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Thread: One of my most difficult projects

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    This is a picture of what I thought would be a simple project. Three weeks later it is finally glued down. My husband and I bought a house on a small lake and we wanted to add a nautical theme to our rec room, hence the compass. Thanks to a quilting book I was able to get the pattern. I don't recomend trying this one, the carpet installers said they wouldn't even attempt it. They did give me some pointers on how to fill in gaps where the seams didn't quite meet.


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    Senior Member annmarie's Avatar
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    Holy cow! That is awesome. And you did that withcarptet using a quilting pattern? WOW! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    At first I thought it was a quilting project but it sounds as if it is a permanent part of the flooring ~ what is it made of? It is beautiful and does look difficult to make though!!!

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    I thought it was a quilting project at first too. That is awesome! You did a very good job.

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    The project is a permant part of the flooring. It is made from a vinyl tile. The carpet installers thought I was crazy for doing it, but really I think they were just jealous. :lol:
    i don't have the time yet to make a quilt block with this pattern. School starts soon then look out!

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    Thanks for the compliment. it was very difficult to make. i am some what of a perfectionist and my own worst critic. I love to view all kinds of projects. Everyone has a different twist on things. It's fasinating.

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    GASP! That is beautiful and what a suprise and challenge! I hope you all get to enjoy it for decades to come!

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    I agree! Wonderful job! and Yes! they were jealous! :lol:

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    Wowee! Its a knock your socks off project :!: REally beautiful. I like it a whold lot. Great job.

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    WOW! That is SO creative and well done!

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    Lora - that is totally awesome! What did you cut the vinyl tiles with? I've been thinking of putting new vinyl in the bathroom...maybe I'll try to do something like that. Than again, maybe not... :wink:

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    wow unbelieveable. You did yourself proud

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    Wow really beautiful. You could get in the business of doing that kind of work. Very creative.

    Now I often look at the tiles on my kitchen floor and think that would make a nice quilt block. Never the other way around LOL

    Great job.

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    What a totally great project. I'm jealous.....got time to do my floor :D

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    WOW WOW and WOW That is too cool That must have taken forever Great job. I wonder how often you will have to sa no I really did it and from a quilt pattern to boot. Wonderful job!!!!!!!!

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    I can just imagine the quilts you will make if you can do that with flooring, you go girl

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    Sorry I've been away from my computer for a few days. What I used to cut the vinyl tile for the star was a very sharp utility knife and one of my mom's quilting rulers. (Sh-h don't tell her.)
    The rest of the tile is an industrial tile. We heated the (industrial) tile in the oven set at 200 degrees and used a large paper cutter that we picked up from an office supply store to cut the tile as well as the utility knife.

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    Beautiful job!

    I'd also like to know what you used to cut the tiles with. I've been trying something similar (different pattern) but keep breaking the darn tiles on curves. :evil:

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    Great Job ! VERY BEAUTIFUL !!

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    Thanks for the info Lora. Now I just have to find where I put it away! :)

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    All I can say is, WOW!

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    That is really nice work. Very impressive, and what talent you have.

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    Ditto to all the accolades you've received already but in triplicut!
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    :shock: WOW, I cannot imagine attempting something like that in flooring. I'll do well to do the quilt block tim came up with. The cabbage rose was a challenge. You did a wonderful job. I too hope you can enjoy it for many years to come. :thumbup: :idea: :thumbup:

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    I have done this as a paper piece with fabric, I would never have the nerve to do it with tile. Very, very nice.

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