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    T-towel quilt

    I have never posted anything on here before, although I have been stalking everyone for years now, lol. I thought I would share this quilt because when I decided to make it I couldn't find any ideas to help me due to there not being any. Here is my T-towel quilt. My husband and I did an outback QLD trip last year and my plan was to grab a fat quarter from every town we stopped at. Well that was fine for the first two towns, Emerald and Barcaldine. When I was in Barcaldine the lady in the shop told me that “this is the last fabric shop between here and Mt Isa”, and considering we were going via Longreach, Windorah, Birdsville, Boulia and everywhere in between before even getting to Isa, I was a little disappointed. I wanted fabric that said something about each town so this lady sold me a jelly roll that looked like the terrible drought that outback Qld is currently going through. When we were in Longreach I decided to start buying t-towels from each town. The Camooweal t-towel is my favourite and they were ecstatic about their t-towel going into my quilt. I had leftovers so I incorporated them into the back. So here is the end result. I am very happy with the outcome.Name:  IMG_20140128_142447.jpg
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    Very nice!!!
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    Love it!

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    nicely done
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    Great idea! Well done!
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    What a great idea, and your quilt is really wonderful. Very creative.
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    Pretty darn cool - love the idea and it turned out great.

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    Love your idea! It turned out great!

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    I think your idea of how to use the t-towels is fantastic and I absolutely love the finished quilt - both front and back!

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    That is different and nice.
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    I love that quilt - great job

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    What a wonderful memory quilt! Great job!

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    I agree with all the above comments. Maybe you'll start a trend .... at any rate, you'll have great memories each time you climb under this fantastic quilt.

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    Very creative! And welcome to the QB from the US - the Sho-Me State - Missouri - smack in the middle of the USA. I just love the internet - it is bringing us all together!
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    Very creative idea. Wonderful quilt. The towels really show off each town's highlights. Nice way to remember your trip.

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    Souvenir quilt! Nice idea and well done.
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    I love the the layout and the patchwork squares. The colors are perfect!

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    Wonderful, special quilt, front and back!!
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    Very nice, and a great idea.

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    Hi Ria,

    Welcome from a Queenslander. What a great quilt, your design and use of the towels, on not only the front but also the back have done our Outback Towns an honour. Congratulations.

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    How very interesting. Lovely job on your quilt. My Sister and hubby are heading back to the states (Seattle, Washington) on 31 March. They have been in your country since 25 February. I am going to jot down the towns you mentioned to ask if they were also there. Small world isn't it.

    Judy in Phx, AZ

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    That is a great idea. I wish I had thought of that when we were in Australia and New Zealand last fall. I did find several fabrics along the way and didn't think any of them really went together very well until I found a pattern and sashing that pulled them all together. I love your quilt idea and it could be used for travels anywhere. Here is what I finally came up with: Australia / New Zealand trip memory quilt


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    Welcome from Wyoming, USA! What a fantastic idea to use the tea towels in this way! I just love your quilt; it reminds me of travel posters.

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    Nice remembrance of your vacation.

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    What a cool idea

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