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    All quilts can be beautiful. muted colors or no colors as you say too. She did well I"m sure.

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    I quilted an all white whole cloth quilt for my daughter for her wedding and it came out beautiful & I am very proud of it as there is a lot of quilting in whole cloth quilts. This was done at the beginning of my quilting career (aka hobby) & I had no idea how she was going to decorate and the quilt is always out, sometimes folded and on display and sometimes on her bed.
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    Does the white have a tone on tone design?

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    Sounds different. Please try to get a picture of it, I'd love to see how it looks.

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    I've never thought about using all white, but I'll bet it is really pretty! It wouldn't be too practical around here with 4 doggies, but I sure would love to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeaninmaine View Post
    Sounds different. Please try to get a picture of it, I'd love to see how it looks.
    I'd love to see a picture, also.

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    I would not have been shocked except to note that he actually made a comment. That the comment was a compliment is a bonus!!!!! Now you have given me an idea - a solid color 10-minute block quilt!! Hot Diggity!!
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
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    I would like to make an all neutral color quilt from light to dark neutrals.
    Got fabric?

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    I someday want to make an all white quilt. Perhaps the lack of color was just his preference and/or maybe he liked that he could see the quilting so well. Her quilt sounds beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    My adult DDs will say why did you pick that fabric? or that fabric looks old ladish, or I wouldn't have used those colors. But when the quilt is finished they are the first ones to say I want that!
    Somewhat off topic but my DIL once told me my scent (Chanel #5) was "old lady perfume!"

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    Just speaks to different peoples' taste. I wouldn't take it personally. I hate yellow. Most people say, "Oh, it is so cheerful. How can you hate it?" I believe it is cheerful for them but to me it is extremely depressing. Just different tastes.

    On another note, I know paper piecing is a lot of work but as a general rule I don't like the appearance of most things paper pieced. They look too choppy to me. So, I might say to someone that paper pieced a lot and finally made a 9-patch, "This is my favorite quilt you have made." My taste, not a comment on their work.

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    I am taking the Free Craftsy BOM club. I proudly took my blocks into a co-worker who quilts, since she had never made some of these blocks. Her comments--"I would have never used THAT color." Hurtful--yes. So I will not be showing my blocks off to her again. Yes, everyone like different things and that is what makes the world interesting. However, comments that are meant to demean (even unintentional) are not necessary. That is why I so enjoy this board....everyone is so positive and praises each other. We are special people!
    All WHITE quilt---go for it!! LOTS OF CRAZY COLOR--I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
    My friend has just made a white quilt for a friend. It has no colour at all. On showing her son, 35ish his comment was" that is is the best quilt you have ever made" this was an amazing shock to her as she makes very colourful quilts. All the ladies in out group like it and the skill at it was done with the 10 minute blocks but disliked no colour.
    People are like quilts (ALL DIFFERENT KINDS). Some people LOVE lots of colors etc., but others like simple (styles or colors). This is part of being a quilter (some times we make quilts we like and other times we make quilts that some one else will like), just remember it takes ALL KINDS. I'm sure the quilt is lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivnme View Post
    I would love to see the finished project. Sounds kind of neat. Does anyone have any quilts done with one color?
    Summer before last I make a quilt with various neutrals from very light beige to a darker tan. I'm not sure if that's what you mean by one color or not. http://knitnoid.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/nstdone.jpg Then there is the blue applecore quilt I made for my husband http://knitnoid.files.wordpress.com/...applefront.jpg and the blue row quilt I gave my brother and his wife http://knitnoid.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/rowquiltdone.jpg. There is a pink quilt too, but I'm not finding a picture of it at the moment. Seems like I made a couple more blue quilts. I had to use up all that blue fabric from the applecore quilt.

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    I am so blessed, John is able to look at a quilt and see the pattern, colors or not, creativity, workmanship, and ALWAYS finds something positive and wonderful about each one, and not just mine but those made by other people
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    I can do you one better - my grandson once said, we had "old people" candy (hard candy)!! LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by mme3924 View Post
    Somewhat off topic but my DIL once told me my scent (Chanel #5) was "old lady perfume!"
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
    Done is better than perfect.

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    I spent years quilting a whole cloth quilt of white. When I presented it to my first GD at her wedding, she and her new husband both burst into tears! What a joy that they appreciated it. But in this world, each to his own. I'm sure yours was lovely.

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    Would love to see her quilt. I am in the process of making a white string quilt (Ditter's tutorial) and it is turning into my favorite quilt ever. I usually only use brights and batiks so this is a big change for me.

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    I've noticed on decorating shows that they often dress the bed in all white linens, blankets and quilts of different textures. I think it looks clean and inviting and maybe that's what he thinks also. I like it when my family and friends point out to me what they like in colors and fabrics because then I get ideas for gifts for them.
    I'm sure her white quilt is beautiful and I'd like to see it.
    Kathleen, a lass with a bit of the Irish in her blood and a whole lot of Irish in her heart

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    Less is more when it comes to men...lol. Bet is is beautiful!
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    your quilts are so beautiful. Really love the blue apple core.

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    One color quilts can be special. But his comment makes me wonder if her might be color blind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mme3924 View Post
    Somewhat off topic but my DIL once told me my scent (Chanel #5) was "old lady perfume!"
    It is !
    Young people now like Kalvin Klein, Juicy Couture, etc..
    French brands and perfums are No No for them.
    Im stick to the "old"
    loving retirement

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    I love quilts, pieced of all colors, including batiks and mixed; but have recently made some whole cloth quilts with stippling; everyone carried on so over them that I am really into whole cloth quilts now--they are so quick and easy--two days plus the binding and you're done. My GS (whom I dearly love) has accepted two of my BOM quilts with some reservations. But when I recently gave him one of the whole cloth quilts, he actually gushed out loud over it. I was flabbergasted. You just never know......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tashana View Post
    My mother, God bless her, is really trying to like quilts because I make them. She just cannot get passed by all the colors and prints. She would probably be mesmerized by your friend's quilt. I still have not made a quilt for my mother. She will love anything I make because it came from me but I also want her to really like the quilt itself. Maybe I will try a one color quilt and see how it goes. Thank you for the idea.
    maybe a 2 color quilt would be something she would like. I made a blue and white one for my DGD and she loves it esp. since blue is her favorite color. this was taken before I tied it and put on binding.
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