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    Cool My first lap quilt top

    I decided to make a lap quilt to give away at my family reunion this summer. The attendees include my DD and her husband, my two brothers and their wives (maybe their children), and our first cousins on my father's side. I had a special label embroidered for the back of the quilt that stated it was made in honor of our grandmother, our last names, the date, and that it was made with love by me. I wanted to make something gender neutral because everyone is married but me and another cousin so I picked out 11 different fabrics and made HSTs. I started cutting last Friday night and finished putting the top together this morning. I still have to get backing and binding material. I have batting that I bought when I bought the fabrics. I should be able to sandwich next weekend and start quilting. This quilt top is about 40" x 70" (we have a 3 tall men in the family). This will be a fun drawing but I did tell everyone that you can only win if you attend. I pieced this on my Singer 301A that I named for my grandmother. Thanks for looking.
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    Great color combination!

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    Very pretty. Someone is going to be lucky.

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    Very pretty. I do love the color combination. Great job.

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    Looks great. I'm sure if your family members know they have to attend to win, everyone will be there.
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    lovely job. a great prize for anyone
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    that's a really beautiful quilt
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    Lucky family member who wins this beautiful quilt! I love the colors!

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    Hey Ann, Thanks for letting me know you posted. It's gorgeous. I love triangles and use them a lot. Great color combo!! Your right, this would work for a man or a woman. If I was at that reunion....I definitely would be hoping It would be going home with me. Of course, I am lured by the polka dots. I love using them in a quilt also! lol. Nice job.
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    Very nice. What a fun event that should be. Peggy
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    Very nice colors. Some of the fabrics remind me of mens shirts.

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    You did a great job!

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    Nicely done! Love the colors and you did a great job with the HST.

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    Just so you know.....I'm available for adoption Love the colors and pinwheels are my favorites

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    What a great idea and a lovely quilt.

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    A lucky recipient is going to love this. Nice job. Thank you for sharing.
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    very nice color combination .you did a super job on your quilt
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    Beautiful could I put my name in the drawing too lol
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    Great quilt! Neat idea too!
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    I do like your colors

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    I would be interested to know how you came to select the combination of colors you used, they go so well together. Your quilt is beautiful and someone is going to be so happy to win it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luce321 View Post
    I would be interested to know how you came to select the combination of colors you used, they go so well together. Your quilt is beautiful and someone is going to be so happy to win it.
    I didn't think it was going to turn out as nice as it did. I just picked out some fabrics that I liked and added a couple of light colors and stuck with colors that guys would like. Most of the fabric is from Connecting Threads. I did find three at JoAnn's. When I cut it, I cut all the fabric into 5" squares, then I cut them diagonally and matched them up with the other fabrics to put the HSTs together. When I sewed the HSTs blocks together, I put them together randomly, trying to keep for putting two of the same fabrics together. It was a fun project. I have enough squares to make a smaller quilt that will go to my DD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judith1005 View Post
    Hey Ann, Thanks for letting me know you posted. It's gorgeous. I love triangles and use them a lot. Great color combo!! Your right, this would work for a man or a woman. If I was at that reunion....I definitely would be hoping It would be going home with me. Of course, I am lured by the polka dots. I love using them in a quilt also! lol. Nice job.
    Sorry to disappoint you Judith, but the polka dots are really stars. I love polka dots, too, but I thought the guys would like stars better. You know, Men! hehehehe

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    Very pretty, love the color combo.
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    Very nice color combination and configuration. I haven't tried HSTs yet. You sure fit them together well. Very nice work.

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