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Thread: Just finished "Home of the Brave" quilt

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    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
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    This is a "Home of the Brave" quilt that I just finished. The Home of the Brave project sends quilts to families of soldiers who have been killed in Iraq or Afghanistan. I made several of these 2 years ago that went to the families of soldiers that my daughter served with in Afghanistan. This one is not going to anyone that I know this time. I will deliver it the coordinator at my guild next month.

    There are 15 blocks and in the center of each block is a square of muslin that is for people to sign. I took it to my dad's 80th birthday this weekend and had my family sign it. There are 2 remaining blocks that I will sign and get my DH to sign.

    One of the signatures is my dd #2, Jennifer and my sister-in-law, Petra
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    That is awesome ! Wonderful of you to make these quilts for the families that have given so much :thumbup:
    Sharon

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    Very nice...
    can I ask, or is it just me, why is it narrow?
    Kirsten
    Never mind...I think I answered my own question.. :oops:

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    This was a very touching act of kindness. Bless you for doing this for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KO24
    Very nice...
    can I ask, or is it just me, why is it narrow?
    Kirsten
    Never mind...I think I answered my own question.. :oops:
    This pattern is from back in the civil war when the Sanitary Commission issued quilts to soldiers. This is a replica of the pattern they used. The Home of the Brave project has adopted this pattern for the quilts it presents to families of fallen soldiers.

    It is narrow. But if you think about having to sleep on a cot, this would be about the right width for those narrow little cots, or bedrolls.

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    That's wonderful!!

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    Very nice job!!

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    Beautiful! What a thoughtful touch of having your family sign the quilt. Your soldier will be so greatful for the quilt and the blessings you are sending. Thank you for your service to our troops and families!

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    That is a wonderful quilt, and thanks for the info on the width.

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    Great quilt, Gayle - I know it will be appreciated very much!

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