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    54/40 For BIL

    This one is a house warming gift for my brother in law. He is not really quilt-worthy so I used this as a warm up for a more intricate version of 54/40 I want to make. He loves purple and so I picked up a nice purple batik for the backing. I know that is the side he will use.

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    very nice, I don't know what you mean not intricate. It looks like a lot of work and very pretty. I've always wanted to make one of these. never heard it call 54/40 . . .?

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    ​Great quilt and one of my favourite patterns too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by love to sew View Post
    very nice, I don't know what you mean not intricate. It looks like a lot of work and very pretty. I've always wanted to make one of these. never heard it call 54/40 . . .?
    The block is called “54-40 or Fight”. This one has them alternated with 9 Patch blocks.

    it’s very pretty with all the bright colors against black.
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    It turned out splendidly...I really like the pattern. I’m sure your BIL will love it.
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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    Great quilt! I like the contrast of the light colors against the dark background.

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    That is a great quilt. Know this one is on my bucket list of quilts to make.

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    Beautiful job!!! That block has been on my list for awhile, I think I'd better it made and off my list.

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    Guess I'd have called this a variation of Tennessee Waltz. I love how you did it scrappy with the black!
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    Strikingly beautiful. I hope he will love it.
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    I hope he appreciates your time and work. Just beautiful
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    For not being quilt worthy, I'd say he won the jackpot. He must have won the jackpot in the sister category too.

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    Very pretty! Love the colors against the black!

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    To my knowledge, that pattern has been around for years. I believe the name refers to a period in our history of expanding America's boundaries and the numbers refer to a certain parallel.

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    Love the contrast and the 9-patches! Gives such a nice curved effect.

    Cat-on-a-mac, Tennessee Waltz is what Judy Martin called it combining the 54-40 or Fight block with a Snowball and so it was popularized under that name.

    54-40 or Fight was a slogan from the era of president James Polk (1850s). It was about the dividing line between Canada and the US, although that was settled on at the 49th parallel, which was the Oregon Territories (including the northern border of now Washington State.

    Edit: Living here in Seattle, I'm also familiar with the Pig War which so far as I know, has no blocks!
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig_War_(1859)

    And then there was Seward's Folly/President Lincoln's purchase of Alaska.
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    very nice!!!!!!

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    This quilt is strikingly beautiful and you did a great job with the color placements. LOVE it....great quilt for a guy, even a non-quiltworthy guy.

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    I love that pattern. Your quilt is pretty darn beautiful for someone not really quilt worthy though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by summitbay View Post
    For not being quilt worthy, I'd say he won the jackpot. He must have won the jackpot in the sister category too.
    exactly!
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    Bahahaha! Not quilt worthy!

    Your quilt is beautiful! I love it ~

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    Very Nice quilt! I agree with the others. This may be simple to you but looks very complex to the average person. Hope he likes it.
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    "Not Quilt Worthy!" I like that phrase. So nice of you to take pity on the fellow and give him such a gorgeous house warming gift.

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    Totally beautiful. Very nice colors.
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    it's beautiful
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    Beautiful...

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