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    25 yrs ago, I made this house quilt

    25 yrs ago I was selling real estate and thought I would make a memento quilt to mark that career. So I cut out all the little pieces with a cardboard template that I drew and cut the windows, doors, chimney's etc all with my trusty scissors. This quilt took me a really long time to make and I hand quilted it and put it in the linen closet never to be seen again...until today. I was looking for something and there it was, all brand new and shiney. I took it from the shelf and washed it and you know....I did a pretty good job, but I am better now that I have all these tech tools. LOLhouses.jpgBy the way, the Real Estate companies colors were purple and yellow...in case you were wondering why I would make a quilt in easter egg colors.
    Walk in peace with the Lord by your side.
    Terry

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    I think it is fabulous!

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      Wow, I can't believe you did all of that by hand and scissors. Really makes you appreciate your rotary cutter, doesn't it? It looks great!
      Cindy

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        Love it! I want to make a house quilt, too!
        Donna

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          I love it! Thank heavens we don't have to use cardboard templates anymore. I remember those days!

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            A beautiful quilt! Lots of memories there.

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              That's a beautiful quilt! I've always wanted to make a house quilt,just haven't got to it yet.The first two quilts I did were cut by hand and hand sewn and quilted,I used quilting mylar for templates.
              :icon_wave:Joan

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                That's an awesome quilt and how fun to discover it after all those years. You did a fantastic job on it and it obviously took a lot of perseverance to cut all those little pieces.
                A day patched with quilting Seldom unravels Sharon

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                  That's such a cute little quilt....love it!! I was telling a new quilter just last night about tracing around cardboard shapes and then cutting with scissors. We used to have a shortage of cereal boxes and tablet backs at our house because three of us were quilters!
                  Last edited by Bubby; November 17, 2016, 05:36 AM.
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                  Scottie Mom Barb

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                    I love it! What a great quilt. Don't put it back into hiding. Display it/use it proudly.
                    Ginny B

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                      I am glad it came out of hiding, it looks fabulous.
                      Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

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                        I am so glad you found it! It is lovely, and a definite sentimental treasure.
                        If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.- Zig Ziglar

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                          I neglected to mention that I made two of these. One I gave to oldest DH . I asked her one time where it was and she said, oh, I think we left it in a rental house when we moved. Now, everytime she wants to beg something from me , I remember that and I say, maybe someday when you're settled. I do remember being pretty proud of the accomplishment, but I don't think I would ever tackle it again. As for shortages of cardboard...we always had beer boxes. lol...and I don't even drink...but all our friends did.
                          Walk in peace with the Lord by your side.
                          Terry

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                            I love it!

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                              Wow what a wonderful re-discovery. You made a brilliant quilt!

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