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Thread: Nap quilt for Bobby

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    I had made a quilt for my mom a couple of years ago while she was in the hospital. My dad always whined that it was to short for taking naps. Well it wasn't made for him-so what did he expect?

    I decided it was time to make him his own and thought it would be perfect for his Christmas gift. I bought fabric, cut out and sewed blocks and the more I worked on it the more I hated it. Bought more fabric and changed a few blocks--Nope! Still not liking anything about it. So the week before Christmas, I threw it all in a box and started pulling fabric from my stash. I googled "masculine quilts" to get ideas. A couple of fabrics have leaves but I made sure there is not a flower anywhere on it. (He wouldn't let my mom put any floral things in their condo). It has a plaid flannel backing.

    I didn't have to buy anything-I even had the backing and batting. I finished this just in time-PHEW! We opened our gifts Christmas Eve.

    So here is my dad with his very own nap quilt. Havn't heard a whine out of him since! Guess it's working :lol:

    Bobby with his new nap quilt
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    Bobby's nap quilt 2009
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    oh I think it looks great!! and maybe he was just complaining to get one of his own,LOL

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    Very nice, love the colors, and pattern. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

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    Is he happy now? I would be. I love the colors.

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    That's a great quilt. He must take some real good naps under it.

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    Oh my gosh do I LOVE those colors!! Gorgeous!! Lucky Bobby!

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    What a nice smile. My little brothers name is Bobby. My daddy would have said the same thing. Very nice quilt.

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    YOUR DAD LOOKS EXTREMELY HAPPY WITH HIS QUILT. IT LOOKS GREAT.

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    Real men use quilts :!: ;) Its really ... macho. Being the evil person I am, I would have snuck in one flowery block

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    It's a beautiful quilt!! Great job on getting it done in time!

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    Now, THAT's a fine looking manly quilt! :D Great job!

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    Great job! I am sure he loves it!

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    Very, very nice!

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    I think it looks very nice - not to sure about a man that doesn't like flowers. I don't the no flowers would work with me.

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    I love the colors, it looks great :thumbup:

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    Love the colours, perfect guy quilt

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    Love it 2 Doods and it sure looks like he loves it too.

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    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
    That is one Beautiful Quilt....
    I Love those colors.......
    And the pattern......
    Your Dad looks very happy.......
    bopeep

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    He is one happy guy. So glad you finished it just in the nick of time. Betcha its he fav.

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    Oh wow! I love this! Your borders look great too! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Your dad should be a very happy napper, now! Love the colors!

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    Nice colors, nice pattern, good job. Your dad looks very happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingleberry
    I think it looks very nice - not to sure about a man that doesn't like flowers. I don't the no flowers would work with me.
    LOL I think my mom wore him out on flowers and he just needed something different. The farm house (where they used to live) had Waverly wallpaper with big red/pink roses in the dining room and she had a couple of chairs to match (now in my guest room so she can come visit them :lol: ) It looked pretty Victorian and not farm house decor.

    Thanks Everyone for your kind comments!
    I am really happy I started over and ended up with this quilt for dad-I should post pictures of the other one, but it has a bad case of YUCK! I buried it under some other UFOs. :lol:

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    That is a wonderful, masculine quilt. Great job.

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    Wow that is really a pretty quilt very colorful. You did a wonderful job on it and I like the design...

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