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Thread: Current Project is a Memorial Bed Runner

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    Current Project is a Memorial Bed Runner

    I started this Memorial Bed runner for my baby brother yesterday for Christmas. It will be a year Dec. 29th that dad passed. I am the oldest of 5 and the brother this is for is the youngest and also my Godchild. I am posting a pic of the start and the next step I am contemplating. I don't have a pattern just making it up as I go. Also posting a pic of the other fabrics plus a shirt of my dads that I want to incorporate along with 4 other pictures of my dad not in the picture. 2 are from his military days and 2 from later years. Any thoughts or suggestions would be most welcome.

    I am thinking to border this panel with the planes fabric with the USA patch and US AF patch centered.....what do you think so far?

    I am thinking on using the bolder blue background Air Force fabric as the outer border
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    Wow, this will be an incredible memorial for your brother. I like all your fabrics and what you have done so far is great. I'm sorry for the loss of your Dad.

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    I like your ideas and fabrics. It's going to be perfect.

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    You are doing a wonderful job on the quilt. Your fabric and layout are just perfect. You are such a special person for doing this for your brother. I have the feeling that you are being guided in this project.
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    You are off to a wonderful start. I love what you have done so far and know it will be cherished.
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    Whatever design you decide, he will love it. What a keepsake for him. Family is special. I am in the middle of six siblings.
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    Very nice. I am sure your brother will love it.

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    Such a touching quilt for your bro.

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    I think it will be a cherished quilt.

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    That is going to be great and you are a terrific person for doing this for your brother.
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    It will be a great quilt for your Brother, just keep going with your plan. So sorry for your loss.
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    That is wonderful. Can't wait to see it done!!!

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    A wonderful memorial!
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    This will be a very touching remembrance of your father. I think what you have planned is a great design. Your brother is sure to love it.

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    The bed runner is a great idea. Love the picture of your Dad.

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    such a beautiful tribute to your dad. this quilt will be most treasured.
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    Thank you for sharing...I may just borrow your idea for a quite for my own brother!

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    You've got a great start. Be sure to show finished results.

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    What a thoughtful idea. It is possible you will be asked for 4 more when the rest of your siblings see this. Thanks for sharing!
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    Your brother will treasure the bed runner. You are doing a great job and I love the other fabrics you are planning to use.
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