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Thread: Sentimental Quilt

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    Instead of using batting I used a very thick old wool blanket. The blanket was mine as a child and then my kids used it so it has plenty sentimental value but it was a wreck. So I decided to use it in this quilt. It was difficult to quilt as it was rather thick and some of my blocks got distorted. It now has a new life and will be a firm favourite!
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    Great idea and great quilt!

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    very nice love the colors in the D9P

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    Great way to recycle a special blanket. It looks beautiful!

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    Awesome quilt! Love your colors!

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    Oh...I love how the blocks seem to 'float'

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    This is gorgeous!

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    What a wonderful quilt!!!

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    Great quilt. Love the design. Thanks for sharing.

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    Very nice!

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    What a way to go!! It should be really nice and warm.

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    good idea and amazing quilt. what a good choice of colors!

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    Wonderful!

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    Great Idea! love the design and the colours

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    Attractive quilt which has given an old blanket a new lease of life. I like it.

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    Very nice & good idea for using up.
    My Grma had 9 kids, so her quilts were all used foto keep warm. All had the gray wool blankets as batting & were ties.Every bed had a couple of what we called Grma's covers.

    Quote Originally Posted by sharone
    Instead of using batting I used a very thick old wool blanket. The blanket was mine as a child and then my kids used it so it has plenty sentimental value but it was a wreck. So I decided to use it in this quilt. It was difficult to quilt as it was rather thick and some of my blocks got distorted. It now has a new life and will be a firm favourite!

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    aww, the blanky lives on. Very nice.

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    Lovely quilt. I've thought of using an old blanket as batting for a quilt for DS, but haven't gotten to it yet. I have my daddy's old wool quilt from his army days that we never use because it's so heavy. I wonder if we'd use it in a quilt.

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    Nice idea, beautiful quilt!

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    :thumbup:

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    My mother used to put old quilts into her new projects. Your quilt is nice!!

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    I love your quilt. The colors are wonderful. And what a great way to reuse a loved old blanket.

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    I love it! :thumbup:

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    Neat idea for using the blanket! Pretty quilt! :)

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    What a great new beginning for a well-loved blanket! :)

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