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Thread: Donation Quilts for Army Kids who's paents are Deployed

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    I picked a family of 3 kids. Boy 9, Girl 17 and Boy 22 how is legally blind. The little boy said he loved sports and the colors blue and orange. The girl said she loved hot pink, tied dyed and peace signs. For the blind boy I used several different fabrics, fleece, flannel, jeans, corduroy, a heavy home fabric with strips and a tan dress fabric. The backing was done with a fluffy minkie like fabric, was trying to get as much different feeling fabric for him. I added a jean pocket too. I walked into Joann's and could not believe I found tied dyed peace sign fabric. I used piece of cake pattern for this one.

    Sorry the pictures are sideways

    22 yr old Quilt
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    Back of Quilt I used Satin to Bind his Quilt so it would have a different feel
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    9 yr old boys quilt Football field fabric used
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    17 yr old girls quilt Tied Dyed and Tied Dyed Peace Signs
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    Back of Quilt Fleece Sports Print
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    Back of Quilt Hot Pink Fleece and pieced top and bottom with Tied Dyed Peace signs
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    Very nice!! What a wonderful gift for these children!!!

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    What a big ♥ you have to do these to help these tender ♥s when family are deployed. And good for you for doing such a great personal match to each of the children.

    Did you do one for the Mom/Dad who has remained on the homefront?

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    WOW, you did an awesome job, and sooo very well thought out! You are definitely a kind and generous hearted person, wish there were more like you in this world!

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    Great quilts! Wonderful work!

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    Thanks for the idea for the parent that is home tending to the kids. I am making a precut kit right now so I just might see if I can get it finished in time. I'm unemployed and my husband is 100% disabled so I have to now use from my small stash to make more for the kids. But I'm sure they will still love them. most of the ones i'm doing now will be for babies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJDesigns
    Thanks for the idea for the parent that is home tending to the kids. I am making a precut kit right now so I just might see if I can get it finished in time. I'm unemployed and my husband is 100% disabled so I have to now use from my small stash to make more for the kids. But I'm sure they will still love them. most of the ones i'm doing now will be for babies.
    How considerate of you, amidst your own adversities to give to generously to others!

    I only mentioned it as the remaining parent will have their own ♥ breaks as a Single Parent. I'm sure too often they are forgotten in the mix.

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    you are so sweet, I know that you will be blessed in return.

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    Nice!

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    I love all the quilts you made, especially the one for the older boy with lots of taxtile farics. Good thinking!

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    what a great thing to do! and to be so thoughtful of their likes, and especially thinking about texture instead of color for the 22 year old-

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    3 wonderful quilts that will be appreciated I am sure. And your thoughtfullness on creating the quilt for the blind young man was ingenious!!! Kudos to you!!

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    This is a wonderful thing you did for that family. Very nice quilts, and I know they will be loved for a very long time! You have a very sweet heart!!

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    They are all beautiful

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    You should be proud of yourself.

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    What beautiful quilts!! You have a heart of gold.

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    Nice quilts and for a good cause.

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    Wonderful. Love them all.

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