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Street Directory Quilt - how it started

Old 10-12-2017, 01:29 PM
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Default Street Directory Quilt - how it started

There has been a few requests on how I came to make this quilt. I had been looking for something to do which would use up a heap of scraps and one day when I was in the local Information Centre, I picked up an A4 sheet of our town's local street directory for a friend. On the way home, I decided that would be my next quilt.

I took that A4 sheet to the local printing shop and got them to enlarge it many times to a size that I would be able to manage. At home I joined those paper sections together and then copied the whole street directory onto tracing Vilene which made it so much easier to manage. (see photos) The pic with the star is where my house is on the map. I am not sure how to write under each pic but they are in order as to how the process went.

I then divided the street directory up into 4-5 sections and traced each section again onto tracing Vilene. Then the fun began. All scraps were used where I could, joining pieces if needed. All the house block sections were foundation pieced and then pinned onto the traced section. The streets / roads were drawn onto fusible, cut out and ironed on over the house sections. The schools are yellow sections, the parks / recreation grounds / grassy areas are green, industrial areas are brown.

I hope this helps you understand how this quilt has gone together so far. I will continue to post pictures as I progress on adding the street names and then the quilting process. And of course, the end result !
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:36 PM
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totally unique I expect. Well done!
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WoW that is amazing!!! What a lot of work and planning has gone into this project, but it will be beautiful!!!
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Unique scrap project!
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That is such an awesome idea, and your work on it thus far is wonderful! Can't wait to see the next pictures.
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what an unique idea
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I am stunned by how you are putting this together. I especially love the 4th photo where a few strips are sewn in. This will be quite an accomplishment!!!
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This is certainly a labor of love
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Great idea!
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Thanks...I think this would be fun to with our farm using the USDA maps that label all the fields, woods, etc. OH OH the wheels are turning!
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