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Thread: The Lightning Bolt quilt

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    The Lightning Bolt quilt

    Last year I started making quilts for Quilts for Kids. On their website, they say that they need quilts for older boys. I thought about it and decided to make a quilt out of one big, bold block. While thinking about what pattern would appeal to older boys, this design popped into my head. It's a little bit like a superhero emblem, but not enough that a truly older boy would feel that it is too childish. (I hope.)

    The sides are straight, the curve in the left border is due to the way I have it hanging. You'll see a mis-matched point. There were several originally - I ripped and stitched until it was the best I could get it.

    I don't usually post photos until I get them quilted, but I'm so happy with this, I couldn't wait.

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    I love this lightening bolt......I think it is perfect for a boy of any age!!
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    Your quilt is outstanding for an older boy. The colors really do it justice! Good planning!

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    You did a fantastic job on the quilt. I know my 15-year-old grandson would love it, too!!

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    Great job. Older boys like super heros too. Does not look childish. Good job coming up with this design.
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    Great job on this!
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    Great work, nice pattern and colors. I'm sure an older boy will love it. Good of you to make it.
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    very unique great job
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    very clever design!!!
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    Love the lightning bold...even the missed point. Lightning has lots of those.
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    very cool !!
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    great idea!
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    Hey, I like it , and an older boy will cherish it.

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    That is a very good for a boy. Good job.

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    Cool original design-recognize that gold fabric too Congratulations

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    Perfect! ! !!

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    Love it, great job.

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    This really makes me think of Harry Potter.

    It looks awesome though.

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    Great job!
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    This will appeal to a boy of any age. I like the lightning bolt and the colors too. Great work.

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    Any boy would love to call that his own. Great job

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    This is a great quilt for a teenage boy. Heck I think it is a great quilt for even an ol granny like me. LOL Here's to thinking outside the box
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    That's a really cool design. Love it. Perfect for a young man.

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    I think whomever gets this neat quilt will be happy. Thanks for sharing.
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    That is a 'cool' quilt! !
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