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Thread: Lap Quilt for My Dad

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    I don't think you can really see the colors in this pic, so maybe I can get others that show it off better. It is dark browns, coppers and black with cream in the other half of the logs.

    I'd like to thank my Dad for getting me in the picture (not!)

    The back is nice too, but have to ask him for more photos.

    I really liked making the checkerboard border. So nice when all the fabrics come together and the design just creates itself. Yes, I just made this up as I went along. It was for his birthday last year.

    I will try to post more pics soon in this thread.

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    Hey, I figured out how to add to the original posting! Here is the back of the quilt.
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    That IS really neat. I love it!

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    Beautiful!! I really like those colors and your block layout is perfect! :)

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    Gorgeous! You too, Wendy! That looks like a hard pattern. I love the browns, copper and black. I've been collecting those colors.

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    Here is a more detailed pic of the front. Waiting for Dad to send a pic of the back, cause I made it fancy. The focus fabric is trees on a black background. The quilt is sideways in this photo.

    Thanks for the compliments!

    I MOVED IT TO THE TOP AFTER I FIGURED OUT HOW TO ADD TO THE POST!

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    I love the border!

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    Gorgeous! What a great quilt...I absolutely love the layout!

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    Absolutely beautiful (or handsome hahaa) work. Your dad is a lucky man to have such a great daughter :)

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    Awesome Wendy--you did a great job on your quilt- love the colors.
    I'm sure your dad was thrilled that his little girl has so much talent :!: :!:

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    very nice. i'll bet dad is proud of his quilt.
    love the colors. the cream really sets it off.

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    Nice!

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    that is beautiful, and I bet Dad was very pleased :D

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    I love the colors and the layout. I especially like the way the black adds some framing with the layout. Very striking! Lucky dad.

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    Very stunning colors! Love the border and the piecing, the back is almost as pretty as the front, Good Job :D :D :D

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    Your quilt is beautiful. I love log cabin quilts--there are so many ways to put them together. You did a great job.

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    Quilting has truly become an art form (as opposed to a craft) and your Dad's quilt is just further evidence! It is beautiful and so masculine looking in your design and choice of colors.

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    Wow, you are very talented. Beautiful quilt. Kyia

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    I'm speachless. It's beautiful. (Or insert whatever word your dad would find acceptable. :D )

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    YOU DID A WONDERFUL ON THE FRONT AND BACK. LOVE THE CHECKERBOARD BORDER. YOUR DAD MUST BE VERY HAPPY WITH THIS QUILT.

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    Very pretty...know your dad will enjoy it for a long time .

    Could you tell me the size of a lap quilt.....want to make one but not sure on the size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewSew2
    Very pretty...know your dad will enjoy it for a long time .

    Could you tell me the size of a lap quilt.....want to make one but not sure on the size.
    A lap quilt is smaller than a twin, and it can be whatever size you choose. A twin is 63x87 inches. Most people make a lap quilt rectangular, but the layout I wanted for my dad's quilt called for a large square.

    He can also use it for a wall hanging (he has lots of blank wall space) but so far he keeps it on his sofa.

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    loved the colors. You should be proud of yourself.

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    A beautiful quilt. Love the colors! It is inspiring! Thanks for giving me the link.

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    nice
    Excellent quilt for a man

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    What an unusual layout. I like it very much. Very nice for your Dad, a real man's quilt. BTW you look fine in the picture

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