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    Hi I'm the desertrose from AZ and I have a dear friend from my childhood days and she recently lost her third child. He was a 35 year old soldier who died of complications received during his third combat mission in Iraq. I would like to make her a special quilt to wrap herself in on those bad days. Something that will let her know I'm there with her. Any suggestions anyone may have would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank You All in Advance,
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    Buy some flag material and make it the center of the design. That will show honor to both him and why he died. You could also include patches from his unit on it if you could get them.

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    Please PM me if you would like some help with piecing some blocks. I would be honored to help you with this.

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    {{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}} for the loss

    So sorry .

    No suggestions , but I am sure someone here will come up with the perfect pattern :thumbup:

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    So so sad. My prayers are with u both. U could do a pic quilt with a few pics and put stars blocks in it....

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    So sorry! Do you and your friend have a common interest that you could do, or her favorite flowers (maybe a flower garden feel). There is this quilt called Warm Wishes which is very nice. Maybe in the blocks you could add pictures of you and her through the years together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    {{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}} for the loss

    So sorry .

    No suggestions , but I am sure someone here will come up with the perfect pattern :thumbup:

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    My thoughts and prayers are with you both!

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    Prayers for families of those that have lost loved ones
    in the war.

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    What a nice gesture for your friend. I'm sure she'll feel the love from you in whatever quilt pattern you use.
    Here's a link I found:
    http://www.prayerquilt.org/downloads...yer_Square.pdf

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    Below is a link for a stylized flag wall hanging. It could perhaps be enlarged for a lap quilt.

    http://www.connectingthreads.com/cfk...ay.cfm?ID=2386

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    So sad for you and your friend.

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    There is a pattern called Remembrance Poppies by Pan Bono Designs that you might like. www.pambonodesigns.com
    Debra

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    This site posts a Quilts of Valor Mystery several times per year and they are all free. I love the finished patterns!

    http://www.persimmonquilts.com/QOVMysteryHomePg.html

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    If you want to make "Something that will let her know I'm there with her" -- how about one with pictures of the two of you together in it????? My heart goes out to her....it's so sad!

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    Hi Andrea, I think anything you make will comfort her. My heart goes out to her. Way too sad :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    If you want to make "Something that will let her know I'm there with her" -- how about one with pictures of the two of you together in it????? My heart goes out to her....it's so sad!
    i agree,with amandasgramma. if you know her fvorite colors, or flowers. IMHO, i would not want a quilt to wrap up in, with my sons picture on it..but that is just me.

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    I want to extend a B I G H U G to all of you for your suggestions and prayers. I took the advise of many of you who suggested a quilt of her favorite things. Right now anything related to the armed forces is too painful for her to even open perhaps later a military theme quilt will be cherished. I'm thinking perhaps for the anniversay date in the future will be OK.

    Thank You All, Your great,
    Andie

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