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Thread: So this is what happened......

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    My DH saw a log-cabin block I was working on (for him, but he didn't know that at the time). It was in brown and orange, his two favorite colors, but I didn't care for it that much. Anyway, he said that if it was him, he would put orange and peach in a cross shape, with some embroidery thrown in. Then he saw some 9-patch blocks that I had made, and said he'd put some of those in too. I changed my mind a few times in the layout of this quilt, but he was really hands-on when he found out it was a late anniversary present for him. He's happy with it, and I'm happy with it, so that's all that matters. Here's "Just Peachy". For the pictures, we laid it on a regular size bed, but it's for a king-sized bed. Thanks for looking, and please don't forget that I'm a beginner.

    P.S. He just wanted the quilt to put on top of a king-size bed, but I'm going to make something to hang to the floor under it, probably in white.
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    That's awesome! Great colouring! Gees, you're a beginner? I wouldn't have known! Beautiful work!
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    Great job! I love orange. In fact I want to paint one of my rooms a cantelope color but just can't bring myself to do it yet!

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    Beautiful! And wasn't it nice of him to give pointers!

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    Beautiful quilt!! You did a wonderful job on it!

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    I really wanted it to be something he'd like, not something I thought he'd like. And he's got good taste in decorating, so I thought he had good taste in picking out colors. Like I said, I wasn't too crazy about the brown and orange together -- It was too dark.

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    That is a beautiful quilt. Very cheery colors. Love it! Great job!

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    I think it is a bit sweeter that he wanted to be involved. Lovely job.

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    That's beautiful! I can only imagine what you will create when you're an expert! Really nice work!

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    Thats a great quilt, never know you were just a beginner. Glad that you dh loves it. You did a great job on it.

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    Awesome work for a beginner! I think all the colors are great together.

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    Wonderful! I love it :)

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    Wow, I love it! It's intimidating to know that you are a beginner and turned out such a wonderful piece! Congratulations!

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    Very pretty!! It is great that he had a hand in making this :D:D:D

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    I love the pattern and colors, so fresh looking !

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    beautiful work. Dd you border the nine patch? I am a total beginner using nine patch who would appreciate any tips.
    Keep up the good work.

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    How very nice I really like this . Will be getting started soon on ones for our twin adjustable beds ! Can't use a bed skirt on this kind of bed so going to make it to size to floor ! We'll see .

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    Thank you all! You just don't know how many times my seam ripper got used! Even with the huge blocks, it took me about 2 1/2 months to get it done. I really don't care for the quilting part, but I'm too cheap to pay somebody else to do it for me, when I can do it myself (even though it's not as nice a job when I do it). :-D

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    Really nice :!:

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    Beautiful. Love the colors.

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    The two of you sure do beautiful work!

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    Very nicely done!

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    Very pretty colors, my husband likes to get in on picking colors too and he is very good at it

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    A great pattern evolved with both of your ideas. It will always be a special "memory" quilt for you both. Just lovely!!

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    great quilt

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