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Thread: Blue scrappy for my FIL

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    My husband went to visit his dad in the hospital last weekend. He has been in the hospital for three months and now will be going to a nursing home. My FIL was asking about what I was doing and my husband told him I had been doing a lot of sewing and was making quilts. Well, he thought that was wonderful and asked if I might would make him a quilt because he gets so cold all the time. So how could I refuse?
    I hd lots of scraps already in blues so I decided to make something really quick and easy. There is not real design. I backed it with flannel. I did a wide binding and fancy stitched it to the front. I normally hand sew a narrower binding, but I figure this will get a lot of washing and needs to be sturdy. It is not a large quilt, just 48 x 48 inches. But I figure that will be good for when he is up in a chair.
    So here it is. I needed to practice FMQ. I do ok, but I tend to get my lines too tight.
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    That is a wonderful quilt for either a man or woman. i love the colors. Your free motion looks great

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    Wonderful!! Perfect idea for him. :thumbup:

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    One of my favorite colors is blue. Love it!

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    That should provide lots of warmth and love.

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    That is a very nice quilt for a gentleman. I'm sure that he is going to love it and it should keep him cozy.

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    You did a great job with that quilt. He will enjoy the hugs and comfort.

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    I don't think your fmq lines are too tight. i love the quilt... just want to curl up in it. great job.

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    You did a great job with the colors, laying it out and especially quilting it. Kudos!

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    Your quilt is wonderful he will love it.

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    He did tell my husband his favorite color is blue. Like it was a big hint. I was a little worried because the fabric I had on hand had hearts and flowers, but I guess it is ok.

    I plan to make him another one next month, so he still has one when they are washing one. I don't think he needs a bed sized quilt. He has a comforter and all that. But he likes to sit up in a chair to eat so a smaller quilt should be better, I hope.

    Thanks so much for the kind words. You guys are all the best.

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    He is going to love it - pretty soon you will get requests from the other residents.

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    Pretty quilt, looks like a sturdy one that will take a lot of washing. I think he will appreciate it because you made it just for him.

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    What a great quilt! Looks perfect, warm and homey and your quilting looks good to me.

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    Very pretty! I'm sure he will love it!

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    Your quilt is wonderful. I love the colors. Your FIL will love it.

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    Fantastic !! Both quilt & quilting !! :-D

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    What a beautiful quilt you have made for you Father in Law!! I'm sure that every time that he wraps up in that quilt he will feel your love!

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    Very nice!

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    I think this is beautiful and will be throughly enjoyed.
    You did a great job.
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    I am sure he will be so happy to have this. We do a lot of sewing for nursing homes. They request the smaller quilts so they don't get caught in the wheel chairs. Do hope your FIL will do well with his recovery. My prayers for all of you!

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    Very "dad-like". So simple, yet so pretty!

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    I love your beautiful quilt and I know your FIL will gets lots of enjoyment--and warmth--using it.

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    You are a great daughter-in-law. He will cherish this quilt. It is beautiful!!

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    Looks great to me!!! I am sure he will love it.

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