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Thread: Zelda Quilt for deployed son

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    Senior Member LLWinston44's Avatar
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    Zelda Quilt for deployed son

    Just to refresh your memories..... Color help

    So I've finally gotten the top done!! I am pleased enough with it since it was the first time I've really imagined something and made it work. But...... I have to admit I'm a little disappointed. I envisioned it more "Zelda"ish. I wish I'd made the blocks bigger so that I'd have been able to make the shield bigger. I've never ever done applique and I'm really pleased with how well it turned out. I think I did a pretty good job on that. I also wish I could have added the sword, but I didn't think about it until I'd already added the shield and the sword is placed behind the shield. If I had time, I'd practice, but he just got home from Afghanistan and is really excited about his quilt so I'd like to just give it to him for Christmas. I'm going to get a back (suggestions would be welcome!!) and get it quilted. Thanks again everyone for all the help! This board is an INVALUABLE resource and everyone on it is just simply wonderful.
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    Wife to the love of my life. Mom to a Marine, a college student, an 12 year old 'surprise blessing', two Bichon Maltese brothers, and 3 kitties.

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    That's a very nice quilt, although honestly I have no real idea who Zelda is (except a character in a game). I'd consider more of that pretty gold fabric for the backing if you're going to purchase something. I'll bet he will be thrilled to get this at Christmas. Tell him thank you for serving his country (from an Air Force mom).

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    Very nice quilt. It will mean a lot to him. Thank him for us for serving.

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    Really great quilt!!

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    Looks great to me! Your son will absolutely love it! It represents all your love, thoughts and worry over him while while he was serving in Afghanistan. It's good to know your Mom "has your back" at all times.

    Please thank him for his service for me.

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    It's just wonderful! And when he is over his Zelda phase, he will still love the quilt for it's dramatic graphic design!

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    Please add my thanks to your son for his service. I am so very grateful for what these young men and women do to protect our freedom. (Love the quilt, too.)
    Ruth

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    It is a beautiful quilt and tastefully incorporates Zelda in to it... don't be surprised if gamers share your pictures and come asking you to make them one as well!!

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    I did a panel backing for my daughters, she is in the navy..it was awesome...they have all branches at joanns...
    Use a thin batting because for some reason the colors red and yellow came thru to the top because I didn't use
    batting...lesson learned. Good luck, I know he will love this!

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    I love it, I am 66 years old, a quilter & and a ZELDA freak. Got hooked on Zelda about 20 years ago & am still playing it. You did a really nice job on the shield. Your son has a great momma.

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