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Thread: My First Quilt- Postage Stamp Quilt

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    Smile My First Quilt- Postage Stamp Quilt

    Hi everyone,

    This is my first post. I made this quilt for my daughter before I deployed in 2010. I knew that I was going to deploy to Iraq and I wanted her to have something to wrap around her while I was gone the 6 months. We were moving cross country at the time, and my husband drove. I hand pieced all the squares together on the road trip and anytime we were in the car. It took me 8 months to peice it together. I know that there are many flaws in the quilt, but I was very happy with the results and so was she. I literally finished the quilt on the way to the airport for my deployment. I had to google the binding process the morning I left for the deployment. I plan to make another one but larger this time, because I just love the look of scrap quilts. Since then I've made a few rag quilts for gifts, but I love the postage stamp quilt, and I love this board. On my deployment when I had time to get on the internet once a week I would look at all the beautiful quilts and dream of when I could get back to quilt. Thanks for looking.
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    Senior Member mzzzquilts's Avatar
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    Beautiful quilt, love the story behind it, and God bless you for your service to our great country.
    MzzzQuilts aka Ellen

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    I love your story as much as the quilt. Thanks for sharing and your service!

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    The quilt is beautiful. It must be a treasure for your DD. Thank you for your service, may God bless you and your family.

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    Love your quilt and I bet your daughter cuddles up in it regularly as she'll feel real close to you. You did a lovely job on it, the colours are beautiful. God bless you and your family.

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    Very nice quilt! You put a lot of love into it!

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    very nice quilt and story

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    That is amazing! Love the story and am so happy you are safely back home again with your family! Thanks for your service and I am in awe of this as a 1st quilt...it is on my list of quilts I want to do but I haven't decided to attempt it yet and I have been sewing for at least 50 years and quilting for about 12 of those!!! You ROCK!!!! PS...I love scrappy quilts, too, and '30's...keep up the good work.
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

    Sharon
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    THANK YOU for your service, especially knowing you were a mom who left a daughter behind!!! We are so glad you are safe and sound. Your quilt is so sweet and so is the story of your commitment to it. Hope to see many more from you here!

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    Love your quilt and I am sure your daughter will too! Safe travels to you, can't wait to see what you do with your next quilt on you return.

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