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Thread: Street Directory Quilt Ready for Quilting

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    Street Directory Quilt Ready for Quilting

    The street names have been added to the Street Directory and I spent yesterday afternoon basting this mammoth quilt ready for quilting. I could have waited and went to a hall and used more tables to lay it out, but no it had to be done yesterday and so my dining room table was pulled into the middle of the room for the task. * I used a wideback black fabric for the backing which seemed to take forever to iron. *

    Then the pinning began, hundred of pins went into basting this quilt top and it took a few hours to get it all basted.
    I didn't want them to stand out too much so they are printed on with a Sharpie Permanent Marking Pen. * The highway name will be hand embroidered on after the quilt has been quilted.

    I will also applique 'Ulverstone' and the year onto the quilt after it is quilted.* I want to quilt the ocean are where the name will go before I add the applique, which will be hand done.

    Now will come the almighty challenge of quilting this beauty on my trusty Janome domestic sewing machine. * Stay tuned !
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    Wow!! That is quite an undertaking! I confess to looking up a map of Ulverstone and I can see the accuracy! Well done!
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    wow, very interesting
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    This quilt just fascinates me. I am so impressed with what you have accomplished, even at this point in the process it is spectacular.
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    amazing work
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    Such a unique piece of work. Keep us posted on your progress.

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    You are making great progress!
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    So creative!

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    It's going to be super. Good work. BrendaK
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    Wow, how great is that?
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    Have never seen one done before.

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    WOW! That is just amazing. It is historical too. What an interesting idea.

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    I am still in awe of you and this accomplishment. It’s a treasure.
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    Amazing and such a creative idea! I bet it would do well in a quilt show.....let us know!

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    Oh, my, what an undertaking! Great job!
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    Amazing. It is the first quilt I have seen of that pattern. Congratulations and I look forward to seeing the finished project.

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    that is quite an accomplishment, it looks like it was lot of fun too, great job! I quilted a king size quilt on my Jenome, frustrating at times but it came out all right!

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    You've inspired me totally! I want to do something like this!

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    Wow Lynnie, that is fantastic. You never cease to amaze us with your incredible creations! Have fun quilting it.
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    Your quilt is amazing!!!

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    Very creative quilt and definitely a conversation piece...you certainly put a lot of thought and time into it. Great job.
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    WOW! That is an amazing piece of work--great job.

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    I hope you enter into your county fair, and someone in the local government commisions it to hang in your town hall...or library...it needs to be shared with your town! Can’t wait to see it completed!

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    This is amazing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    Wow!! That is quite an undertaking! I confess to looking up a map of Ulverstone and I can see the accuracy! Well done!
    Sue, it's a lovely little town and relatively speaking, it was easy to transfer the street directory to fabric. I am quilting it now and putting little details into the quilting, like fishes in the river and ocean, a canoe to depict where the Rowing Club is, a yacht at the Wharf where there are usually 3 or 4 yachts tied up and so on. There will be lots more little details like this incorporated into the quilt along the way.
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