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Thread: Firefighter Quilt

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    Super Member LovingIzabella's Avatar
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    Hello All
    I have finally finished the top I designed for a friend of mine who is a volunteer firefighter. He has been for over 20 years so I hope he will like this when done. The middle says "I fight what you fear"
    The pictures are not the best as the top is 72x90 or so (he is 6'4" tall lol) The blank space in the sides and top will be quilted in a firefighter motif.
    Do you think he will like it?
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    April
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    I Know he will llike it. My SIL is a firefighter. Love the flames along the side. What will you have quilted on it. Fire hoses?

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    Yes, I think he will love it! Great job!

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    Thank you very much. The center will have firehoses, fire hydrants and a flame mix. The sides will have the silhouette of a firefighter down them.
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    Very cool looking, how could he not like it!

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    Of course he'll like it. It's gorgeous-you did a great job.

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    I think he will like it very much. It looks great and the quilting sounds awesome !!!

    Merry Christmas !!!

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    Oh April, that is great! How could he not love it!!! So fitting for a firefighter! Are you doing the quilting yourself or sending it out?

    By the way, thinking good thoughts about your DD - hope she's feeling better! I know her MRI is in two days...so I'll keep sending out good wishes to you and her.

    Love,
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    I can't imagine why not!!

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    Very cool!

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    That is a sizzling good tribute to your firefighter!

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    Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esqmommy
    Oh April, that is great! How could he not love it!!! So fitting for a firefighter! Are you doing the quilting yourself or sending it out?

    By the way, thinking good thoughts about your DD - hope she's feeling better! I know her MRI is in two days...so I'll keep sending out good wishes to you and her.

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    Esq
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    I am sending the quilt off to Roseanne (thequilteddove) she is a member here and has done several quilts for me. I wish I had the talent to do the actual quilting myself-someday perhaps :-)

    And thank you-her MRI is tomorrow and I hope they can figure out what is going on. I appreciate the good wishes you are sending our way-they truly mean a lot to us!
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    April

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    great quilt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    It is lovely for a firefighter! 4 people died in a fire near here last night, so I am especially aware of how important fire fighters are.
    Loretta,
    He has been a great friend and I think what he does is extremely unselfish. I had actually tried to become a volunteer firefighter after my mother and I were in a bad head on car collision. An off duty firefighter stopped and saved my mother's life so I had wanted to do for someone else what was done for me. Unforetunatly with the damage that was done to my knee when I went for ladder ops training it locked up and popped out of place on the ladder and I had to have one of the other trainees climb up the back of the ladder and literally unlock my leg so I could get down. I made the determination then and there I could not risk that happening in the event on was one the ladder with a child or something who depended on me so I resigned out of the department :-(
    Hope you have a great holiday and so very sorry to hear of such a loss :-(
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    April

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    Thank you all for your wonderful compliments and thoughts. I will post updated pictures once it is quilted.
    Thank you all again!
    Merry Christmas to all!
    Hugs
    April

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    He will love this quilt. Firefighters are a special group of people. You have done very well. :D

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    He will love it :thumbup:

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    Yes. I think he will be thrilled. :thumbup:

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    The quilt really looks like it's on fire. I'm sure he'll love it.

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    I think it's gorgeous and that he will just LOVE it!!! How very thoughtful of you. Especially making it so long to cover his very long legs!!! :D

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    You may have started something. All of his buddies will want one for themselves. Great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    April, I didn't think female fire fighters had to do ladders- something to do with the diffference in body structure from men. I don't think our female firefighters here have to go up ladders.
    Fire fighters have to do what firefighters do. Most especially in the volunteer departments! Even if you never have to climb a ladder after training, you must be trained to do it all.
    I spent a year as a volunteer firefighter/EMT ... got all the training and when it came to graduation night at the EMT event ... I found out I was absolutely no good in an emergency!
    I am empathetic and FEEL everything I see, which is why I can't watch wanton, graphic blood and gore ... in an emergency I spend so much time trying to control my "feelings" I almost do more damage than the original accident ... I had to leave it all behind. I was no help! But, there are a lot of ways we can support firefighters, and I am glad for this quilt to be a good example!

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    I know your friend is just gonna love this quilt!! :D

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    Thank you all! I am hoping he will see this quilt as not only a tribute to our friendship but a tribute to the brethren of firefighters as well.
    And if the buddies want one-ill make them one too :-) Just a small thing I can do to say thank you!
    Hugs
    April

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