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Thread: My SIL hinted very strongly for a quilt- here's the top I made.....

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    My SIL hinted very strongly for a quilt- here's the top I made.....

    So I recently made my MIL a Carpenter's Star out of fabrics that I wasn't crazy about. My MIL wrote me a beautiful thank you for it- she loves it! I knew she would. Then last week I get an email from my SIL saying how much her mom loves her quilt and that all she herself had to use to stay warm was her electric blanket! Haha! Does that sound like a hint to you??? Here's the thing- don't want to make one for their bed- don't even know what size bed they have, plus just don't want to. :-/ So, I decided to make one she could wrap up in on the couch while watching TV. Their LR is very color neutral- white walls with huge tan couch. So, here's what I did. It's a turning twenty using up a collection of fat quarters from Connecting Threads that I bought a long time ago, and then a few others thrown in from a trip to Iowa to Fons & Porters store. They have a family of 6 & she is the only female! So I tried to not make it too feminine nor masculine. I think it'll make them all happy and add a splash of color without being too wild in their otherwise tame LR.
    I'm having a VQD with a friend of mine in California on Monday so should get it quilted then. We each have a project, synchronize our Netflix and watch a movie together, stopping to text brief messages about the movie, our projects, etc. It is a lot of fun since we don't see each other very often.
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    I really like it. Not too girly and yet not manly enough for the guys to claim it.
    I am sure she will love it. Your a good SIL
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    That is very pretty.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Great job!
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    well hopefully that will stay her quilt. with all those guys around, she needs something of her own. cute, cute quilt!!

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    I love the colours in your quilt! If she decides to refuse it, I will be more than happy to look after it for you on a permanent basis for free! It is a beautiful quilt and I am sure I will have to wait an awfully long time, for it to grace my palms. Thank you for sharing.
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    Looks great. Love the colors.
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    nicely done
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    You are a sweetheart to do a quilt for them! I am glad picked colors to brighten their room!

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    She is lucky to have you for a SIL. She will be very happy with it.

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    I think it is lovely.

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    Very nice...

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    She will love it! I would!
    Retired teacher, loving it.
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    Looking terrific and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    Great work, I really like the colors!!!

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    Nice and bright to wrap herself in. Well done.

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    very pretty!!!!
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    that is great-she will love it
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    Well aren't you the great SIL! Very nice and it sounds like it will be perfect for her home and family. Maybe on the label you can say it was made for her so it doesn't get claimed by the boys of the house.
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    Nice quilt, she will love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict View Post
    Well aren't you the great SIL! Very nice and it sounds like it will be perfect for her home and family. Maybe on the label you can say it was made for her so it doesn't get claimed by the boys of the house.
    Good idea! The backing is pieced, kinda girly looking, so hands off- maybe? :-)))

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    OK, first-the quilt is awesome. Maybe it has enough pink in it that all the men in her house won't steal it from her and she'll get to use it!
    Second-I LOVE the idea of a Video Quilt Date! Must try one myself soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hudgoddess View Post
    OK, first-the quilt is awesome. Maybe it has enough pink in it that all the men in her house won't steal it from her and she'll get to use it!
    Second-I LOVE the idea of a Video Quilt Date! Must try one myself soon!
    We got the idea of "quilt date" from Rachel's VQD she hosts every month here on the QB. My friend, Julie, and I have done this a few times. We have a lot of fun. We even text - "pause Netflix- time for bathroom break or snack" - just like you would if you were in same room. It really is fun for long distant friends.

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    She is so lucky to have a SIL like you. Nothing better than curling up front of the TV with a cozy quilt made with lots of love.
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    That's very nice. Wish I had one like it! (hint. hint!)

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