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Thread: Pepperdine Valentine made by Susa

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    Pepperdine Valentine made by Susa

    I just have to share this darling quilt with all of you. Susa designed this top, and collected just the perfect fabrics to put this quilt together. Susa was inspired by valentines she received when in the 3rd grade at Pepperdine Elementary School. These valentines were long forgotten until they were discovered in a box in her mother's home after her mother passed away. Most of the valentines were from the school valentine party; however, one or two date further back to probably somewhere in the 1930's. Susa took muslin and the valentines to a company that printed the valentines off onto the muslin, retaining the original colors. (I bet many of you could pick out identical valentine of some you received when in elementary school - I know I did and its been over 50 years since I was in elementary school!) You will notice that the valentines are different sizes, but Susa did a wonderful job arranging them with all the different heart fabrics she had collected, adding a small black sashing around each valentine. Also take a close look at the backing fabric Susa found. Can you believe-Valentines?!!! Susa is so very talented with all her quilts and she always has a very interesting story behind each one as to what inspired her. Sure wish I could have kept this one for myself!!
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    What a great idea! Susa should be commended. Beautiful quilt.
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    What a beautiful quilt! Wish I could have it too!

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    Wow to be that creative...
    nice job

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    What a fabulous quilt!! And filled with all those memories of a more innocent time. I love love love LOVE it!!!!

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    Wow! that is so unique. Wish I had know about this earlier. They could have printed some of my sons' pictures for his quilt.

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    Love it; wish I had made it!
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    That is adorable. Great idea

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    So cute! Great fabric.
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    What a fabulous idea! I love, love, love this beautiful quilt! And yes, some of those valentines look sorta familiar to me. What a great quilt! Thank you for sharing it with us!!!
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    WOW - Just beautiful, great job, thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    I recognize some of the valentines and I have been out of school for 46 years!!! Lots of memories for her and what an innovative idea. Gives me ideas for some of the cards I have kept!!!!! Beautiful quilt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    What a great quilt!!!!

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    That is SO cute! How clever!
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    that is so cute!!! i recently found some antique post cards online. well i thought they were real old post cards. turned out they were on fabric. much like this one.

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    that is the most darling innovative quilt.
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    Very cute, I love the backing fabric.

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    That is Great!!!

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    That's one nostalgic quilt!! I'm sure Susa will treasure it forever. I would love to know the name of the company that put all those valentines on muslin for her. Thanks for sharing a piece of the past with us "oldies."
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    What a wonderful quilt!! I found some old valentines like that at my parents home and framed a bunch of them. I like this quilt idea much better. Thanks for sharing.

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    Great quilt and the valentines look familiar! I always gave everyone in my class a valentine card but I picked the prettiest for my special friends. Do they even do that in school today? I remember the week before the teacher would have us make a large heart shaped envelope to use as our mail box.

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    what a wonderful wonderful blast from the past! Susa is so talented. She should enter it in contest if for nothing else to being smiles to all us ole baby boomers. Can't tell ya what a smile this quilt put in my heart. Thanks for sharing.
    Cindy

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    Very creative. Thanks for the idea. I have a lot of cards that my dad gave my grandmother. Love it. BrendaK
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    Awesome quilt! What a great idea. Thank you for sharing.

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    A great quilt. I, too, remember some of those Valentine's. Thanks for the memories.

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