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Thread: I need your opinions, please................

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    I need your opinions, please................

    A friend asked me to make a quilt for her grandson's college dorm. She had no preferences as to color so I cose dark brown and shades of teal and made Magic Squares from Jenny Doan's tute. The top is not yet quilted but my DH took a look and pronounced it too girly for a young man. I was sure the color choices were fine and I stayed away from flowers and other delicate shapes. What do you think?
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    I like it and do not think it's girlish. I think the colors would brighten up a dorm room.
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    For what it's worth, I think it is perfectly fine for a boy. I don't see anything girly about it. The colors are definitely good for a boy. JMHO

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    What, exactly, is girly about it? I have a DS and a SIL and am betting either one would love a quilt like that.
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    My DH says you better ask the kid. He thought it was girly, too. I think its stunning. So far the women think its fine and the "boys" don't.

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    IMO, it's not at all girlie. It's REALLY beautiful (or should I say "handsome"?)

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    Beautiful non girl quilt! You did a great job. I'm sure the grandma will be very proud to give it to her grandson.
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    I am sure he will love it............ I think it looks just fine. Guys can like teal too.

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    My DH says its not girly at all!!!!!!

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    Yes, ask him. It does not look "girly" at all to me and "manly" colors have changed in the last several years, but HE is the one who will be using it.

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    I am a total tom boy so I think I can be an authority on this ....not girly!

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    Not too girly, by the time he has all his treasures in the room it will all work perfectly.
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    I think it's great, definitely not too girlish.

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    Depends on the guy! I think guys are more picky than girls.
    I like it and I think it would be fine for a man.
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    I think you made a great quilt. I would not give it to a girl. My son is about to turn 24. He has tats and rides a motorcycle. He went shopping for a shirt and tie to go out and came home with purple !!!!
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    I think its a perfect "guy" quilt! He is going to love it! Great job, good colors!
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    This girly thing is lame (sorry). If a man is confident in himself he could wear pink!

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    I think it's beautiful and should be fine in a boys dorm room. Do a modern sort of quilting, no flowery thing, and it should be wonderfully received.

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    I don't think it's too girly.. I think it might be too nice to sent to college..

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    My DH just said if the girls like it, her GS will be happy! I think it looks great!

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    What do men know.....
    I think the colors scream male.
    I see nothing girlie here. If I were to give this to my GD...she would say thanks and we'd never see it again.

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    I think its perfect, just because its not camo doesnt mean its not masculin. Manly quilts can be beautiful!!

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    It doesn't look girly to me. It looks modern and uptown. I like it a lot. I think a guy would like it.

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    Looks good to me. Boys where these colors dont they
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    Boy/man quilts can be so hard. I asked my DH and he said it was neutral.

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