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Thread: One of My Story Quilts

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    As I said in my intro, I love to make quilts that tell a story. This quilt was made for my DH for our 35th anniversary, Sept. 20. On our 30th anniversary we bought a Honda Goldwing motorcycle. Since then we have been on trips to 22 states and Canada on our bike. As we have traveled, I have purchased various fabrics from each state and taken lots of pictures using some of them in this quilt.
    He loved it soooo much, that for Christmas, he made me the quilt rack to hang his quilt on. He loves to show off his quilt to everyone who comes by and I love showing them his handy work on the quilt rack. What fun it is to relive each trip by looking at the various blocks. My husband tells everyone he could tell them a story for every block.
    We hope to travel to all 48 of the lower states so I'll have to brainstorm on another quilt someday.

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    What a fabulous idea!!! I love your quilt! Do you have a larger pic of your avatar quilt posted on the Board? It looks lovely in the little avatar pic, but I would absolutely LOVE to see it up close. :thumbup: :wink:

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    No, the avatar is a trip we made on the bike but is to Blue Bonnet Quilt Shop Hop in Texas. I haven't posted a larger version of it, but I will. Thanks!

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    Beautfiul quilt and quilt stand. Two very talented people. A nice way to remember your trips.

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    That is a fantastic idea and quilt!!

    Tanesha

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    Another great memory quilt :-P

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    Very nice quilt, you did a great job.

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    love the quilt and the quilt stand

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    Thanks everyone!

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    What a beautiful quilt and a great way to depict your travels. I love quilts with stories sewn within them and your quilts are amongst the best I have seen. Great work :)

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    That is such a sweet story!

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    Very nice!

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    I envy your mode of travel, you must have great fun. This quilt is a terrific way to remember - maybe a new slant on scrapbooking! And what a fantastic border. Keep up the travels and the good work.

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    Absolutely awesome memories~!

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    What a wonderful quilt. Filled with great memories for you and your hubby. I love the quilt rack too. He does wonderful work. Great job to both of you and thanks for sharing.

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    What a great idea! I'd love to see some shots of the individual blocks.

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    Have you made it to Iowa yet? Lots and lots of quilt stores! I'm just sayin....

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    Beautiful quilt , would like to see some close-ups. Where did you find your border road map fabric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori Peercy
    Have you made it to Iowa yet? Lots and lots of quilt stores! I'm just sayin....
    No, we haven't been to Iowa yet but hope to before long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePassion
    Beautiful quilt , would like to see some close-ups. Where did you find your border road map fabric?
    I found it on Ebay. Was actually a bright white with the map on it so I used tea and coffee and a tan dye to get it the color I wanted. Is so cool because it actually has our hometown on it. It kind of looks like someone might have printed it themselves. I just love it and it was perfect for my quilt. I'll try to post a few close ups in a day or so.

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    I love the road map border. It just sets the whole thing off. Good work!

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    Love the quilt and the stories it has. Great idea for the blocks.
    Also love the quilt rack your DH made!

    My DH and I used to be in the motorcycle business traveling the country working the rallies, mainly the Goldwing rallies.

    Have fun, stay safe and 'keep the rubber to the road'.

    Looking forward to your next story quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UglyCook
    What a great idea! I'd love to see some shots of the individual blocks.
    I'll try to get a few close ups posted in a day or so.

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    This sure was a labor of love for your hubby. Great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UglyCook
    What a great idea! I'd love to see some shots of the individual blocks.
    I finally managed to get closeups of 3 blocks posted today. Hope you enjoy them.

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