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Thread: My sister...feeling out of sorts???

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    Super Member EagarBeez's Avatar
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    I don't know what you would call it. I am almost done with the quilt I am making for my niece. I have 2 sisters. I asked the one sister and she was tickled with the idea I thought enough to make her a quilt. She asked if I needed anything towards making it, I told her no. I am making it because I love you. I asked colors etc and told her I would get back to her.
    Sis 2. I said to her, that I am going to make quilts for only family and I would love to make her a quilt if she wanted one. She said sure, how long is it going to take? I said I can't put a time on it, it's lots of work and hours. I told her I have some things on my list to make for others and to think of colors, things etc. She called back we talked, she said well, I like country, but, her boyfriend likes skulls, crossbones, things like that, could you make it half and half. Yikes!! I told her I did not think so, but, I could make you a single quilt country and him one with skulls if I could find them. She then said no, how bout black, red, and white. OK could do that's good to work with.
    Last time we went to Texas to visit DH family I went fabric shopping for my sisters quilt. I looked and looked and could not find anything appropriate. I wanted to leave the fabric store, but, DH went over and picked out some solid, red, black, white and some pretty flowered to go with it. Joy!! I was happy finally found something nice. I put the fabric up on facebook so she could see it. She says "it's nice but all those flowers" can't you put something country in there? She mentioned it again yesterday and I told her no I could not, and fabric is not cheap to come by.
    I was ready to abondon a plan I had for hers, but, DH told me, go ahead and make it, it's from your heart, you know she has never been appricaitive of anything.
    You think I should still make it??
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    Yes, you should! The fabrics are lovely -- I love red, white and black.

    Hmmm. What does she mean by 'country'? Can you keep your eyes open for a plaid or stripe that would support these fabrics?

    Or, should you keep this one for yourself and make her a scrappy quilt? Maybe that would be more 'country'?

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    Only make her a quilt if making it will make you happy.

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    Those are beautiful fabrics. Go ahead and make it and if she doesn't like it keep it for yourself.

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    Those are GREAT fabrics and will work up beautiful- wonder if her problem is the flowers ? maybe her BF doesn't want a "girly" quilt and considers flowers "girly" My sis worries about that also with her hubby :? LOL

    Go ahead and make the quilt- like others said if she doesn't like it keep it or find someone that will appreciate it :thumbup:

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    I think that you should go ahead and make it with an old fashioned, country type of block. Or perhaps you could back it with large squares of country colors so that it would be reversible??

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    Yes....make it like you want to. I have made quilts for almost all family members, and I made them like I wanted to, although I did put in colors and/or patterns that they would like. I didn't give them a say. But guess what....the quilts are loved and appreciated, because they came from my heart, as yours is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    Only make her a quilt if making it will make you happy.
    I agree with Lisa AND your hubby. This is from your heart. I have come to realize that many who do not know much abt or care about quilting have very little idea of what goes into creating one. Should you choose to do it, you've considered her request re: colors.

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    I just thought the same thing Rapture said- make it reversible!!
    I don't think your sis is trying to give you a hard time really. I think she's just trying to please both of them.

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    I never tell family I'm planing a quilt for someone. It's my choice of colors and pattern. I just give it for Christmas. Haven't had a complaint yet.

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