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  1. penster47's Avatar
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    I suppose he is full grown now, but he sure was a sweet and beautiful puppy.
  2. Sarah in OK's Avatar
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    What a feel good story. And, such beautiful quilts. I coudn't pick a favorite as I like them all. The grandfather will surely be amazed with them all and of course the gr.d.'s will be thrilled. How long did it take to make these?
  3. patski's Avatar
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    I would simply use a frame, so it looks like a window. That way each animal will"pop" . test out using black for the window frame
  4. Pat M.'s Avatar
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    Use a # 2 pencil
  5. Judith1005's Avatar
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    How very sweet. I love the stories you shared. I hope it brings them hugs from grandpa for a very long time. The 9-patch is my very favorite. But, they are all very special.
  6. Quilterdale's Avatar
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    Love the colors! So fresh and pretty. Good job!
  7. patski's Avatar
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    Glad you found us. Hope you enjoy all the info and friendship you can find here

    Pat
  8. Judith1005's Avatar
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    Hi agrevemberg, My suggestion would be a sampler. You could incorporate different aspects of his service that way. And you could also include a t-shirt, patch or part of a uniform, pictures, symbols. Anything really. You might also be able to find free images on the net to use.

    I look forward to seeing what you come up with.
  9. LizzyLou's Avatar
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    www.patternpile.com is a pattern for "Nautical anchor quilt blocks - free quilting tutorial. It shows the block in white and light blue but I have seen this quilt done in white and navy and it was stunning. I don't know if this will help. Good luck.
  10. patski's Avatar
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    If your Mom belonged to a quilt guild they may do a "yard" sale and give you the money. We did that and the ladies son got a check for $20,600.00. He was speechless!!
  11. patski's Avatar
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    You can do this, do log cabin, scrappy and easy ones to begin. It is so much fun when you don't get yourself frustrated!
  12. Judith1005's Avatar
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    Aw, what beautiful inspiration. And, you got to quilt with four generations of quilters in your family (including you). It doesn't get any better then that. Thank you for sharing your story.


    And thank you for your husbands service to our country. (And for all of your sacrifices.)
  13. Judith1005's Avatar
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    Sweet, I'm glad you didn't give up. My first quilts were a patchwork and a rail fence. And, the biggest lesson I learned is that cutting accuracy is VERY important. I look forward to seeing your pictures sometime.

    If your having trouble posting, Your pictures may need to be resized. They can be no bigger then 460 x 640.

    Here's a link to the Resource page. http://www.quiltingboard.com/qb-help-center-f27/ They have several tutorials on how to post photos.
  14. Judith1005's Avatar
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    Ebay, Craigs List, Freecycle, Local Quilt Guilds, Church groups, Garage/Yard Sale

    If you want to do it here, you have to follow the rules in the Sale pages. I think you have to be an active member and post so many times, etc. See the home page.

    Here's a link to the sale pages http://www.quiltingboard.com/items-sale-trade-f20/

    And here's a link to the rules and regulations http://www.quiltingboard.com/items-s...a-t165381.html

    Hope this helps. Good luck. And so sorry for your loss.
  15. HelenLDoyle's Avatar
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    It's a log cabin design. You would need to measure the width and using the picture as a pattern, design your colors/prints around that.
  16. Dordee's Avatar
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    I made my Grandson one, I googled the minecraft characters then cut my squares according to the character, it turned out ok but I did cut the squares to large and the quilt was entirely to large, but he loved it said he would be able to
    wrap up in it after he was 7 feet tall,lol
  17. Darlyn69's Avatar
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    Hi from southern Alberta. Yes you can make the ribbons in to a quilted wall hanging. I have done many of them.
  18. applique's Avatar
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    She (Toni Whitney) just put out a red fox pattern. I have started tracing as fast as I can!
  19. Laurell's Avatar
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    This is beautiful! I'd like to do something similar
  20. quiltinginfla's Avatar
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    Hobbs makes Tuscany wool. Quilters dream makes wool. Not in chain stores. Get at local quilt shop. Or call Alma Sue's Quilt Shop 941-330-0993 they will ship. Best warmth I use for grandkids is lofty polyester (comforter one) and use a nice flannel backing. Don't overquilt it to beat down the batting. Keeps quilt light and cuddly and warm.

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