don't remember what they were. It was really pretty and it could be done in the dark red and black. Do you remember the one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    I love batiks next to solid colors - it really makes the batiks dance!
    That's what I had in mind.

    Quote Originally Posted by joannl
    I think both are great but the black background is really stunning.
    I think it's great that you are putting so much of yourself into her gift and I think pregnant women really need something for themselves not just the baby. Especially when it's their special day.
    Jo
    Yeah, I was thinking she'd need something special so she doesn't feel like everyone is giving all their attention to the baby and none for her. She has a fear that's what will happen.

    I keep thinking about my one friend who went post paradum depression on us two weeks after giving birth---I think the attention the baby was getting plus the disppointment not being able to do a natural birth or breastfeed like she wanted had a lot to do with it. It was kind of scary when it happened (and due to the circumstances that played out Adrian was put into temporary foster care for 6 months). I'd hate for Deni to get all depressed being a new mother and the thought of it kind of scares the Hell out of me since I've seen it happen (and play out in one of the worst ways). So I figure an awesome quilt might help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2 Doods
    You had one a while back that you posted in a hot pink and black. One that you designed but didn't have the fabric to make. It had two blocks but I don't remember what they were. It was really pretty and it could be done in the dark red and black. Do you remember the one?
    I believe you're talking about the Ninja Stars quilt. Its made up of a Square in a Sqaure and a Double Pinwheel block. I posted a picture of it in the dark red and black a little earlier in the post (just for the heck of it). I don't think I'm gonna go with that one. Besides, I want to try that one out in the fabric bj gave me first.

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    I'm a little slow putting my 2 cents worth in, but I like the layout you came up with and I think I like the red with black background. It really seems like a crisp color combo. Good luck. Your friend Deni will be thrilled.

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    My mother made a Drunker's Path one time and we all think she must have been drunk when she did it. You could follow the path and the nothing. My sister wanted to throw it away saying it was no good. I love it and it is the most unique quilt i have. You have to have a different view of life to appreciate it and it sounds like that includes your friend.

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