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Thread: camo quilt for soldier?

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    camo quilt for soldier?

    A co-worker has asked me to make a camo quilt for her army private son who has received his first posting after boot camp. The pic shows what I'm thinking ... it's Warm Wishes pattern. I brought in other prints because when my son-in-law was active duty Marines the LAST thing he would have wanted from me was a camo quilt. I think I'll put a narrow inner border of a lighter brown - almost a tan - to hopefully lighten it up some. I know there's a lot of dark, but I'm thinking use and abuse - want something that will not show wear and tear so much. Also thinking of a flannel backing - less bulky, easy to squish and smash in a duffle bag.

    The fabric is from Hobby Lobby - not LQS quality, but also not LQS price. I just don't think I'm making a family heirloom here and want something servicable and possible for her to pay for.

    So .. thoughts? on the right track or ...? If it doesn't fit the bill I'll use it for a high school grad - I give them to the grads from my church every year so keep a stockpile - and go a different direction with this one.
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    I like it alot. I think the Private will love it!

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    I think you have a HOME RUN!! The extra fabric you have added breaks up the camo and brightens it up. You have found the perfect formula for a quilt he will treasure. GOOD JOB!!!!

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    nice work, a big thank you

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    Great work!!!!

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    This camo fabric is not so much the color being widely used in today's army, with so many tours in the Middle East---so it would likely add a lot of color, especially green, to the world that he won't see if he's stationed over there. I think it's a good quilt and will be appreciated.

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    I think he'll love it!
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    IMHO, I think an inner border of black would make the other blocks pop. I love the Southwest fabric and orange that you added. It breaks up the camo and lightens the quilt. The Mom asked for a camo quilt, so I'd stay with what you've done. I think it's great.
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    I think he'll love it!
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    Very nice quilt for a service man. So nice of you to do it for him. Thank him for serving for us.

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