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    What would you all do with this mixed up quilt top to make it look more coordinated? The corners do not show, but they are a pinwheel block.

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    I'm guessing Vincent isn't yet of voting age? He's a kid, right?

    Because I think it's just perfect for a kid.
    Obviously you spent a lot of time looking for fabric that would reflect his hobbies/likes. It's like a supersized I spy quilt. He's going to love showing it off to his friends.

    I think it's a riot!! So much fun!!

    I'd quilt that ASAP and get it on his bed permanently. :thumbup: :thumbup:

    Remember, it's ALL about Vincent.

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    I would bind it with either red of blue to pick up the colors from the center block. It looks like a nice quilt even if it does have a lot going on. I think the bright border will bring it all together. I think Vincent will have a good time finding all the different "favorite things".
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    Here is the scoop: Vincent just turned 4 and his favorite colors are red and blue he tells me. I asked what his favorite things were and got a whole long list (all of which are in the quilt). Then his dad stepped in and wanted parts of his hunting clothes included, etc. Then I was told add some bear and some deer.

    The family is completely happy with this top and I am about to send it off to be machine quilted for them.

    Personally, I think it may win the vote for the ugliest quilt I have ever made!

    When it comes back and I can get a better full shot,it might look better. Most things do after they have been quilted and washed once.

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    OMG.....please LEAVE HIM/HER ALONE!!!!!!!!!! She/he, is just PERFECT for a child named Vincent. Yes, I do think quilts have either a male or female feeling :thumbup:

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    I'd bind it in red and be happy. Vincent will be happy, for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by purrfectquilts
    Personally, I think it may win the vote for the ugliest quilt I have ever made!

    When it comes back and I can get a better full shot,it might look better. Most things do after they have been quilted and washed once.
    I'd rather have a shot of Vincent's face when you give him the finished quilt.

    Sorry to disagree with you, but I think it's fantastic. How can you not smile when you look at it?

    And I'll bet he's still using it when he's in high school..... ;) ;)

    I made a monster bed quilt for a 7 year-old. His mother said that he had a parade of kids the first week coming through the house to view his quilt.
    Tell me that's not better than a blue ribbon. Really.

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    MTS: that is definitely better than a blue ribbon!

    Vincent has been asking for this quilt for quite some time, so yes, a picture of his face would be just great. I hope I get to see that too.

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    I think it is great! The light coloured fabric in the center is perhaps bothering you? It will look great once something is quilted in that area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan
    I think it is great! The light coloured fabric in the center is perhaps bothering you? It will look great once something is quilted in that area.
    Yes, it did look a bit out of place. The backing is that same fabric. And, I do have lots of fabric left that I could make random blocks and scatter all around the back ... making the quilt reversible.

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    I think Vincent is going to be a very happy little boy. Red binding would set off the quilt nicely and since it's one of his favorite colors, that's a bonus.

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    It will be a treasure his whole life, I see him handing it on to his son.

    my 50 yo bro still has his landscape of the 100 acre wood with pooh & piglet in the corner that g-ma painted, yes, hung in his home office. (An artisan style painter, not a primitive, folks paid $100s for hers, back in the 70's)

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    What a beautiful little quilt.... WOW sooooo much work in it. Did you cut out the little boy as well.? whew IF I quilted 100 years do not think I'm that gifted... :) very nice job.

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    It's awesome...I wouldnt change a thing.

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    I agree with everyone else. It's perfect of a 4 yr old boy. Red binding will make it even more perfect!

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    What a wonderful quilt! That little guy is going to love it forever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by purrfectquilts
    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan
    I think it is great! The light coloured fabric in the center is perhaps bothering you? It will look great once something is quilted in that area.
    Yes, it did look a bit out of place. The backing is that same fabric. And, I do have lots of fabric left that I could make random blocks and scatter all around the back ... making the quilt reversible.
    You could just make a few pinwheels for the back -- keep it simple. I vote with the majority to bind in red.

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    Matching pillow sham!

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    great quilt top-get r done

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    beauty is in the eye of the beholder! So I am sure through Vincent's eyes this is beautiful!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheryl rearick
    What a beautiful little quilt.... WOW sooooo much work in it. Did you cut out the little boy as well.? whew IF I quilted 100 years do not think I'm that gifted... :) very nice job.
    It was fun to do the little boy. He is wearing Vincent's favorite colors, has the same hair color as the real boy and the same color eyes. He is kicking a ball, another of Vincent's favorite things to do and holding a cap with the letter "V" on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmouse
    It will be a treasure his whole life, I see him handing it on to his son.

    my 50 yo bro still has his landscape of the 100 acre wood with pooh & piglet in the corner that g-ma painted, yes, hung in his home office. (An artisan style painter, not a primitive, folks paid $100s for hers, back in the 70's)
    Wow. That is very special that your brother still has that.

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    Pillow shams would be a good idea and I like the thought of simple pinwheels for the back. A lot less work!

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    Proof that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I think it just shows your generosity. You're pleasing him, not necessarily you...The payback will be love and hugs.

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    I would not do a thing to it...leave it as is. It is too cute for a 4 yr. old. He will love it!! Good job.

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