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    Decided on what quilt to make

    I've been thinking about what quilt to make for my niece and her husband. He is an Army Ranger and when I asked her what type of quilt she might like she said she liked my patriotic one. Well... that one is mine. She likes the muted tones with red, white, and blue. I have a FQ set of Brannock and Patek "Remembrance" that would be perfect.

    I saw a pattern online last night that I really liked, Two Step by Miss Rosie's Quilt Company. It is only 80" x 80" so I modified and added the borders and a section on the top and bottom to make it 96"x 108". I wanted a bed sized one, not a barely-bed sized. I ordered the pattern even though it was easy to figure out in EQ and ordered 5 yards of the blue with little stars from the Remembrance collection for the borders (luckily found it on sale for $6.25 when everwhere else was $9.50).

    This will be a good one to use the printed HST strips from the Print and Sew program too.
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    I can not wait to see the real thing. Good sofa!

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    Nice pattern.

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    Wow !!!!!!

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    Looks better without the patch and block outlines in the picture export from EQ. I'll need to fudge the squares in the borders a little bit so that each corner has a colored square (or try and figure it out in round numbers when it's not so late at night). I adjusted it in EQ so it looks right but it's not 4" squares anymore.

    The stars in the middle of the blocks get really lost so maybe they should be in one fabric each.
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    It's going to be lovely, can't wait to see it finished!
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    Love the colors. The pattern is great.

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    Can't wait to see it in real life! Love the pattern.
    A finished quilt excites me!! Whether is it mine or yours!

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    Love the pattern and look forward to seeing the actual quilt when done!
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    I absolutely love EQ! Even just for the simple fact that the parts that I added can be changed a totally different color than everything else (bright orange it was) so that it can tell me that there are 4 5/8 yards needed over what the pattern calls for.

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    That's a very nice pattern.

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    I really like the pattern. It is going to make a beautiful quilt. I hope you post a photo of the finished quilt. have fun making it.

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    Lots of work there. Can't wait to see it complete
    Have a Blessed day
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    Wow this looks like a lot of work, but I love the pattern.

    Go for it!

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    I don't think it will be too hard to do. It's a lot of little HSTs but with the Triangle Magic software it's very quick and easy. I used that on the quilt in my avatar. The rest is just large HSTs, rectangles and squares.

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    Wow, it is going to be stunning. Can't wait to see it when it's done.

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    This will be beautiful Please show us the end result.

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    I like the pattern you chose. Looks better with the stars all one color. Going to be
    a beautiful quilt. Happy sewing.

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    I like the pattern

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    It'll be great! Lots of HST in that one!

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    Well, I sent my neice a picture of the quilt design and she seems very hesitant, asked if was red, white and blue or does it have, "all those other colors in it?" So I replied with a picture of all of the fabrics in the collection and that it was mainly those colors with a couple of greens and navy or black. I asked if she wanted ONLY red, white, and blue?

    She told me that she like my Patriotic one (pictured here) but I really don't want to make another one and I'm not giving up mine. It's hard to do something when you don't have as much interest in doing it but maybe I can come up with another 3-color design. Only good thing is that I really like the design I have/had planned for her and would do it anyway.
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    Beautiful. Your quilts are always fantastic. Can't wait to see it finished.
    Kacy from OK

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    Well, I see why she likes your patriotic quilt. It's beautiful. But I like the one you suggested to her, also. It might be too many HSTs for me to handle, tho. Will be anxious to see it when you finish it.

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    Ha! She replied that she just wants red, white and blue and that she wants to hand it on the wall. That means that I don't need to make a giant one either. Lots more possibilities with something smaller.

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