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Thread: DS's 11th Armored Cavalry Division Quilt - 2 Brother's quilts to follow

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    DS's 11th Armored Cavalry Division Quilt - 2 Brother's quilts to follow

    DS helped design this quilt. His idea to mirror the border color with the crest color. Red over white means 'Death before Dishonor'. The motto of the 11th Armored Cavalry div. It's all camo on the back. He calls the back side his 'Cloak of Invisibility'. Love it! I quilted the outline of the crest into all of the red diamonds and just SITD on the rest. The channel stitching in the borders took forever, but I really like it, and it fanned out perfectly in the corners! And check out the bottom right corner. I took a velcro name tape off an old hat and put it on the quilt-very official!

    I took the crest off the Army website, turned it into a transparency at Kinko's, blew it up on my overhead projector and made it into a huge appliqué. Sounds hard, but it really was easy-just fusible appliqué and satin stitch around the whole thing.

    Now I have to find the new Army Multi-cam for 2 more quilts. Both younger brothers are in the Army now. We have one in the 101st Airborne-that Screaming Eagle crest is BAD! And another in the 10th Mountain Div. They'll have the same basic design, different crests and colors.

    Everyone gets their own unique quilt, but you'll be able to tell the quilts are brothers!
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    Oh my!! God bless you ALL!! Thank you!!
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    Beautiful work!!!!!

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    nicely done
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    Wonderful story and incredible quilt! Your love shines through and through! God Bless you all and thank them for their service!!
    Helen T.

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    So perfect. I love using symbolism as well as visual imagery. Really nice. Ah, the good old 101st. My brother-in-law was in it in Vietnam, and son-in-law in GA and TN kind of between wars.

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    Beautiful work. Please tell your sons Thank you for serving.

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    Tweety-want love? this kid washed the quilt in warm water and bleach detergent, then tried hot water and dye remover to fix it. By the time I saw it, it was totally gone. I over-dyed the whole thing with khaki so it just looks drug through the mud. Then I made him a whole new quilt before he got deployed! (and gave him washing directions and a box of color catchers!) Now THAT'S love!!

    LynnVT, did you hear that they're talking about disbanding the 101st? So ridiculous! One of the most legendary units in the Army. No respect.

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    Great quilt and story.

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    Thank you and your family for your service! What a great quilt - nice colors and I see some great quilting. Great job!
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    Hooyah! That is a unreal quilt! Mom's of soldiers are terrific and very special...just ask one (me too) and we'll tell you
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    Awesome job!
    Wayne & Gabriele, the married quilters.

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    Great work, quilt, story!!!
    Retired teacher, loving it.
    Love quilting also.

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    Great job!!!

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    I really really like it. I's waiting to see the next one, too.

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    Ohhh, you're a great mom! Love it.
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    Wonderful quilt! Please thank your boys for their service!

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    Hud....those are totally awesome

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    You do such a wonderful job on your quilting and those quilts are outstanding. They will always look with pride on those quilts. HUGS to you and yours

    VIckey S.

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    Wonderful quilt. The official name tag is really neat, too. Thanks for sharing.
    God Bless,
    Rachel

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    I absolutely love this quilt!

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    Such a personal quilt. Can't get any better than that.

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    Been missing you and went on a search! Don't know how I could have missed this posting, but just wanted to add my thoughts, it's a beautiful caring quilt and look forward to seeing your other 2 as they progress.

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    beautibful quilt! Three sons in the Army! Please thank them for their service,keeping the USA free and safe. I will enjoy seeing the other quilts too. I am collecting Navy fabrics, my daughter is serving, and I want to make her a quilt too.
    Celia

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