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Thread: Quilt (top) for my Father-in-law

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    Quilt (top) for my Father-in-law

    This is one of the quilts I'm making for Christmas. I haven't backed or bound this one yet but here's how it's looking so far. (Sorry for the angle, this is my "design wall" and also where I do all my basting...very limited spaces here!)

    This is from a Hoffman Bali Pops pack - I made a racer quilt first but thought it needed something else. So I chopped it apart on the bias and put together some messy squares. Then I figured some black sashing and borders would do the trick but I wanted some batiks in the border too...but I was out! I went to Joann's and picked out a few to try to match the Bali Pops. The cornerstones and squares in the border are all other misc. batiks - I think I did a pretty good job matching the Bali's!

    The quilt is about 72"x72" - I'm calling it a "large throw", lol.
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    Wow! That's striking. I'm sure he'll love it!

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    I'm sure your FIL will treasure it! Nice manly colors too! Love the border with your matching bali pops!
    Go forth and sew!

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    Very nice....good job.... ;-)

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    very beautiful quilt!!
    will quilt 4EVER

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    Beautiful quilt. Makes my Christmas projects look pit-t-ful. Sure that he will love the quilt. BrendaK
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    yes I nice man's quilt

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    nice looking quilt for a man, manly colors
    Create something beautiful from scraps.

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    Gr8 idea for another way to use the "strip racing" pattern. I have some pastel jelly rolls that would look good made this way. Thanks for the idea
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    Gorgeous, I'm sure he will love it. I sure do.

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    Very nice!

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    Very nice, manly quilt and yes you did a great job matching the Bali's!
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    Very Handsome!

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    That's so pretty!
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    Great job! I personally love the dark colors!!
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    A super masculine quilt!!! Your FIL will love it so much!
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    Love it love it love itSuch warm tones reminds me of chocolate

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    Really nice love the colors !

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    Oh Wow, love that quilt. great colors too!!!

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    Love it; The colors are great for a man's quilt!

    Are you using a wall to sandwich the quilt layers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Helen S View Post
    Love it; The colors are great for a man's quilt!

    Are you using a wall to sandwich the quilt layers?
    Aye, that's my "basting" wall too - it's pretty much the only hard & flat space of any size in the house unless I want to move furniture and battle hairy animals!! I've tried using the bed but had bad results. The wall isn't perfect either, I tend to get puckers when I'm doing the quilting, which is frustrating, but so far that's my best solution. It works, sort of, "for now"...I'm still doing a lot of learning & experimenting so "sort of works for now" is kind of the theme from start to finish on most of my quilts, LOL!

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    Very nice--great colors!!

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    lovely quilt. love the color contrast.

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    Very nice quilt, love the colors.

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    Your FIL is going to LOVE it -- that's a very dramatic, 'manly' quilt - love the balance of colors and the deep golds you put in the border really brings out the other colors. Great job!!

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