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This is my take on a traditional Jewel Box Quilt. It's a twin size quilt I made for my oldest twin to be a companion to this quilt. I love American Jane, diagonal movement, and half square triangles. This quilt has it all, but I kind of think it's too much. I hate to sound like a whiner or a downer. I still think it's a good quilt, but just not what I was expecting. Sometimes when you find a pattern you really love you have to be patient to find the right fabrics to go wtih it (and vice versa). That's one of my biggest flaws as a quilter...falling in love with a fabric and a pattern at the same time that really don't go together. I am too impatient to wait for that perfect combo.
HER Happy Campers quilt.
Myy best friend talked to me about this quilt and made me realize that even though it kind of makes my eyeballs hurt that isn't the important thing. My son loves this quilt and it is HIS...not mine. I'm glad I just sucked it up and finished it because she's right- It's not all about me and what I like. You should make quilts YOU like, but if something goes wrong and you don't like it, find a gracious recipient out there who will.
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