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    I've been making "lap robes" that are more like little quilts than to just cover a lap. So, I've started calling them "personal quilts' One person quilts to cover up with when napping in a recliner or whatever.

    This one is for a gal who had a terrible sinus infection that went to her brain. She's recovering and in rehab now.

    The print was inherited as perfectly cut 7" squares. I added the black and turquoise to the 'turning 20" block. It has pale pink, pale peach and pale lilac and there was no way I was going to be able to match any of those colors. So I took the two colors that I could match.
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    Lovely!! Good idea!

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    Love your colors. Great work.

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    This is very pretty and cheerful. Nice gift. Thank you for sharing.

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    I like your name personal quilt, great quilt.

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    You picked perfect colors to go with the existing blocks. It looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minnesewta-sam
    You picked perfect colors to go with the existing blocks. It looks great!
    I've still got about 6 sets of the pre-cut squares. One would have won the ugly contest, lol. There are about 50 squares per set and I use 35 for the personal quilts,

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    Love it!! :D

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    Very nice :-P

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    I make what I call personal quilts too. They are bigger than a lap quilt but smaller than a twin. The perfect size for one person. My personal favorite!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie
    Quote Originally Posted by Minnesewta-sam
    You picked perfect colors to go with the existing blocks. It looks great!
    I've still got about 6 sets of the pre-cut squares. One would have won the ugly contest, lol. There are about 50 squares per set and I use 35 for the personal quilts,
    So does that mean you have about 300 more of these bright squares to work with? The black and turquoise are just great, but if you wanted to soften the look how about picking out 2 shades of the lavander?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad
    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie
    Quote Originally Posted by Minnesewta-sam
    You picked perfect colors to go with the existing blocks. It looks great!
    I've still got about 6 sets of the pre-cut squares. One would have won the ugly contest, lol. There are about 50 squares per set and I use 35 for the personal quilts,
    So does that mean you have about 300 more of these bright squares to work with? The black and turquoise are just great, but if you wanted to soften the look how about picking out 2 shades of the lavander?
    I tend to go for the brighter colors myself.

    I did start on the ugly squares a while ago. Started thinking about what to do with them. Another thing I inherited was a bunch of 2" strips in a lavender---------good match for the uglys. So I sewed two together to get a 3.5" strip and I'm using only the lavender for the "turning 20" block. Shows up as a lot of lavender.

    I'll look for some of the others. One set is purple and a matching set is turquoise (tropical prints) that I think I'll use as half square triangles. And another 2 sets are an ugly blue with black tropical and a matching dark red with black tropical. May do a D9P with them, favoring the red.

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    Nicely done!

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    Very nice. I like your fabrics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDM
    Very nice. I like your fabrics.
    Haven't shown you the pretty fabric yet! tee hee

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie
    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad
    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie
    Quote Originally Posted by Minnesewta-sam
    You picked perfect colors to go with the existing blocks. It looks great!
    I've still got about 6 sets of the pre-cut squares. One would have won the ugly contest, lol. There are about 50 squares per set and I use 35 for the personal quilts,
    So does that mean you have about 300 more of these bright squares to work with? The black and turquoise are just great, but if you wanted to soften the look how about picking out 2 shades of the lavander?
    I tend to go for the brighter colors myself.

    I did start on the ugly squares a while ago. Started thinking about what to do with them. Another thing I inherited was a bunch of 2" strips in a lavender---------good match for the uglys. So I sewed two together to get a 3.5" strip and I'm using only the lavender for the "turning 20" block. Shows up as a lot of lavender.

    I'll look for some of the others. One set is purple and a matching set is turquoise (tropical prints) that I think I'll use as half square triangles. And another 2 sets are an ugly blue with black tropical and a matching dark red with black tropical. May do a D9P with them, favoring the red.
    So the sets aren't all the turq/blk/lav. Sometimes it's a real challenge to "match" fabrics without going to the LQS, but it teaches one how to blend colors. Good luck on this venture and share again.

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