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Thread: Another quilt for a deployed GS

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    Another quilt for a deployed GS

    I wasn't going to post this one as it's so similar to his cousin's posted last year, but here it is. Another GS has been deployed and I wanted his own personal QOV to go with him. Last year's had white sashing and stars in every corner. This year has pale blue marbled sashing because this one isn't going to be on a ship and white shows the dirt so readily. This one has stars only around the center block due to time constraints. The cornerstones, the binding and some of the strips were starred. I delivered it on his birthday 8 hours before he was leaving. He was very touched.

    Very easy pattern, but the scrappy colors with a touch of RWB makes it okay. I quilted a echoed star in every other block and meandered in the others. I wish the picture of the back had been usuable. It is a dark blue with small scattered dotsName:  100_0311.JPG
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Size:  1.23 MB. I used a light blue varigated thread in the bobbin and the stars stood out so well.

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    nice scrappy quilt

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    It's beautiful. I hope it eventually sees him home safely!!
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

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    Very nice scrappy quilt for your GS. Thank him for me and prayers.

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    That is wonderful. You are such a good aunt. I'm a NAVY wife and I have a son who is a Marine and one who is at ARMY AIT right now. I can appreciate what that means to any military person. God Bless.
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    Very, very nice. He is going to love it. Please send him a thanks for serving.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Beautiful quilt, he will love it. Thanks to him for serving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kensington View Post
    That is wonderful. You are such a good aunt. I'm a NAVY wife and I have a son who is a Marine and one who is at ARMY AIT right now. I can appreciate what that means to any military person. God Bless.
    She said it was her GS (Grandson).
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    Beautiful quilt!!

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    Great job! It is a really nice quilt & I'm sure he will treasure it.

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    Lovely quilt for him to wrap up in! Please also thank him for his service!
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    What a wonderfully bright, scrappy quilt! I know your DGS will love & treasure this for years to come. I know it means the world to him to have it to take with him. Please thank him for his service for me. I'll hold good thoughts for all of your kin till they're home safe!
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    Great quilt! I bet he will use it alot.

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    I'm sure he will use it. He walked around hugging it instead of packing. He sure he had the perfect space for it in one duffle bag. I told him to roll it tightly and shake it out when he reaches his destination. His mother kept saying, "You didn't have to do that". I finally had to tell her that I certainly did and it was between Matt and me.

    Thank you for your compliments on my simple quilt and good wishes for my GS. He's our first Army - his sister and my son were Marines, his cousin is in the Navy.

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    I hope he stays safe. I know he will be warm under the quilt
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    This is such a great quilt for your GS. I wish him safety!
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    Irishrose, That is another pretty quilt from you. Even thought it is colorful it still has a patriotic feel to it with the stars and RWB. A quilt to be proud to claim. Please tell your GS thank you for serving US. I wish him safety and God Bless him!

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    Just beautiful, great job and thank you for sharing. Old Navy gal here and married to old Navy guy RWB my favorite.
    Have a Blessed day
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    Some of the colors have meaning. The pink tie dye because he has a daughter, the black with bright circles because it's from his favorite sister's Jewel Box quilt, the dusty blue because it has gorgeous eagles on it, yellow because I wish him sunshine, etc. The grayish looking strips are white stars on a dark blue ground and there are patriotic prints from JoAnn's, too. He thought it was RWB enough.

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    A very nice scrappy quilt!

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    It looks wonderful! He will love it forever!

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    Will you be my grama? This is a very handsome quilt.
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