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    A friend of mine sent me a picture of the quilt I made for her a while ago. It's a large applique (steam-a-seam with blanket stitch) of Asian fabrics that a different friend had brought back for me from Alaska. After I SID-quilted the top along the sashing, I was stumped. So I decided to tack the center squares down using buttons. 168 buttons later.......It really felt like "mending" at that point.
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    Unique idea, good for you for thinking outside of the box

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    really neat! I had some buttons on one of my quilts and the silly dog chewed them off.

    The boy let him on the bed ;-)

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    What a gorgeous quilt! I also used buttons on a quilt and know how you feel!!

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    How inventive of you. It is beautiful.

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    Great idea - it came out perfect! Really adds that extra little interest to the whole quilt. Those are some incredibly beautiful fabrics. Hope you saved some for yourself.

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    Very inventive!! And I really like the applique on that quilt. Pretty.

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    What a lot of work but it is beautiful. I like it a lot.

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    Oooo the buttons are an awesome touch!!! I love those fabrics and the pattern too!!! Good Job :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marjpf
    Hope you saved some for yourself.
    Yeah, I have some left over but I must admit, I am not that Asian-inspired.

    Thanks for the nice comments everyone.

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    Looks great Mad. Did you sew the buttons on by machine or hand? Hand I would guess from your comment about mending. Wow, that's alot.

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    Neat quilt - looks like a lot of work!

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    Such a unique idea. And they look terrific.

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    Really neat....I have thousands of buttons and will have to try this myself.

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    I really like that. I used buttons when I made a crazy quilt, but this is a good idea.

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    What a cool idea. It's a beautiful quilt. The buttons were the perfect touch. Great job.

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    Beautiful quilt. Nice touch with the buttons, love the design and the fabric. I admire your fortitude that's a LOT of buttons.

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    But, will you sew a button on your husband's shirt!

    Very inventive, nice result :thumbup:

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    What a great idea and the quilt looks great

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    Wow this is beautiful, love the colours and the applique, great idea with the buttons, I think sewing them all on would have driven me crazy tho! The design is bold, I like that!

    Gal

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    really cute.

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    Love the pattern. Had to be a LOT of work.

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    Great idea! That would be something I could do ... for many years, I've been cutting buttons off of clothes that are destined for the garbage or the ragbag, so I have accumulated about a zillion buttons, many of them off uniform shirts, so they are all alike. Also (and this is NOT an afterthought), I love the quilt.

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    Martina, it's gorgeous! I'd have never thought to use buttons...but I will the next time the opportunity comes up!!
    Thanks for sharing that! :)

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    Looks just marvelous .. I too love the buttons added. I have some antique buttons, I might have to think of something along the way to incorporate them.

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