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Thread: Including something old....

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    Super Member oma66's Avatar
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    My friend gave me the three cross stitch blocks about 25 yrs. ago. She framed them and I did have them hanging on the wall for years, but do not have the wall space for them in our retirement home, and certainly would not get rid of them, so I decided to put them in a sofa size quilt to enjoy for another 25 years. I took the colors out of the cross stitch blocks and to find the size of block I needed I folded the cross stitch blocks in half twice and that gave me the size rectangle block I needed to go with the cross stitch blocks. Worked out great.

    It took some thinking as to just where to place them. I hope I did well.
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    How clever...very pretty blocks, you really got the colours spot on. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    Good thinking. Nice way to enjoy it. Friends are the best!

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    Very nice! I love how you recycled something from the heart!

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    What a wonderful idea. That's a lovely quilt and very dear to your heart, I'm sure.

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    nice way to reuse something that is not quilt related :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Very pretty, well done.

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    What a great idea! I'm so happy that you shared this. I just happen to have 3 cross stitched nursery rhymes that I did years ago but never framed or used in any way. Since I started quilting, I've been looking for the perfect way to use them and you may have just given me the inspiration I needed. Thanks!

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    That is a good idea. I wouldn't want to get rid of the either.
    Very pretty quilt.

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    you did nice job thanks for sharing maureen

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    What a Great idea!!!!

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    You did good,yes indeed,hugs

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    What a great idea!!! It looks so pretty :)

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    Quilters are the ultimate recyclers.......

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    What a great idea to use them in a quilt.

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    Very nice.

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    What a beautiful quilt. You placed the blocks in a great place on the quilt.

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    I love what you did...and know you will enjoy using the quilt and seeing the squares...

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    Great idea!! It's a nice way of re-purposing memories! Enjoy!!

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    How very clever. Beautiful quilt.

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    What a great idea! I love the placement you chose! It's a beautiful quilt.

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    Your quilt is beautiful I love how you worked the special blocks into it they are so pretty.

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    You are so clever. What an adorable quilt.
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    What a fabulous idea. Your quilt is beautiful. I have a dozen or so cross-stitch done and framed, but no wall space since being re-married, so they are in the back of the closet. I will have to take them out and see what I can do with them. Thank you for the inspiration!

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    What an awesome idea!!

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