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    Way back when I was a little boy, I remember sitting at the feet of my Meemaw (Grandma), and Great Aunts "helping" them while they made quilts. I loved playing with the fabrics, and wanted to sit behind the sewing machine so badly! However, my job was to cut apart the pieces that were being chain stitched. Those were some of the happiest days of my life spending time with them in their sewing rooms. Never did I think one day I would actually have a sewing room of my own. One in which I would be making quilts! Well, it happened this year! I used my grandmother's old Spartan sewing machine and made Christmas gifts for my family this year. I will share other pics when the quilts come back from the quilter. This quilt is going to my wonderful parents. Shhhh.....don't tell them! They have no clue! This was made using an "Origins" layer cake and charm pack, along with some additional yardage for borders. I used this tutorial! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxC-0...&feature=feedf
    So much fun! Thanks for making me feel so welcomed on this board! ~ Kevin
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    great job, and thanks for sharing with all of us

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    Looks awesome, Kevin! Your parents will love it forever!
    Looking forward to seeing more of your quilts! :)

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    Very Nice! Welcome from Arizona.

    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoKevin
    Way back when I was a little boy, I remember sitting at the feet of my Meemaw (Grandma), and Great Aunts "helping" them while they made quilts. I loved playing with the fabrics, and wanted to sit behind the sewing machine so badly! However, my job was to cut apart the pieces that were being chain stitched. Those were some of the happiest days of my life spending time with them in their sewing rooms. Never did I think one day I would actually have a sewing room of my own. One in which I would be making quilts! Well, it happened this year! I used my grandmother's old Spartan sewing machine and made Christmas gifts for my family this year. I will share other pics when the quilts come back from the quilter. This quilt is going to my wonderful parents. Shhhh.....don't tell them! They have no clue! This was made using an "Origins" layer cake and charm pack, along with some additional yardage for borders. I used this tutorial! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxC-0...&feature=feedf
    So much fun! Thanks for making me feel so welcomed on this board! ~ Kevin

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    It looks great and I know they will love it. Congrats on fulfilling your dream!

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    sweet story welcome to the club :)

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    Welcome to the Board. We expect to see more of your work!

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    Great story and welcome to the board. Lovely quilt they will love it.

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    What a great job. It looks incredible your parents are going to love it.

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    Your parents will be bowled over! Great job on your quilt! Welcome to the board--hope to see more of your work here soon!

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    Loved your story - interesting color combos on your quilt - I bet they will be very pleased with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoKevin
    What a great job. It looks incredible your parents are going to love it.
    Thank you ALL!!!! Can you tell I am a newbie here? I responded to my own thread when I was trying to compliment someone else! LOL SHEEEESH! Oh well!

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    Hi and welcome to the board from Iowa. Very nice quilt and will definitely keep it "secret" (smile). Thank you for sharing.

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    that is terrific ~ you got your sewing room, you get to quilt, and you're already sharing your little piece of beauty with others... it doesn't get any better than that! Welcome from Ohio

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    Lovely story and great quilt.

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    Beautiful, they will love it.

    Welcome from outside St. Louis.

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    Gorgeous Kevin... I am sure they will love it!!

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    Very Pretty! Thanks for the link and for sharing your wonderful quilt.

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    Hello and welcome from Kansas

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio. Great job with the quilt.

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    welcome you did a great job

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    Love your story and great quilt!

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    Welcome from Downunder.

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    The quilt is great. Thank you for sharing the story with us. I loved it.

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