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Thread: Falling T's Quilt

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    Falling T's Quilt

    I was asked to make a quilt for a man I work with. He received a quilt from his grandma when he graduated from high school. And he wanted to give his son a quilt also. He paid for all the material, but I didn't charge him for my time, as I would have made a quilt for someone anyway. It was probably the largest quilt I have made - queen size. So I sent it out to be quilted. I also paid them to sew the binding on the quilt (then I hand sewed it on the back). I was afraid I was going to run out of time to finish it. I had quite a few leftover 10"-11" strips from the 2 1/2 packs of jelly rolls, so I decided to do a "jelly roll race" quilt with them while the large quilt was out being quilted. I gave that lap quilt to them also (I think the Dad decided to keep the lap quilt). The pattern is "Falling T's" from The Quilter Magazine, November 2008. It was a very easy pattern to do.
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    i love the batiks. it is perfect for a young man
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    Really nice quilts

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    very cool quilt! and very generous of you- it is always nice when we can give that way great job!
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    What a generous gift. I love the fabrics and the lap quilt came out great. Both are great guy quilts. Thanks for sharing.
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    Both are great quilts colors for men and sure to be used and loved ! God bless you!

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    Oooh...nice! Did the quilt inspector approve? Sure does look happy with all the lovely work!
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    Great "guy" quilts!! I'm sure they will enjoy them.

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    That's beautiful! The lagniappe lap quilt is so sweet!!!!

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    Two great quilts, that's the best jelly roll race quilt I have seen, I like the smaller pieces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119 View Post
    Great "guy" quilts!! I'm sure they will enjoy them.
    "Guy quilts" are so tough to come up with... both of these are awesome! The batiks are just perfect & I bet both guys are crazy about their quilts! Thanks for sharing!
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    Very nice work and I love the colors. They are lucky to have such a nice friend to do this for them. A star in your crown in heaven!
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    I like how the falling T's make a second pattern of stars. Very nice
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    Nice! The father did great in picking out the colors, I am sure his son is so proud. And you were able to give Dad a keepsake as well. Aren't you the greatest? Bravo!

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    Love them both but I have to say that your jelly roll race rivals just about every other one I have seen. the fabrics look so nice in it.

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    Both fantastic. Love the fabrics...and the design. Well done, a most generous offer of your time and expertise.

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    Beautiful, wonderful colors.
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    Your quilt inspector blends right in with the quilt! Maybe he wants you to keep it, lol. Beautiful quilts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Both are just beautiful. Great color combo. How many different fabrics did you use? I am going to look for this pattern. Hope I find it. Love the lap quilt. So nice of you to do this for them both. Is the backing Batik also? BrendaK
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    very pretty

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    that is beautiful. I understand forgetting to charge for your time But I know you won't make that mistake again. You can ask him if he would at least pay for you sending out to get quilted. maybe to late for your time but you could ask for sending it out.
    good luck
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    Great job!

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    They both ate very pretty. Beautiful work!

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    Both quilts are terrific! Very generous of you to give them both!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrendaK View Post
    Both are just beautiful. Great color combo. How many different fabrics did you use? I am going to look for this pattern. Hope I find it. Love the lap quilt. So nice of you to do this for them both. Is the backing Batik also? BrendaK
    BrendaK,
    I used 2.5 Hoffman Bali Pops of the colored material and at least one Snow Jelly Roll of the neutrals.
    The backing is a black with black swirl flannel.
    Sandy

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