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Thread: Care to give an opinion?

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    What would you all do with this mixed up quilt top to make it look more coordinated? The corners do not show, but they are a pinwheel block.

    Center of quilt top
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    Edge of quilt top
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    I'm guessing Vincent isn't yet of voting age? He's a kid, right?

    Because I think it's just perfect for a kid.
    Obviously you spent a lot of time looking for fabric that would reflect his hobbies/likes. It's like a supersized I spy quilt. He's going to love showing it off to his friends.

    I think it's a riot!! So much fun!!

    I'd quilt that ASAP and get it on his bed permanently. :thumbup: :thumbup:

    Remember, it's ALL about Vincent.

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    I would bind it with either red of blue to pick up the colors from the center block. It looks like a nice quilt even if it does have a lot going on. I think the bright border will bring it all together. I think Vincent will have a good time finding all the different "favorite things".
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    Here is the scoop: Vincent just turned 4 and his favorite colors are red and blue he tells me. I asked what his favorite things were and got a whole long list (all of which are in the quilt). Then his dad stepped in and wanted parts of his hunting clothes included, etc. Then I was told add some bear and some deer.

    The family is completely happy with this top and I am about to send it off to be machine quilted for them.

    Personally, I think it may win the vote for the ugliest quilt I have ever made!

    When it comes back and I can get a better full shot,it might look better. Most things do after they have been quilted and washed once.

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    OMG.....please LEAVE HIM/HER ALONE!!!!!!!!!! She/he, is just PERFECT for a child named Vincent. Yes, I do think quilts have either a male or female feeling :thumbup:

    jodi

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    I'd bind it in red and be happy. Vincent will be happy, for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by purrfectquilts
    Personally, I think it may win the vote for the ugliest quilt I have ever made!

    When it comes back and I can get a better full shot,it might look better. Most things do after they have been quilted and washed once.
    I'd rather have a shot of Vincent's face when you give him the finished quilt.

    Sorry to disagree with you, but I think it's fantastic. How can you not smile when you look at it?

    And I'll bet he's still using it when he's in high school..... ;) ;)

    I made a monster bed quilt for a 7 year-old. His mother said that he had a parade of kids the first week coming through the house to view his quilt.
    Tell me that's not better than a blue ribbon. Really.

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    MTS: that is definitely better than a blue ribbon!

    Vincent has been asking for this quilt for quite some time, so yes, a picture of his face would be just great. I hope I get to see that too.

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    I think it is great! The light coloured fabric in the center is perhaps bothering you? It will look great once something is quilted in that area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan
    I think it is great! The light coloured fabric in the center is perhaps bothering you? It will look great once something is quilted in that area.
    Yes, it did look a bit out of place. The backing is that same fabric. And, I do have lots of fabric left that I could make random blocks and scatter all around the back ... making the quilt reversible.

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