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Thread: 3 year old UFO Finally Finished

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    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
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    This is a wall hanging that I put together when my daughter was serving in Afghanistan 3 years ago. I finished the top and even spray basted it back then. I never got the quilting done. Now that she's in Iraq for another year I decided that I Had to get this done before she comes home. She won't be home until September but now I can hang it in our Church's Mother's day quilt show and then in my window until she gets back. I am still a newby at freehand free motion quilting, (which is why it waited so long to be quilted)
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    You should be very proud. Of your quilt and your daughter. Good job on both!

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    Looks great to me! You did a good job!! (And God Bless to your daughter!!)

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    Congratulations on finishing it! great job. God Bless your daughter

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    Beautiful you did great.
    Thoughts and prayers for your daughter and a huge THANK YOU

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    Lovely quilt!!! And please say thank you to your daughter for me for her service!!

    Kyia

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    you're an artist and a wonderful mother. you're daughter must be honored to have you as her mother.

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    the wall hanging is beautiful and you did a wonderful job on the quilting! I am just not any good at that, I know practice helps but I think you have to have a knack for it too.
    Bless your daughter for serving her country and bless you for doing such a good job raising her :D

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    Beautiful. I think you did a great job on the quilting.

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    I'm so glad you took that out of UFO status, that's really pretty!

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    Beautiful!!! I love the quilt and the quilting!!! Your daughter will be so happy to see it in the window when she comes home :D :D :D

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    tell your daughter thank you!

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    Your service star banner is beautiful. Thank you to you and your daughter from a grateful nation.

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    Be sure to tell your daughter thanks for her service - you have every right to be proud of her. Also your wall hanging is great! I think you've mastered the free motion quilting - great job. It's your own yellow ribbon in your window!

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    Thank you all very much. I will send her an e-mail when I get back in town tomorrow and tell her how many of you are sending their thanks and blessings for her service. We got to talk to her on Skype Thursday night and it was good to see her face and she was glad to see us. We tried to set it up right after she left in August but for some reason it would not work on our main computer. Her husband (they got married in June) came over for our usuall Thursday night dinner and he spent an hour or so getting it up and running on this laptop. She is so tired and burnt out. She's works 80+ hours a week with only occasionally a half day off. We don't get to hear from her much because of that. She basically works and then crashes to get up and work the next day.
    Anyway, Thank you all for your kind comments!!!

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    Beautiful. Great job on the quilting.

    Thanks to your daughter!

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    Please forgive me for forgetting last time... I too would like to send my thanks on behave of me and my extended family. We sure do enjoy the freedom and safety we have due to her and others that are out there on our behalf!

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    Ahhhh it always feels so good to get them UFO's done.....Hat's off to ya for a job well done!.....:-)

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    very nice. i love it

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    God bless your daughter - and you too. I bought fabric to make that same wall hanging, but never got around to it. You've inspired me to get it done! Our son has served in Iraq and Afghanistan and will be going back to Iraq this fall.

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