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Topic: Asian Theme Quilt for a Picky Teenage Boy  (Read 1751 times)
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« on: February 22, 2008 02:05:37 PM »

Whew -- it's been a long time since i posted and i wish i could say i spent the time working on this project, but this has only been in my hands since yesterday. My son wanted an asian theme room, and asked for a comforter to that effect, but couldn't find one he liked. I volunteered, not realizing i've never made anything other than baby blankets and i knew this was going to be a king-sized job. It's actually a queen-sized bed, but my aunt conveniently gave me a king-size comforter with fish on it, so just pieced the top, used a black king-size sheet for the back and whipped that baby right up. It's a little wonky on one corner, but i doubt if my son will even notice. He's out this afternoon, so i went ahead and put it on his bed, along with his little dragon and the brocade pillows my mom and i made a while back.
any comments appreciated   Cheesy

edit--oooh, just realized the alexander henry tatsu fabric looks washed out on here, and the white japanese characters on the black background look like dots, and the red japanese characters with the chinese dudes look like dots too. those three are all alexander henry, though. and the bright red is brocade with little green dragons and big black flowers. 
(and this is the first time i've done this photo thing, so let's all hope it works!!)



edit-- he said it was the awesome blanket of awesomeness. i thought he had a better vocabulary, but i'll take that as a compliment. Thanks for yours as well!!
Now my younger son wants one with comic book superheroes. great...
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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2008 02:19:21 PM »

Wow, I love it.  You did this in two days?  If he doesn't adore it and go crazy with gratitude, send him to me-- I'll set him straight.
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2008 02:29:57 PM »

This turned out really nice.  I've been collecting Asian themed fabrics for years knowing that someday I'll do something with them...  Let us know what your son says about it!
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2008 02:32:53 PM »

Oh wow, I'd put that on my bed!
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Wait, where did those come from?  I swear I didn't go to the craft store, honest!

Let the baby crafting commence!  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2008 02:51:00 PM »

I think this is totally great, you'll have to let us know how he likes it Cheesy  I would put this on my bed in a heart beat!
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2008 03:12:18 PM »

very cool.. Ilove peiced  fabric quilts like this.. normally I prefer the indian theme..  But I really do think the asian theme is really cool
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2008 08:26:41 PM »

That's amazing! I'm inspired! Maybe when I have a house to decorate I'll try an Asian theme. (I already have a Japanese hanging lantern/lamp and a Japanese folding screen).  Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2008 08:40:29 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2008 08:05:33 PM »

That is great!  You did an awesome job!  Wink

Oh, my ds (who is 13) would have said something along the same lines.  He is in this phase of saying the same word twice with -ness added to the word the second time.

It is sort of funny, but somewhat annoying at the same time.  You gotta love teenage boys!  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2008 08:39:31 PM »

The awesomenicity of this awesome quilt defies the levels of awesomeness normally acheived by the awesome people of this site. 

With that being said, I think it's a damn fine quilt!   Grin
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