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Thread: Army quilt - January UFO

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    Super Member LucyInTheSky's Avatar
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    I just realized that I never posted this!! I'm working on a UFO per month. This one I finished early January. It's for a friend who got back from Afghanistan about a month ago. I already mailed it to him and it's on his couch.

    A zillion years ago, I started a similar quilt for my friend in Army ROTC. I bought waaaaaaay too much fabric so I made a 2nd, almost identical quilt, which is this one. It's my own pattern.
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    Great Job :thumbup: And THANK you for appreciating the military . Glad your friend is back and enjoying the quilt

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    I'm happy I was able to find that camo fabric. Surprisingly difficult (though there were a few sites with pink camo...)

    I'm glad he's back too. He did 9 months or so. I had another friend who did 15 months in Iraq. Really tough on them...

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    LOVE LOVE LOVE it! You did an awesome job!!!!

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    Very nice. :thumbup:

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    Great JOb!

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    Very nice! I need to make my DH an Air Force quilt...

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    Great job!

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    Great job! I'm sure it's very appreciated.

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    WOW!!! I bet he LOVES it too :D:D:D

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    Awesome job! :thumbup:

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    congrats-love it

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    Its very striking :!:

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    The quilt is wonderful and an inspiration! My goal this year is to make one red, white, and blue quilt to donate to the local veteran's group. My nephew just joined the Marines, so I thought it was a fitting goal this year!

    I also like your idea of trying to finish one UFO per month--you truly are inspirational!

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    I love it, maybe I'm being biased seeing that I am a Army Veteran!

    Stephanie

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    Great quilt!!

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    Awesome quilt!!

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    I love this quit, makes be want to try something like this for my Daughter that is a in the Army.

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    The Qt you made is really inspire-ing. I love it you do good work. Theresse

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    hello.. just got back from iraq,, if I would have had one of those to come home to,, I would have been sosososososos happy,, lol... beautiful.. and glad he is home safe,,,

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    Love it! I hava neice joing Army this summer and thinking this would be an perfect Grad gift to give. Now all i gotta do is find these materials. Where would i find it at? I would do it in a slightly different pattern apparently, since this is your pattern to start with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwm50
    Love it! I hava neice joing Army this summer and thinking this would be an perfect Grad gift to give. Now all i gotta do is find these materials. Where would i find it at? I would do it in a slightly different pattern apparently, since this is your pattern to start with.
    Anyone - please feel free to use it. I think I lost my Excel sketch when my hard drive died a few years ago, otherwise I'd post the file. But it's pretty basic - square, strip, strip, cornerstone, strip, strip (more or less). But please, help yourself! I had a 6.5" ruler, so that's how wide the big strips are. I think the stars were 4.5" and 2.5" but I might be making that up. I based the lengths off of my center piece.

    I went on fabshophop.com and did their search for army and camouflage fabric ("camoflague", did get a few hits). I ended up on a website that had most of the fabrics, though it's so long ago, I can't remember where. They had fabrics for all the branches. I was super careful, I didn't want to use Marine fabric on accident... I know the Army guys wouldn't be happy :D :D Per searching just now, it looks like the Army tanks/helicopter one is a Robert Kaufman.

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    Thank u sooooooo much for sharing! Can't wait to shop for materials and 'git' busy.

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    love this, I want to make one

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    I just got some Navy fabric in along with some basic red/white/blue. Thanks for giving me some ideas.

    Great job!

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