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Thread: Uncle Harveys cows & tractor..

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    Uncle Harveys cows & tractor..

    I made this lap quilt for my Uncle Harvey. He has alzheimers now, but his health & attitude are good. He has been a farmer all his life. He loved his cows & his tractor. My aunt gave me 3 of his shirts, so I made the pillows & lap quilt for him. Hopefully he will recognize what they represent, things he loves. I want to tie this quilt, it seems that's what it needs..then off to Uncle Harvey!
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    Your quilt looks great and a farmer will appreciate the Allis Chalmers orange. I'd suggest machine quilting it as I find it wears a lot better than ties or you could do some of both if ties really appeal to you. I found that just tying meant that after lots of washes, the ties started tearing out and the batting shifted. If your uncle does move to a long term residence (nursing home) their industrial washers may be hard on a tied quilt.
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    What a sweet gesture on your part! He will love it.
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    Cute, cute cute! I did the tractor in John Deere green. I find Lori Holt's patterns very nice to do. How about you?

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    Wow you sure nailed it. He will love it. I bet it will make him smile when he's snuggling under it.
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    It's adorable! What a great thing for you to do.
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    How kind and thoughtful of you to do this for your aunt and uncle. I think your quilt is very creative and so appropriate for your uncle. Very nice work.

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    Lost my mom to Alzheimer's, even if he can't express it, this will bring him joy and comfort. It's a beautiful, sweet gift. I agree on machine quilting and tying combined.
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    very very cute
    he will love it
    Have a nice day and a safe one too!

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    That's a very nice quilt, and the sweet cows. He will love it.

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    What a wonderful gift for your uncle.

    Shelbie, looks more like Kubota orange to me, LOL

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    Hello everyone,
    what a lovely and outstanding project it is.
    Nice to see this.
    Thanks for sharing.
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    This is lovely, so bright I'm sure your uncle will love this.

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    nicely done... can't decide whether i like the tractor or the cows better
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    You did great!
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    What a special niece you are to do this for your uncle. Both pillows and quilt are delightful. Know that they will be loved. BrendaK
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    How nice of you to do this for your uncle. You did a fantastic job-I am sure he will treasure it so much.

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    Very thoughtful gift! The Allis Chalmer orange is perfect!

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    What a lovely gift. I like how you incorporated his shirts. Great job!

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    Wonderful idea. He's sure to love it.
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    Very cute!! I love it and I do hope he remembers back then.

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    What a wonderful, thoughtful, comforting quilt!

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    Uncle Harveys trator is a Kubota! Hence Kubota orange. The tractor pattern is from Lori Holts 'Quilty Barn Along', the cows, are from Debbie Mum-Baby Bovines.

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    He will enjoy this. Lovely for him to remember.

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    I love it!!!! That is an awesome quilt!

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