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Thread: Something I got a kick out of

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    My son, 38 yrs old, has watched me with my machine and seen all the quilts I've made and quilted as he comes over quite often. He is the big macho type and never wanted to play with my machine. Yesterday, when he came over, he started telling me that when he was watching a TV show, he noticed the quilt on the bed in the show and the quilting design that was used. He was trying to explain the design to me. Who would have guessed??????...............only becuase I'm always shoving them in his face to look at. :lol:

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    What a nice surprise - you didn't think he had it in him, did you?

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    I still find it funny when the men in my life have an opinion about my quilts. My husband is very supportive of my quilting habit and looks at my completed blocks and quilts with a lot of interest---but when he starts offering advice, it cracks me up!!!!

    I am in the process of making a quilt for my youngest son. He gave me a blue paint sample from his bedroom and asked me to make a quilt to "go with" it. After a lot of emails and discussions we finally decided on a color palette, (green, blue and brown) and a pattern that he liked. I began making blocks and when he came over the next time he decided that it had too much brown and green and he wanted it to be mostly blue. It took a lot of talking on my part to convince him that if the quilt is the same color as his walls that you would not notice anything in his room but blue. He finally decided that I am the quilter and maybe I know more about it that he does--he is going to trust my judgment on this one.

    Yes, Jackie---I can just hear your son talking quilts with you!!!

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    The well rounded man has many interests and listens when others talk and therfore can respond intellegently :D your lucky

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    Mine will point out quilts that he sees in shows/movies. lol

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    Isn't that cute that the men in our lives takes an interest in what we do. My DH is always interested and offers advice. He is extremely supportive. He can draw quite well so sometimes I'll have him draw a design for me. Marcia, he drew the clouds in your quilt for me :lol:

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    Maybe someday he will want to sew and then you will be pushed off the chair.

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    My girls will never be quilters, or get anywhere near a sewing machine, but they love to go with me to the fabric store and find fabric for their next quilt. It made my day when I found out my DD was telling everyone she works with about the wonderful quilts I have made her. They may never quilt but they appreciate them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacquemoe
    Isn't that cute that the men in our lives takes an interest in what we do. My DH is always interested and offers advice. He is extremely supportive. He can draw quite well so sometimes I'll have him draw a design for me. Marcia, he drew the clouds in your quilt for me :lol:
    That is so neat to know!!! I will have to point them out to people and tell them that! I have had Pete draws things for me for quilts too!!

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    Ruth,
    I am going to have to quote you one this...
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    Love our guys.. all act so macho and tough , but great big teddy bears inside :lol: Mine even helps pick out fabric , colors and patterns sssshhhhh don't let him know I let the secret it . Plus he will help iron and recently has talked about buying his own basic machine to help me :wink:
    Sharon

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    hehehehe what a nice young man.

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    I thought for sure you were going to say that he sat down at your machine and stitched you out a sample :lol: Maybe that will be next? :wink: 8) 8)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    Love our guys.. all act so macho and tough , but great big teddy bears inside :lol: Mine even helps pick out fabric , colors and patterns sssshhhhh don't let him know I let the secret it . Plus he will help iron and recently has talked about buying his own basic machine to help me :wink:
    Sharon
    next thing you know, they'll think they know more about quilting than we do. LOL! try telling them how to take the lawn mower apart. or how to miter two pieces of wood.

    what's your favorite chocolate? we'll visit you in the hospital.

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    My husband has joined me in the sewing room. Not only is he a sewing machine technician (he keeps me in stitches :)), but a quilter too! He is probably more precise with his piecing than I am and with his "man brain" comes up with easier ways of doing things sometimes. He even digs in up to his elbows every year when we make "Grammy Jammies" for all of our grandkids (21 and one more on the way!) for Christmas. The only problem is that he is color blind...
    I love and appreciate him so much!

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    I think that's absolutely GREAT! What a guy.

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    It is sew nice to hear about the men being interested in quilts. :lol:

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    I think that is so cool when the men get involved like that.

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    Hans is very good at design stuff - he always has a go at rearranging my OBWs for example and they look MUCH better than my layouts. Once, we were in a quilt show and he suddenly pointed at a sampler quilt and shouted 'Drunkard's Path'! He was right too - I was soooo impressed! :D He actually DOES listen to me! :lol:

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