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Thread: Ricklef House

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    Ricklef House

    This quilt is 18" X 18".

    We lived in this house back in the 70's in Iowa. We had rented this house for several years from a family called Ricklefs. So we also called it the Ricklefs house. After we moved out it was empty for many years. We drove by it about 10 years later and took this picture of the abandoned place.

    Looking at the picture we had taken years ago, I made this quilt of the Ricklefs house.Click image for larger version. 

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    Well done. A lovely memory.
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    Very unique. You are very talented. It is truly beautiful.

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    Beautiful job, you captured it perfectly! What a wonderful way to preserve a memory.

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    very nice and gives me inspiration. for years I wanted to do my parents house

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    So many houses have fallen into disrepair across the rural landscape. I couldn't help but help but think of Joyce Kilmer's lines:
    "I suppose I've passed it a hundred times, but I always stop for a minute and look at the house, the tragic house, the house with nobody in it."
    I love the detail you have put in this memory. G

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    Nicely done! The details are terrific too!
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    You did a wonderful job with this! Very inspiring to think about trying to make one myself.
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    What a wonderful job you did. Great way to remember the place you once lived.
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    Beautifully done...nothing so sad as an empty house though..

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    It is truly beautiful.
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    You did an awesome job.

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    Very pretty!
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    Nicely done!!!

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    very very nice

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    Your rendition of the house is amazing! Thank you for sharing and immortalizing the lonely house!

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    Great job, you have really captured the abandonment.
    such a waste of homes
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    That is very cool!
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    Absolutely beautiful! You are very talented! You have made a memory last forever! Thanks for sharing.
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    Awesome! You did a great job...love it!
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    A wonderful quilt to remember happy days! You did a great job!
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    Awesome quilt.

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    WOW! That is awesome. What fond memories it holds for you!

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    very well done, a real beauty.
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    You have preserved history, not only your families, but of the original owners.

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