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Thread: A USA quilt for my DS

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    Senior Member probles's Avatar
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    A USA quilt for my DS

    My sister sent me a picture of a quilt that looked like the United States. She asked if I could make one for her. She wanted it as a gift for someone. I thought that should be easy. I will just take a map, enlarge the states and use it as the template. Then I thought maybe someone has already done all the work. I Googled US quilt pattern. Lo and behold, there was one on ETSY. Bought it. Made it. Now it is on its way to my DS house. I had so much fun choosing the fabric for each state. New York was made out of Timeless Treasures bagel fabric. Utah was made from a scrap of fabric that had beehives on it - it is the beehive state. I grew up in Idaho, so I used my absolute fabric fabric - Jacobean Arbor. Texas, you can probably see it has ropes, cowboy hats, etc. All things you would expect to be in Texas. New Mexico has hot chili peppers. California, where I live now, has a batik that is more of a blender with palm leaves running through it. It was so much fun, I think I might make one for me now. One more of my list of to dos.
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    You made a wonderful, well thought out quilt! Love the NY bagel, they do make the best!! Love your quilt!
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    What a fun quilt!!!
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    Love that and how you made it about each individual state also. Wonderful job. Bobbi

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    Love the quilt. Great that you chose fabrics depicting each state.

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    Very pretty and even though it's from a pattern it's one of a kind...I love it!

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    very cool love it

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    Very cute! I love the way you characterized each state with the fabric. You are very creative.

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    I spy TEXAS. great quilt!!!

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    Great quilt!!!
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    Your quilt sure is fun!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by probles View Post
    I grew up in Idaho, so I used my absolute fabric fabric - Jacobean Arbor.
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    What, no potatoes for Idaho? LOL

    That was a cute idea and a great looking quilt.

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    It's wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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    Outstanding! You've put so much thought and originality into this. And it made a beautiful quilt. Now how about one for each continent, or for the whole world?

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    wow what a fantastic design and great work on your lovely quilt
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    That is so lovely!

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    I love this...very creative with your choice of fabrics
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    Sew, Sew cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by serenitybygrace View Post
    Very cute! I love the way you characterized each state with the fabric. You are very creative.
    It's awsome! I love how you did a special fabric for each state. What a great gift!!!
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    Great job!! What did you use for Massachusettes?
    Quilts and cats just go together!

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    That is fantastic!
    Retired teacher, loving it.
    Love quilting also.

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    that is way cool )
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    That is marvelous!

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    Very cool quilt. What a lovely idea.
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    Great job!

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