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Thread: Graduation Quilt Finished

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    Super Member Bonbonary's Avatar
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    Here's a photo of a graduation quilt I made for my nephew. He is graduating next month and then going on to college and wants to be a marine. This is a variation I made from strip quilt patterns. I wanted something that wasn't feminine and somewhat military. You probably can't see it very well, but some of the strips have US Marines printed on them with pictures of jeeps, helicopters & such. The backing is camoflage fabric material.

    This was my first attempt at FMQ & I used tear-away patterns from www.QuiltingMadeEasy.com. It's not perfect & was a lot of tearing away of paper pieces, but I am happy with the results. Now that I have tried FMQ with these, next time I'll try my own stipple pattern. I just needed a little confidence builder on my first attempt. Has anyone else used these patterns? I haven't heard them mentioned on the board.

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    This is a wonderful quilt. You did a great job with the quilting. I am sure this will be a treasured gift. Thank you for sharing.

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    That is one beautiful quilt!!! He is going to love it!!
    I have some of the tear-away patterns but haven't used them yet.
    I forgot how they work..... do you pin them down???
    PS. Your quilting looks great!

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    No pins. They are strips about 12" wide and have adhesive either side to hold them in place

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    Such a "handsome" quilt. Beautiful colors and beautiful pattern. Your nephew will be so proud to own this quilt. Great job!

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    That is a great quilt for a guy. A wonderful gift!

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    Beautiful quilt!

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    Oh this is terrific! It is very manly and adding the "Military" touch to it makes it that much more special for him. He is a vey lucky young man. Thank you so very much for sharing with us

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    I absolutely love love love it. :):):)

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    Very nice colors. I am sure he will love it.

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