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    Scottish theme

    For anyone who has ever undertaken a road trip from England into Scotland, they may well recall seeing this large welcome sign. In one sign the Gaelic is white, in another, yellow. I chose the yellow. Name:  image.jpeg
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Size:  706.6 KB haven't made this for any particular reason other than I wanted to! This isn't the first time this road sign has been immortalised in a quilt, but it's definitely the first time for me.

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    Have wanted to take a train north to Scotland since my mother's mother I found out came illegally from Scotland thru Canada but married an American. Found this out many years after she died. I have always loved everything Scottish and I know now why. Nicely done. You will remember your trip with this interesting quilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2 View Post
    Have wanted to take a train north to Scotland since my mother's mother I found out came illegally from Scotland thru Canada but married an American. Found this out many years after she died. I have always loved everything Scottish and I know now why. Nicely done. You will remember your trip with this interesting quilt.

    That's cool. One day you may find the time to visit your grandmother's birthplace. I am Scottish and live here too but anytime I have to make a road trip to England, this sign on the approach to the Border gladdens my heart and always always makes me smile.

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    Great quilt! Are you going to use it for a wallhanging? I wish I was there in person to see it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Great quilt! Are you going to use it for a wallhanging? I wish I was there in person to see it!
    Thank you. I'm not sure tbh. It's simple design belies the amount of work that went into it. Partly my own fault. Initially I embroidered the English wording. It looked fantastic but as it was a block font it took three days for the machine to complete. I thought, hang that for a laugh so decided to appliqué the yellow. I snagged a letter with my iron. I had suspected it was kind of impractical anyway but banishing my suspicions I had gloried on anyway! I had the most brilliant fun unpicking every last embroidery stitch - not! At one point thought - bin - but I'm so thrawn, I had to see it through to its conclusion. The quilting took what seemed like forever to do.

    Who hos knows one day you might get to see the real thing in the flesh. Never say never!

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    What a great way to honor your heritage! Great quilt.

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    Very interesting idea. Love it!
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    Great job, and what a neat idea for you to celebrate your heritage!
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    You did a fine job of it.

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    nicely done
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    Love that sign, currently n Leeds, then the high spots of Liverpool, real high spot Thusday night, when I see this on my way home ��

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    Quote Originally Posted by notmorecraft View Post
    Love that sign, currently n Leeds, then the high spots of Liverpool, real high spot Thusday night, when I see this on my way home ��
    Lol! I get where you're coming from

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    i see some great quilting in the quilt
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    Great job! I would love to see England and Scotland, but I hate to fly, lol, and it's cost prohibitive.
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    very nice!!!
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    I've been to Aberdeen! I loved Scotland and would love to go back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mme3924 View Post
    I've been to Aberdeen! I loved Scotland and would love to go back.
    I think there is quite a 'well-trodden' path between Texas and Aberdeen because of the oil industry. Maybe one day you will manage to make a return trip.

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    Congratulations Sheilz, as a fellow Scot I always love to see the Border Welcome sign, although I like all areas of Great Britain.
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    That's a lovely quilt.
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    Wonderful work!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WisWis View Post
    Congratulations Sheilz, as a fellow Scot I always love to see the Border Welcome sign, although I like all areas of Great Britain.
    Thank you. Agree. Some areas in England and Wales are quite lovely. I love Worcestershire and Hampshire with their olde worlde villages; the Brecon Beacons of Wales and the Lake District - all simply stunning - but home is always best.

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    Just love it; it's beautiful.
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    Beautiful quilt!

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    Wow.. that is fabulous. I will have to look out for the sign the next time we cross the border!

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    Wonderful job!

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