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    EOD Quilt

    I made this quilt during our son's last deployment. He is an EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) tech and a big supporter of the Annual EOD Memorial Fundraiser. While making this, I assumed that it would be donated to that good cause as a raffle item. But my wonderful group of quilting friends suggested I give it to him as a gift, then leave it up to him. He surprised me by deciding to keep it for himself and has it hanging in his office on base.
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    Beautiful quilt~Good looking couple~a special thanks to him for what he does!

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    I'm sure he loves it.
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    OMGoodness! It's beautiful. Glad so many people will be able to see and enjoy it!!

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    he's as proud of you as you are of him. Very nice.
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    Very nice job. Beautiful!!!

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    That's really beautiful! How did you make the squares? Is it appliqué, embroidery or a panel? I agree with your friends. That one is too special to raffle off. Make another quilt for next years raffle. This one is where it belongs!
    My friends son is EOD out now on his 3rd deployment. That's one crazy job they have! Praying for his safety and your peace of mind.

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    very nicely done!!!
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    Very, very nice quilt! He sure is proud of it, as he should be. I'm glad he kept it for himself and is displaying it for everyone to see. They'll know how wonderful a mother he has. Yes, make one for next year to raffle. If it's this nice, he might be tempted to keep it, also. Ha ha.
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    The 8 outer squares were fussy cut from a panel. The center block with the EOD crab and letters, I created to match the other squares and represent what he does.

    Quote Originally Posted by hudgoddess View Post
    That's really beautiful! How did you make the squares? Is it appliqué, embroidery or a panel? I agree with your friends. That one is too special to raffle off. Make another quilt for next years raffle. This one is where it belongs!
    My friends son is EOD out now on his 3rd deployment. That's one crazy job they have! Praying for his safety and your peace of mind.
    Blessings!
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    Extremely beautiful! I love it. I can see why he didn't want to give it up.
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    I like those colors and your design. It has a sort of old-world look about it. glad he appreciated it enough to keep it and hang it!

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    Wow, that's a beautiful quilt.

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    Beautiful quilt!

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    Absolutely incredible pattern or arrangement with small panels (they are flawless so I am assuming panels). Love the quilt.

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    Awe! Too sweet! Beautiful quilt!
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    Beautiful quilt, he is proud of it and you too. Wonderful work and I can see why he kept it.
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    Stunning! What a special gift
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    That is one beautiful quilt. No wonder your son wants to keep it!

    Please thank him for his service. We are all proud of our armed service members!

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    That is quite the work of art! You should be very proud of it! Like all the fabrics you chose!

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    OMG!!!!!! What beautiful quilt. No wonder he kept it to hang in his office so it can be view by everyone.

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    Absolutely lovely & I am sure by his smile, it is well appreciated too!!
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    Wow! Beautiful quilt and I'm glad your son decided to keep it for himself. He is as proud of you as you are of him. Best wishes to both of you.

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    That is a wonderful quilt for a great person. thanks for sharing it.

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    Just wonderful, terrific job and thank you for sharing, old Navy gal here married to an old Navy guy retired 1985
    Have a Blessed day
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