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Thread: Quilt for my grandson's 16th Birthday

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    Junior Member Sandy-lou's Avatar
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    Quilt for my grandson's 16th Birthday

    This is my first Quilt, it is large enough to fit the top of a king size bed or drape down the sides of my grandsons queen size bed. I started the quilt in March and finished it in October for his birthday, it is hand quilted in the Japanese style, the pattern is from a Japanese quilting book and the materials are mostly Robert Kaufman and Andover with a few pieces from my sister's stash. The batting is bamboo which gives it a lovely drape and cuddliness.

    Because it is such a large quilt I decided to also machine quilt SID for stability, I am pleased to say that my Elna Elina 40 handled it vey well.

    I have decided to not admit to any mistakes in this quilt only artistic licence LOL. Making this quilt has been an inspiration, a therapy and has hooked me for life and I have already started on two more, one throw and a baby quilt and have also just completed a cot quilt.

    I love looking at all your pictures and find this board an inspiration. I hope you enjoy my pictures and thanks for looking.
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    Sandy-Lou and Meg (quilt inspector)
    The girls from down under in Tassie Devil Country

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    Very nice and I love your color choices!!
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    Love your colors. Your grandson makes a cute model. I know he will love his quilt. Nice job!
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    Great color choices and pattern. You are off to a grand start in the world of quilting and look forward to seeing more of your work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drw52372 View Post
    Very nice and I love your color choices!!
    I love the color choices, too. Great pictures!
    Lenette

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    Love your colors. Your grandson looks so cute all snuggled up in it.

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    very nice,great guy colors.it looks very warm and cozy
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    You did a great job!

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    Great job, love the colors!
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    Very nice
    Have a Blessed day
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    What a wonerful quilt for the GS, the colors go well together, the quilting brings out the whole quilt. Thanks for sharing.
    learn each and every day,memories or play.

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    Great colors. Looks very comfy!

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    First quilt? Wow! You have done a fantastic job! Keep up the good work.

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    I love the quilt and got such a laugh out of the expressions on your grandson's face. Typical teenager!

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    It is a wonderful quilt, love the colors and the big stitch quilting. That looks great. And you model is very handsome.
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    Very nice quilt.

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    Lovely quilt. I'm surprised you couldn't coax a smile out of your grandson - but after all, he is 16. He'll smile when he thinks no one is looking.

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    Love it! Looks fantastic, especially for a first project. You are doing great!

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    lovely choice of colours, great quilt

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    Awwwww, he loves his quilt. I bet that quilt gets a lot of cuddling.

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    Very nice I like the colours.
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    Great job. Love the colors and the japanese quilting.

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    Beautiful quilt, your GS looks like he already enjoys it.
    Denise finally in Manchester NH

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    Welcome to the world of quilting. A great start. May you have many years of play and gifting.
    Home is where the heart is, and a few scrappy quilts.

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