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Thread: Boy Scout Quilt

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    Boy Scout Quilt

    I promissed to make a quilt for a fund raiser our Boy Scout troupe has every year. I got the fabrics early and that is when the troubles started. Coming up with a pattern and ideas for the panel I got was like pulling a tooth. Finally came up with very simple design, no particular pattern, large blocks, and some applique and sashing. Everything was fighting me every step of the way - the thread, the fabric, the machines, the binding (oh the binding was a horror story) - everything. I could not wait to finally finish it. It is finally done, washed and soon it will be handed over to the scouts. This is the first time I am actually glad to see a quilt I made go away. No separation anxiety this time I hope the boys like it and since it will be a part of the Chinese auction, I hope it brings in some funds for the troupe.
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    It is great and worth the struggles. Good luck with the auction.
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    Tashana,
    It is wonderful! I can't tell you how happy it makes me tonight, on the eve of my own son's Eagle Scout ceremony this weekend.
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    Wow , this is very nice.
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    It might have been a battle to finish it but you won the war. It looks great!

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    I think it's wonderful! Sorry it gave you so much trouble ~ I'm sure it will bring in a tidy sum!

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    How cool is this ! It is a great commemorative quilt to the Boy Scouts!
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    I am the proud mother of two eagle scouts and order of the arrow also. I like to think it was instrumental in making them successful mature men today. A great organization for youngsters. The quilt is wonderful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JenniePenny View Post
    Tashana,
    It is wonderful! I can't tell you how happy it makes me tonight, on the eve of my own son's Eagle Scout ceremony this weekend.
    My son just completed the requirements for Life. Only has his Board of Review. He is 15 yrs old and on track to get Eagle by 16. I am very proud id him and he truly enjoys the journey. Of course I help motivate him....when he is awarded Life, he gets drivers ed....when he gets Eagle, he gets a truck. Figurs I better put tbese stipulations in as I waz worried that if he got a truck first and girls came more into the picture, he'd never achieve Eagle. Congrats on your son achieving this level. Is he going to work on the Eagle Palms next?
    The quilt is great...I hope the troup raises a lot of $$$$$.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamae View Post
    I am the proud mother of two eagle scouts and order of the arrow also. I like to think it was instrumental in making them successful mature men today. A great organization for youngsters. The quilt is wonderful.
    Yes....Ethan is also a member of the Order of the Arrow. I agree about the benefits of being a Scout....I'm not talking $$$$. I am referi g to how responsible and really good Ethan is.

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    Sorry for all the problems!!! Believe me they do not show!!! Wonderful quilt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Great job on this!
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    As the mother of 3 boys - 2 Eagle Scouts, this is a great quilt.
    Perhaps it was because you wanted to do such a wonderful job that it became difficult.
    Good Luck on the auction.

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    Where and when is the auction, id like to go. You're 20 minutes from me.

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    You did a good job even with the struggles.

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    That is very cool.
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    Fantastic! You have to really understand what the Scouts are all about to totally understand what that quilt would mean to a Scout!
    I have two Eagle Scouts, who are in the Order of the Arrow as well, which they worked very hard for many years to achieve, particularly, perseverance to do so. That is an outstanding quilt that either one of them would love to own. I hope it turns out as great for fund-raising for the troop. If I were nearby, I would attend the auction and bid!. Let us know how the auction turns out and what the troop, parents, and leaders think of the quilt.

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    what a great job. sure it will bring lots of funds for the troop. i know my son who is also in scouts would love it..
    tammy cash

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    This is outstanding. All your struggles were worth it. I'm sure the owner will treasure it.

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    You should give yourself a big pat on the back. The quilt is going to be very special to someone. Did you put a label on it?

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    Where do you get the fabric from please.? Would love to make a scout quilt for my brother who is an assistant distrct commissioner here in UK.
    Thank you.
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    That is awesome!!

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    It is amazing!!! Great job!! Hope it brings lots of $ for the Scouts. Understand they are in a conflict now. My son became an Eagle & my 2 GS are in Scouts in China. Hope they make it to Eagle 2, their dad is a leader.. For Christmas, I'd like to get them all a t-shirt from the Scout catalog celebrating 100 yrs (by this Christmas it'll be a yr late but......
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    ~ God Bless the USA ~ ~ God Bless Our Troops ~

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    Beautiful !! My boy is an eagle... my husband loved son's days in scout. volunteer parent on high adventures. Hikeing, canouing, sailing, traveling to states away wonderful historic places .. Good for you to do this !! Thank you ahead of time ! Great fundraiser quilt !!
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    That is absolutely wonderful!!!
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