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Thread: DH's Train Quilt

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    Junior Member MCarleneM's Avatar
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    My DH asked me to make him a train quilt (he collects trains). He wanted trains embroidered on squares.....I was not very receptive of the embroidering trains idea....so he said, "If you will make the quilt, I will embroider the trains." Believe it or not...I showed him how to embroider and he actually did it. He said "never again", but it did get him this quilt. The border is green and I quilted the border on my machine....tied the interior. I was sneaky and worked on it while he was at work....surprised him with the finished product for Christmas. He was delighted! Made me feel good.
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    Great Quilt and the embroidery is awesome !! :thumbup:

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    So impressed with you both and what a wonderful surprise for Christmas. Bet your house is a happy one.

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    Awesome.....and how cool that he did the embroidery himself

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    Glad your DH embroidered the trains. My DH just gives me a funny look when I tell him he can join in my fun. I told him if we both quilted, we could sell them. He just replied - "No, you always want to give them away." He's right. LOL He helps by driving me to the fabric shops whenever I want to go and with the designs because I don't use patterns.

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    Gorgeous :!:

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    Wow, that's spectacular!
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    very cool :thumbup:

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    Wow, he really wanted a train quilt!! My husband would never come near my sewing space if he didn't have to. The hubby will love it even more since he knows the amount of work that goes into it.

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    Ditto to the "awesome"...beautiful work.

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    Lovely quilt

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    What a wonderful Quilt and what good work! You make a good team!!

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    wow, I am impressed.......My husband wouldn't know which end of the needle to thread:)

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    Great quilt!

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    What a wonderful quilt since it was done by both of you. A very special keepsake.

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    my dh used to work for the railroad, you have given me an idea to use in the future! i love the red hanky material in the quilt and im sure it took you hours and hours to embroider all those trains! (not sure i have the patience for that one!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyed
    What a wonderful Quilt and what good work! You make a good team!!
    Absolutely agreed!

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    Your Husband did a great job and you did too.

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    What great team work!! You both did a beautiful job on this quilt :D:D:D

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