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Old 10-21-2021, 08:11 AM
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Some time back I was looking for a way to place 50 state embroidered flower pictures into a quilt. There were many suggestions but while going thru some of my mom's things I found a quilt that she had made using my embroidered state bird blocks many years ago so I decided to use the same layout. I went to the internet to get a list of when each state joined the union and placed them in that order. I am very pleased with the way the quilt turned out. I used a muted cloud design-like soft blue for the backing. See picture below

Later in the month I found a beautiful mirror backed lit Pulsaki curio cabinet to store some of my favorite quilts in. It has two glass shelves. See picture below
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Old 10-21-2021, 08:21 AM
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The quilt is beautiful with that layout! I also like that idea for putting hilts in a display like that. The cabinet is lovely.
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Old 10-21-2021, 08:22 AM
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your quilt is a work of love. Wonderful blocks! and that cabinet is one I will drool over. Great find!!
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Old 10-21-2021, 08:33 AM
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gorgeous! The simple layout lets the embroidered blocks be the star of the show!!!!
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Old 10-21-2021, 08:37 AM
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Oh sew pretty, and I love your cabinet, its very drool worthy indeed!
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Old 10-21-2021, 08:59 AM
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Lovely quilt and great cabinet.
Would love to see your Mom's "matching" quilt too.

Great idea for the chronological order of the blocks.
Maybe you'd like to add the year onto each block?

When I did a quilt for our BiCentennial, I did similar, but a maple leaf for each province/territory with the name and year included.
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Lovely quilt and cabinet!

I have all but two of the state bird and flower blocks done. Need to finish up get that quilt made.
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Pretty quilt and cabinet!
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Old 10-21-2021, 04:29 PM
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Beautiful quilt. The embroidery is exquisite and I can only imagine how long it took you to do all of those blocks. Congratulations on all of your work. I love the colors and the idea of putting them in the order the state joined the union.
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Old 10-21-2021, 04:42 PM
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My quilt cabinet ($30 from a thrift shop) is almost identical, except I chalk painted mine oatmeal color then distressed it.
I’ve seen gun cabinets redone for quilts too.
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