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Thread: A simple quilt for my son

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    Senior Member Tashana's Avatar
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    A simple quilt for my son

    My son wanted me to make him a quilt with fabrics he selected. He wanted it to be about him and things he likes. We collected the fabrics over several months and he was involved in creating the pattern. The only missing piece was something Canadian, really hard to get in Long Island, NY. A wonderful QB member sent us a piece of Canadiana fabric - thank you! It is a very simple quilt that we came up with, but he loves it and that is all that matters.
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    I've got a smile on my face, I've got four walls around me
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    Great job! Those pesky boys are hard to make quilts for, you two did good.
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    What a fun quilt for him! Great job, Mom!
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    So cool!!!!!

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    That is a great quilt! I love all the personal fabrics he chose. Its just really wonderful. Very unique.
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    A wonderful snapshot of what he's like at this age.....will be wonderful memories for him and for you!

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    ​Great fabrics and quilt!

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    how cool!! I bet he loves it.
    enjoy your life...it's the only one you have!!!
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    love it.you guys did a great job
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    Very original but out of curiosity (and because I'm canadian!) why the canadian fabric?!?

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    Great quilt. I did something very similar for hubby. He loves it.

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    This turned out so cute! Winter is still with us so plenty of time to snuggle down with it. You two make a great team!

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    nice selection of fabs.

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    Really a nice, meaningful quilt. Bet he loves it and will remember all the searching.

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    Love that his quilt "tells a story". No doubt he will cherish this quilt!
    Great job.

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    You guys did a great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    Looks very good!
    Retired teacher, loving it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by morelcabin View Post
    Looks like he really likes travel, food and culture! He's going to go places, that boy! Great job mom!
    ............ and our Molson Canadian Beer!

    Tashana ... Am I right? (I picked up on the slogan added into the Canadian square!)
    Great quilt!!! Congratulations to your son for braving it by including the Canadian block ... without any direct American patriotic fabric inclusions.


    For those that are wondering ... here's a link that I suspect is the background for Tashana's son's reasons ... watch thru to the end for the full explanation.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRI-A3vakVg
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    Simple is sometimes the best. He was deeply involved so it is perfect!
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    Love it, Tashana. I think it is so cool that you collaborated with your son on his quilt. Great team work!

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    Awesome quilt! Everything is better with bacon....I love that he picked that fabric!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanieW View Post
    Love it, Tashana. I think it is so cool that you collaborated with your son on his quilt. Great team work!
    .......... they couldn't have done it without you!!
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    very nice!!!!
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    I love how this is such a personal reflection of the owner. And as a Canadian, I'm very happy to see the flags in pride of place in the middle. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cathou View Post
    Very original but out of curiosity (and because I'm canadian!) why the canadian fabric?!?
    [QUOTE=QuiltE;5879840]............ and our Molson Canadian Beer!

    Tashana ... Am I right? (I picked up on the slogan added into the Canadian square!)
    Great quilt!!! Congratulations to your son for braving it by including the Canadian block ... without any direct American patriotic fabric inclusions.


    For those that are wondering ... here's a link that I suspect is the background for Tashana's son's reasons ... watch thru to the end for the full explanation.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRI-A3vakVg[/QUOTE

    We are Canadians living in the USA, BUT we were all born in a different country. My husband was born in Canada, I was born in Bosnia, our son was born in Italy and our daughter was born in the USA. We are a multinational family and very proud Canadians. My daughter is the only one with dual citizenship, and she is a true little New Yorker.

    The quote "I am, you know I am, I am Canadian" is from a Molson Canadian song (Proud to be Canadian) that became an unofficial Canadian anthem. If you are a Canadian, you know what I am talking about. If you are not, here is a link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWDXE9Pbjic
    I've got a smile on my face, I've got four walls around me
    The sun in the sky, the water surrounds me
    I'll win now but sometimes I'll lose
    I've been battered, but I'll never bruise

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