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Thread: My Denver Bronco Quilt (My 5th Project - Dec. 2008)

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    This is another project that I'm proud of. It is the 5th thing that I'd ever made. I had no pattern, no clue as to what I was doing, only a daughter who kept saying, "You can do it"! It was for my GS for Christmas. I just worked in rounds until I thought it looked right and then did something else. I started this at the end of Nov at my daughters in Nebraska. I came home Dec. 8 and then worked on it to finish it and mail it back to NE by Christmas! I was sooo afraid that I wouldn't get it made and sent in time. Then, after I got the top made which was 90" x 106", I did that Stitch in the Ditch to quilt it since my GS doesn't like tied quilts. I made the quilt and then used some of the scraps to make the pillows, which I sent to NE for my daughter to stuff. I think it turned out really good considering that I had absolutely NO Clue what I was doing!

    The Corners didn't match up
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    Damian on Christmas 2008 He Loved It!!!!
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    Oh this is great!
    My cousin would LOVE this!

    Great work!

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    Very nice!

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    Very, very nice!

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    Awesome job! Too bad it's the Broncos :) JUST KIDDING! It looks SOOOOO great!!

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    Wow. For not knowing what you were doing you did great. It looks like you have been making quilts for years. I can see why he loved it.

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    Not a huge Broncos fan. But I really like the quilt. :thumbup:

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    May I ask what pattern you used? My grandson would love that quilt but I would have to change it to OU

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma Phyl
    May I ask what pattern you used? My grandson would love that quilt but I would have to change it to OU
    Hi there! As I said at the beginning of the post, I was new to quilting (3 months) when my daughter asked me to make it for my GS. I had no pattern and no idea of what I was doing actually, so I just worked in rounds until it looked alright and it needed something different and then I'd do something else. I just kept working on it until it was big enough for my bed which is Queen like my GS's. No pattern needed----Just make one! LOL It was fun and turned out ok without one.

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    You did a great job!! I can see why your grandson loved it. Keep up the good work and keep posting those pictures. :thumbup:

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    wow you are brave I'm not sure I'm that brave. I have been quilting a short time took my first class at the local QS did block of the month so took me a year.
    It would be a challenge but hey why not, tell me do you remember what size blocks you cut? My GS would be so thrilled so I will have to try. I will be having total knee replacement next week so will have a long recovery and lots of time to cut blocks I just hope I will be back to my machine real soon as I will go crazy not being able to sew.

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    I used 2 1/2" squares for the main ones and I think I used 4" for the 2 rows above and below the center part to make it more rectangular like it should be. The center block is a 12".

    Good Luck! You'll be surprised at how easy it is.

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    thank you so much I will let you know how it turns out will work on it while I recover from my knee surgery.

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    What a wonderful job :thumbup:

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    nice job

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    my son would love this quilt,it is beautiful !!! where did u get the pattern, the picture of the bronco horse did u get it from another pattern or fabric. and the rim of horses i havent found any material yet with that design here in ohio.

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    Hi there! Thank you! I didn't have a pattern for this. I just worked it in rounds until I thought it looked good and then did something else. I purchased 2 different Denver Bronco fabrics at JoAnns in NE. On the first page, the next to the last picture, you can see the 2 fabrics that I bought. That is where I got the horse head. If you can't find the Bronce fabric locally, I'm sure you could find some online. Good luck.
    Marilyn

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    that is way cool.I have a friend who is a broncos fan,might have to make something like that for next christmas

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    Awesome!

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    What a GREAT Job. My nephew is graduating high school in June and loves the Bronco's. Like you I am just learning. My question is, how did you match the orange and blue? I mean the shade. Or did you just use an orange and blue that you liked. I am placing my order with Joann's Fabric.

    Any advice is appreciated. How much fabric did you use?

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    2nd questions, the material that has the Bronco's Helmet did you purchase that from Joann's also. I was able to find the material with the white and orange printed words on it but don't seem to be able to find the one with the helmet.

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