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Old 05-26-2010, 04:35 PM
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If you make a quilt for your MIL, be ready for it to be picked apart. If she's picky now, watch out. Nice gesture to make one, but I'd go out and buy a pretty but inexpensive one.
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Old 05-26-2010, 04:47 PM
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yep, reversible quilts by Sharon Pederson
or fun and done patterns which are quilt as you go.
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Old 05-26-2010, 05:55 PM
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Why do you need a special pattern for 'reversible quilts'? Why not just make two different tops then use one for the back? Of course, I wouldn't make two intricate tops for the picky woman! lol
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Old 05-26-2010, 06:12 PM
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Yes I made this reversible "Steelers" quilt. It is tied. It really wasn't hard to do.

Class quilt for 4th grade for Fine Arts Auction

"Other" side of the quilt
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Old 05-26-2010, 06:13 PM
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My late MIL was a peach and loved anything I made for her and everything we did for her, or even if we just visited with no gifts. I was very fortunate to have had her for a MIL.

Reversible quilts have been around for a long, long time. I was gifted an antique quilt the other day that was reversible. If you're making one side in browns and blues, and plan on making another top to put on the other side, why not just ask her what colors she'd want? Personally I'd just make two quilts. Maybe she'd like somthing in Spring/Summer colors.
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Old 05-27-2010, 03:29 AM
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Ooh that's cool! Hopefully I can make hers as well, perhaps it would be better to make her two rather than reversible.
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Old 05-27-2010, 03:44 AM
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i always put just as much thought into the back as the front, i think pretty much every quilt i've ever made can be put on the bed with which ever side you are in the mood for at the time. they may not always be peiced but the ones that are whole cloth, the quilting is good enough to look great on the back too.
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:19 AM
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Originally Posted by raksmum
I have made one. One side has the same colors as yours and the other side I did in batiks. They are easy and fun to do. Sorry, it got scooped up as soon as I made it so don't have a picture on hand.
That is what I'm doing with a quilt for DD or you can make two tops and put them together then bind in a color that fits both.
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:24 AM
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I have used two quilts on the same piece, I love the idea of having 2 patterns , depending on my mood... it's no different than a peiced back, you're so creative, you'll do a great job & she'll wonder why she was even concerned about it to begin with.
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Originally Posted by nativetexan
yep, reversible quilts by Sharon Pederson
or fun and done patterns which are quilt as you go.
I love Sharon... she is a really nice teacher! Sorry I just had to add that in. Her patterns are great as well.
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