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    I'm so excited!!!

    My daughter, who had adamantly insisted she doesn't like quilts and didn't want me to make one for her, told me last nite she has changed her mind and wants me to make one for her bedroom!!

    I sent her to pinterest to look at quilts and this morning she sent me 8 she liked and said to pick which one I wanted to make, and listed the colors she would like: sage, mint, black and a little pink and gray.

    This photo is the one she liked the best but thought it might be too hard for me to make. I thought I could adapt it by using snowball corners and it would be fine. I am debating between 12" blocks that would be 5 x 6 blocks or 8" blocks going 7 x8. Any input from you wonderful quilters out there?
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    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

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    Oh that will be lovely and fun to find the color in that one. I love black and white with an accent color.
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    Looks like one of Jenny's Urban quilts.


    eta: and so it is... Urban Abacus http://sewkindofwonderful.com/

    Most of her patterns revolve around her ruler....not a necessity, but it does make life easier.


    and her fabulous blog: http://sewkindofwonderful.blogspot.com/

    Check out her FMQ on Urban Holiday - AMAZING:
    http://sewkindofwonderful.blogspot.c...-finished.html
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    Thanks for that info MTS, I didn't think to have my DD get the info of where she found the quilts she liked. I will definitely be checking out her site!!
    Linda Wedge White

    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

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    That is going to be beautiful and how exciting that your daughter came around and is now excited about quilts!!!
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    That is going to be a really beautiful quilt!!!!

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    I had a similar experience with my costly daughter. She was just so blah about everything I did until she asked me for a quilt with particular colors in it. That's the finished quilt in my picture. it just totally changed her attitude and she shows it to everyone. I am very happy for you. I really considered this a big step for the two of us!!!
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    the colors and quilting really make the quilt. i think your adaptation is a great idea i vote for 8" blocks
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    Here is a free pattern that is almost the same

    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2011/04/...quilt.html?m=1

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    Another example of a "modern quilt" drawing in another young quilter! Yay! I love what she chose and it'll be fun with some pink added in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilterchibb View Post
    Here is a free pattern that is almost the same

    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2011/04/...quilt.html?m=1
    Thanks for the link! This is very close to what I came up with on my graph paper!!!
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    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

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    What a delightful person is Jenny at sewkindofwonderful. I watched her videos about her patterns and her ruler and am very tempted to buy it. My problem is at $25. I am just not sure I'd ever use it again after this one quilt and on my budget, that is just not wise spending. I am not such a fan of the modern look for myself, unfortunately, and I have to think about the fabric waste from using that curved shape. In some of her patterns that isn't an issue as you use both parts from the cut, just not in this particular one. Hmm.... unless I saved them to do a negative version. LOL
    Oh temptation, get thee from me...... danggggggg
    Linda Wedge White

    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

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    I like the idea of the larger blocks. Should be beautiful.
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    Go get Jenny's ruler and pattern, they're easy and you can make the exact opattern your daughter likes!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Another example of a "modern quilt" drawing in another young quilter! Yay! I love what she chose and it'll be fun with some pink added in.

    Jan in VA
    I have to agree with you, Jan. First, that is a beautiful quilt and I just checked out the Urban Quilts blog - also beautiful. My sister has always made it clear that she didn't want a quilt but this summer she saw one I had made on the more modern side. I had actually planned to keep it myself but she wanted it --- so she got it. The style and color do make a difference.
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    I think either size would work. What is easier to do to acquire the finished size you want? Patch size is often what is asthetically pleasing to your eye...for instance, I like small 9 patch blocks (6x6) as opposed to larger ones (12/12)

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    that is a beautiful quilt-have fun making one
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    I'm so happy for you. There is nothing that warms a mother's heart like making something she knows her child will love! The age of the child doesn't matter!
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    The curve on those pieces is very gentle, so it should not be too hard to do. I would suggest you make a couple practice blocks. You may even want to get a new ruler with that gentle curve to ensure accuracy. But if that's the design she wants, and this is really the first thing she's asked for, I'd try to make it for her, rather than change what she wants to something that's easy to do. Good luck! We're looking for a finished photo !

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    If you want your "picky" daughter to love the quilt you make her, do the exact pattern and colors she specifies. Otherwise you will be hurt if she doesn't react the way you think she should. By the way, she has every right to HER design and coolor preferences. The design you showed doesn't look that difficult.

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    Very nice color choices. I know she'll love it because she picked it out. Input is important to the young converts.

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    I can't wait to see what you come up with....please post before giving it to her!

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    I can't wait to see what you come up with....please post a picture before giving it to her!

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    It should be fun.

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    That is really a fun quilt. And her color choices will just pop. Be sure to post a finished pic

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