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Old 06-04-2012, 08:52 AM
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i have a chance to make a baby girl quilt for a freind of mine and this is her first grandbaby this is where i am having a problem both parents are in the armed forces and i can't make up my mind on how to do the quilt. any suggestions and or comments would help also i have looked at a lot of different patterns and i just dont know what i want to do...

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Old 06-04-2012, 09:02 AM
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I would say that just because they are in the military they don't still like things that nonmilitary personnel like, lol. Just pick a pattern that any new mommy would like. (I was in the Texas National Guard) Gina
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:05 AM
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I would pick out the fabric and quilt pattern that fits a baby girl. If you want to honor their parents commitment to the US military, I would pick up a bit of "pink camoflage" to put in the quilt.
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:46 AM
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They will love anything you make. I would make it for a little girl. Instead of something military looking. INMHO
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:48 AM
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NHWeaver's suggestion is great! Any pattern you like with some pink camouflage fabric incorporated.
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:51 AM
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I would say that just because they are in the military they don't still like things that nonmilitary personnel like, lol. Just pick a pattern that any new mommy would like. (I was in the Texas National Guard) Gina
Being retired military I agree. My husband didn't even like when I got our son a sailors suit to get his pictures taken in. I thought he was cute. Think like a mom/parents and don't let the job stand in the way. If they want things that are military they can go to the PX on base and get it. Make this personal. Just think of parents/grandparents/baby girl. You'll do fine; don't overthink it.
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If you are concerned ask grandma if she thinks that it pink camo would be good or to go super girly. As others said just because thy are military doesn't mean they want everything to be military themed. Maybe post a pic of the fabric you choose and the pattern if you want more imput.
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:27 PM
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Super girly front with pick camo backing. Best of both worlds!
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:31 PM
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I always like to find out what colors the mother wants. Some people want bright primaries because they say babies see them best, and other want soft baby pastels. Some people love pink and some hate it. Does the grandma know how the nursery will be decorated? My DDs all wanted something different, and would not have liked it if I just made a pink quilt.
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If I were a garbage collector I don't think I would want a quilt made of garbage truck fabric. It is a baby girl, not an armed forces recruit.

As an aside, I am very thankful for garbage collectors and this statement is not to reflect a bad image of them. It is just an example of how we pidgeon hole people by one little part of their lives.
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