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    About a year ago I purchased this pattern in Atlanta and the fabric for my grandson. I thought it looked like it would be fun and easy to make. It was a nightmare from the beginning . First of all the pattern had errors in it. I learned a valuable lesson always check to see if there are corrections to a pattern before you cut. I had to purchase more material and started again. (I have lots of scraps for a scrappie quilt ) There were other mistakes in the pattern not reported so I just did the best I could and made my version. For some reason I just couldn't make myself work on it. I hate doing applique and it had tons of it. John Avery knew I was making it for him and every time he came over he would ask when it was going to be finished . (He is 6 and has never wanted a quilt). So finally this monster went out the door! I have never been so glad to see a quilt leave. Oh and something else I learned, unless you are a perfect quilted don't use a back that shows your quilting. He is happy ,so I guess that is what counts.

    ** he was acting silly and wouldn't stand up straight**

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    Cute quilt, and cuter grandson, he's not being silly, he's being a gnome (looks like he's wearing the hat lol - how he managed to position himself so perfectly,...only a fun loving kid can do that).

    Congratulations on your finish and perseverance. You should be proud of yourself.

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    Well, you certainly pulled it out of the "hat". That GC is cute as a button and the quilt is lovely.

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    This pattern is so cute. You sure did a wonderful job on it, esp considering you don't like doing applique!! Oh what torture we put ourselves through for the little ones in our life! He looks pretty happy! Congrats on the finish.

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    Cool quilt. He will love it forever.
    Karen
    Life is short - live it up while you can

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    Look at that happy face!
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    Cute quilt & gr. son. Pat yourself on the back for a job well done, even if you had frustrations with it.

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    That is a cute quilt! And a happy grandson.

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    Your quilt turned out beautiful, despite all its challenges. I can see that your grandson is going to loooove and cherish it for a long time.

    It's very frustrating when patterns are not well written. I have encountered a few in my short quilting adventure.

    Live, learn and quilt on.

    Enjoy life and do what makes you happy. Everything else will follow.

    Every day I try to do one thing that challenges my comfort zone.

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    Thanks for the warnings - I (also) purchased this pattern and had planned on working on it this summer. With your cautions, will proceed slowly. Yours turned out really cute and your grandson is precious!

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