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Thread: Train Quilt

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    Red face Train Quilt

    A few years back, I got this great idea...I'd make my brother a train quilt. Seems simple enough, I began with a panel and some squares I bought on the internet and designed it. I wanted to make sure it was big, so I added extra length and width (cuz I am crazy apparently). Well it ended up being ginormous...what was I thinking. Hours of work to get finished with some FMQ and lots of tying (he wanted it tied like grandma used to do). In the end, he loved it as you can tell by the last couple of photos
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    Well, it's no wonder he's nuts about it... it's awesome! I love those panels... they're great! You're such a good sister! WTG!!!
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    Beautiful quilt and that grin says it all (very happy brother!)

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    It's beautiful, and I can tell - he's not giving it back any time soon.
    The one who dies with the most fabric wins.

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    How sweet you are, he looks soooo happy with it.
    will quilt 4EVER

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    Awww. That man is just gushing! Good job.
    Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

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    Love how he cuddles the quilt close, and what a grand smile! You did a beautiful job on his quilt!
    Helen T.

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    What a great quilt. I love the train track borders. And you brother looks really happy!!

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    woooooooo that is one nice big quilt

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    Fantastic quilt. You did a great job of designing around the panel and printed squares. How very special it is to him and it will be treasured always.

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    looks like it fit the bed pretty good too. Brother looks like Christmas came early !!!!! Great job

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    One Happy Brother I would say and you have to feel so good about his response to your work of love... Great Job

    Judy in Phx, AZ

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    yes I think that he is very pleased with it
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    there is so much that a person can do with a panel and you have done a super quilt that anyone would love to have

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    Fantastic quilt!
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    What a special gift you have given your brother, I can see he really loves it and you.
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    That last picture is so cute! The quilt is wonderful. And I love the idea that he knows about and appreciates the work and tradition quilting encompasses. Congrats to both of you.

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    Just beautiful, great job and thank you for sharing, what a treasure for your brother.
    Have a Blessed day
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    That's a great quilt, and you did a really great job! Your brother seems very happy!

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    You are such a good sister. My son would love that he loves trains. Where did you get the panel?

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    It turned out great, and if the last picture is any indication, I think he thinks so too!
    Being skinny isn't easy, so I gave up and opted for being sexy instead. (aunty acid)

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    Awesome!!!!

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    What a great quilt! I think I need to make my brother a quilt now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poakie View Post
    You are such a good sister. My son would love that he loves trains. Where did you get the panel?
    I searched for train panels on the internet and found this one and the fabric I used on the back was on sale.

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    WOW! What a wonderful quilt!
    He will cherish it forever!

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