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Thread: Ripped as much as sewn, but finally!

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    Just the quilt top, but this is a top that didn't want to be sewn, or one that taught me to pay a bit more attention to how I assemble things. It's for a 3 year old grandson for Christmas. The focus fabric is race cars. I didn't realize the checkered rail would strobe quite like it does, but ... it is what it is!
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    It's gorgeous...I have a dress with a similar pattern (not the race cars)...used to have people doing a double-take.

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    Looks perfect for a little boy!! Your persistence paid off!! :D :thumbup:

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    I LOVE that black and white fabric!
    You did a great job on the and the little guy is going to love it :D:D:D

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    I love the way the checkerboard looks. Great job!

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    That is going to be one happy little boy!!!!

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    This is a great quilt for a little guy. Love the black and white, and I'm sure your grandson does too. It's just perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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    That's awesome
    What did the original b/w look like? That strobe effect is wild...

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    I love that quilt! Did you make a blue pillow case, too? Nice to have it match the quilt!

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    He saw some of the rows draped over the dining room chairs. We were sitting at the kitchen table eating and his chair faced the dining/sewing room. "Oooooooo! Do you see THAT?" "You need to keep working on THAT!" "It's okay if you finish your dinner first, Grammy, you really should finish your dinner." Don't you love 'em?

    Yes - made the pillowcase, too. Love that pattern - cute and easy, what a deal.

    I do think this can be his room for many years. I teach fourth and fifth graders and think boys that age even would be okay with it. My avatar is a monkey quilt I made for another grandson and know that it's time is limited to a year or two. But by then ... that one may have a little brother/sister who likes monkeys!

    I chose that checker because I made curtains for his room using a standard checkered fabric and it was so hard to sew it straight! Wanted to avoid that problem. Here are the curtains that will be in the same room as this quilt.

    His Halloween costume. I KNOW he'll love it!
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    Nicely done. I love the fabrics and the pillow case.

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    good job!

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    gREAT JOB! i am sure he will just love it for years to come!

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    My boys would love that!

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    Just perfect for a little guy , I know he'll get years of use for sure with your cute design,Great work :D :thumbup:

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    It's almost midnight in S. Texas. My husband is even asleep and has not seen my creation. It is SO AWESOME to be able to come here and share! Thank you, thank you!

    From this board: got the pattern (Warm Wishes); got encouragement as I rip, rip, ripped; learned to use numbered clothespins to know which row was which; have a plan for making the sandwich on a card table instead of on the floor; knew to starch and starch again; have 3 bobbins filled so don't have to stop and fill - can reload and go; and a million other things!

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    Great looking quilt. My GS picked out that racecar fabric at HL and wanted a shirt out of it , He could not be talked out of it. So I made him a shirt. He struts around with it and everyone notices him.

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    I can just see it! This grandson has several rather wild button up shirts - mostly Hawaiian-style prints.

    I'm thinking - for future projects - that if the center stripe had been a solid black the other colors would really have popped.

    Sew and learn!

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    I LOVE all the motion!

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    This is my third quilt and picking out the fabrics is one of the things I still lack enough knowledge in. My first one was a sampler I made for a beginner quilting class. The teacher picked out the fabrics based on my choice of focus fab. The avatar quilt got taken over by the brown blocks. The ones that fade into the background are the monkey print that I had intended to be the focus of the quilt. It's fine and he loves it, but ... I'm learning. This one, too - but now I'll know it's not strobing - it has motion! :) I know the grandboy will be thrilled.

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    looks to me you have won this race!!! beautiful work

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    What an adorable quilt for a little boy who loves race cars. And I'm glad he said it was ok to finish eating your dinner :)

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    I think it is great...

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    Cute!!!! He's going to love it.

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    The quilt/pillowcase/curtains all look great!! He will just love it!! I'm sure he will get years of use out of it before he wants granny to make something else! After all, even big boys love race cars! Great job!

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