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Thread: DD's quilt she requested for her 13th Birthday

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    My DD asked me to make this quilt for her B'day. She picked out most of the fabric, the pattern is from Quilt Magazine Feb/Mar issue page 14 (Sweet Girly Girl) We made pillows to coordinate and are working on a bed skirt and quilted shams also.She didn't get to see the quilt until her party,but i did let her see a pillow each day until her b'day to pacify her.She lets me know quite often how much she loves her new quilt. She wants her walls aqua with a lime green accent wall, I'm not sold on it yet, i like the neutral taupe she has now.
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    I love the quilt and the pillows-you did a fabulous job! I think the walls would be awesome in the aqua with a lime accent. My 4 year old has orange and purple walls-it's only paint :-)
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    Really Sweet!! I really like the pinky-coral pillow (that's how I'm seeing it) That would also rock as an accent wall.

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    Most tweens or teens love bright colors, must be in their genes!! As someone else said, it is only paint! :D :D The quilt is lovely and all those accents will make this room a showcase. Her friends will envy her. :-D

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    Very sweet!

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    Great job - what fun! And I can think of no way better to highlight it than with those aqua walls. Love the pillow with the stripped bow.
    When my daughters were that age, we repainted their rooms at least once a year to match their moods as they grew. My husband was convinced we were putting so much paint on the walls that we were losing square footage. The phase passes eventually.

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    So pretty. You both did a great job. It looks so happy!

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    I love it!!

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    Beautiful job! Aww... paint the walls. Believe me, if you don't she'll never let you forget it! LOL. BUT if you do, just think what you can say to her down the road when she is a parent... "Remember that odious colour you wanted your room painted? I went along with that..."

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    The quilt is beautiful and I love the pillows!!!!

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    Very pretty quilt. :thumbup:

    Just remember, it's her room. And after she gets older and leaves the nest, you can always repaint it back to taupe.

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    Beautiful quilt. She did a great job picking out her fabrics. I think her colors for the walls would look great. You can always paint it later.

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    Great quilt & pillows! I'm w/your daughter! I'd want aqua walls too! The quilt will really pot then!

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    Gorgeous quilt and pillows. I agree with everyone else. It's just paint!

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    VERY PRETTY!! You did a wonderful job.

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    Wonderful :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I want to live in her room!!

    Let her paint it, if you can. Paint is not all that expensive and wall color just isn't a battle worth fighting. When my oldest son was that age, he painted his wall soft grey and then used squirt guns and spray bottles to add bright primary colors. It didn't suit my taste, but I earned a ton of "cool Mom" points and it was not that big a deal to paint over when he moved out.

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    I agree to paint the room, it is only paint. For her to appreciate it more, have her paint it herself.

    Really nice quilt and pillows. :D

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    Beautiful job on the quilt and matching pillows!!! :) :)

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    Beautiful quilt and pillows. My daughter's room is 2 dark shades of aqua with white bedding and it is gorgeous. I say aqua is a MUST! It will really highlight the quilt. Plus it's easy enough to paint over later.

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    Paint the room. My son has orange walls and carpet.

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    She did a great job picking out the fabrics. You did a beautiful job on the rest! You can both be proud.As far as the walls go, be glad she doesn't want to paint them black! Maybe she would be happy to start with three aqua walls and the taupe wall behind the bed. It would look great...add more lime green accents. Even if you end up painting the way she wants it, it will be okay.
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    How perfect is that!! I vote YES on her wall color ideas, too!! It's an easy place to let kids have some say. And paint is cheap. :wink:

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    What a striking quilt and pillows! Let your DD have her "WILD" side, it's only paint and you can paint over it when her tastes change. They're only young once and want to express themselves. Just remind her about paybacks when she has a DD of her own one day and wants to do the same thing. Enjoy, my DD is 26 yrs. and still loves bright colors, lol!

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    Really cute. I think Aqua walls would look nice.

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