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Thread: Please come meet "Denim Daxon aka Denim Dan"

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    Senior Member himnherr's Avatar
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    When I was 8 years old my mom taught me to embroider and sew. I made my first dress (with lots of help from her) and my first 3 baby blankets using Aunt Martha's transfers. We both embroidered squares and she sewed them into quilts for my 3 oldest cousins and their first babies. I have very fond memories of those times spent sewing with my mom. Come on down 44 years and we are at it again. I wanted to do a project with her again, so we went on a hunt for embroidery patterns we could do by hand. We decided on Denim Dan. We kinda fudged by naming the quilt after the baby it is for "Denim Daxon". We chose the main fabric because it reminded us of stamped concrete, which is the business the parents own. We looked for mixer trucks, etc. but just couldn't find what we were looking for, so went with this tile/concrete look. I think it totally suits it. I'm happy with the way it turned out- in the look of it, quality of it, but most of all of the fun my mom & I had in doing it together. BTW- the back and binding is all flannel.
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    Beautiful workmanship.

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    What a perfect little boy quilt:) Sew cute and nice needle work:)

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    How fantastic! It's a quilt that money couldn't buy! I used to embroider stuff like that with my grandmother long, long ago.

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    Great job. He is going to love it. Have many happy hours sewing with mom!

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    Very nice

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    Love the "old" things...beautiful work.

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    so cute embroidery patterns!

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    What a perfect little boy quilt:) Sew cute and nice needle work:)

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    Very cute. I'm glad you and your mom got to work on it together.

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    beautiful work! and twice blessed with making it with Mom.

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    Really cute quilt. I still love to do the hand embroidering.

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    Very nice quilt. The best part of your quilt is the wonderful time you had making this quilt with your mom. :)

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    A lovely quilt for a little boy he is very lucky and so are you that you have a Mom to share with.

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    Good job both of you. Love Denmin Dan. It's it wonderful having someone to quilt with?

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    Beautiful work. What a wonderful gift!

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    Perfect! You and your mom are really talented.

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    It is a wonderful quilt.

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    They are too darling for words

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    great embroidery work, made a nice quilt

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    very nice work! Love the fringe on his hat!

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    That is adorable!
    Great job!

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    Fantastic!! I love the fringed edges on his hat!! Great job!! :thumbup:

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    What a fun project for the two of you. It brings back memories of Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam. I remember stitching a few of those when I was trying to teach myself to sew.

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    What a joyful opportunity. How fun to have taken it "back to the old days" and doing the hand embroidery again. Love the fabrics and how they relate to the family. Great job--great memories!!

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