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« on: July 16, 2008 03:12:03 PM »

This is my first quilt that was not simply 4 inch squares sewn together.  It is for my nephew who loved trains when I started it.  It took a lot longer than I thought it would and now he prefers robots.  Apparently 5 year old boys change their minds a lot.  I'm sure he will still like it.

A detail of my favorite block:


The whole thing.  It's almost the size of a full bed.
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2008 04:02:32 PM »

That quilt is so cool, I want one! Grin
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2008 04:04:41 PM »

That is really cute. You did a great job.
yes it is common for 5 year olds to change their minds all the time. my son just turned 6 and you never know what is next. I figure when I make a quilt for him it is going to be something I like as well for when he tires of it. But really I think trains are a tride and trues thing that he will still love.
Great work!
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2008 05:08:14 PM »

This is so cute! Great job, I have a 4 year old nephew that would kill for this. Maybe not his parents so much as they've been "trained out" so to speak, but he would loooovvvveee it! Did you use a pattern? I like how you used all different fabrics too, it's kinda like an I Spy quilt of trains!  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2008 05:58:14 PM »

Beautiful! Whether his new thing is trains or not, I'm sure he'll love it!
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2008 06:53:16 PM »

Yes, 5 year old boys change their minds. I have one Smiley But I'm sure this will coax him back to trains.
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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2008 08:04:58 PM »

My son would go CRAZY for this (he's three).  It's GREAT!  Did you develop the train shape yourself or is it a pattern?  Great work!
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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2008 08:25:18 PM »

Adorable!!!  I want to make one for my son!
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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2008 08:45:24 PM »

WOW, this tugged at my heart strings a little bit. My Father (passed in 01') was obsessed with trains my entire life. I can't seem to see one without thinking about him. And now my 2 year old son, whom never met his grandpa is obsessed with trains too.
 your quilt is so beautiful, I bet he'll love it even though he likes robots now, I don't think boys ever grow  out of the train faze. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2008 08:46:01 PM »

Oh wow!!  That is amazing and your work is beautiful.  Would you mind sharing pattern?  
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