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    Memorial Quilt Revamped

    Several months ago, I posted the beginnings of my Memorial Quilt and got a lot of feedback. I redid some things according to some of your suggestions. And, I came up with a couple of my own ideas. Please Note that this quilt isn't finished but is still a WIP! Any suggestions you have that you think might help make it better, please tell me. Because I feel like it lacks something. I am open to suggestions.
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    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very nice. No suggestions, just anxious to see the finished project.

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    Awesome.....what more can you say

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    I am touched by it. The only think I can think of is perhaps a beam of light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsM View Post
    I am touched by it. The only think I can think of is perhaps a beam of light.
    Hummmmm... Now that is an idea. Wonder how I could pull that one off. Thanks for the input!
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    wow, it's beautiful

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    maybe a walkway, like a path, for the soldiers to walk on. Love it so far!

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    Very pretty, I wouldn't have the patience for it, glad you do.
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    I want to get it ready for the Quilt Show in March. I'm going to have to get a move on. And, no, I don't have much patience. that is why it spends more time on the shelf than it does getting worked on.
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    This quilt is amazing!

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    I love it so far!

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    beam of light. use gold or silver paint and just draw lines radiating down or use a star with gold Lame fused and lines drawn down in gold ..lightly ,not tooo heavy
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    I love your quilt and what it represents the sacrifice of our soldiers, in this instance one in particular. I went back through your posts and tried to find your orginal post. I am sorry I didn't find it.

    I think what it needs is depth/dimension. The stone is as large as the pallbearers. You might want to consider having the grave open. Perhaps a dove or flag flying in the background or maybe the outline of some mourners (I am thinking shadow outlines like they did of us in grade school, not figures of real people)so that he is not so alone.
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    Awwwww, that is lovely. Brings tears to my eyes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicki W View Post
    I love your quilt and what it represents the sacrifice of our soldiers, in this instance one in particular. I went back through your posts and tried to find your orginal post. I am sorry I didn't find it.

    I think what it needs is depth/dimension. The stone is as large as the pallbearers. You might want to consider having the grave open. Perhaps a dove or flag flying in the background or maybe the outline of some mourners (I am thinking shadow outlines like they did of us in grade school, not figures of real people)so that he is not so alone.
    I think you are right about the depth preception. And, I like the idea of the mourners. I thought about a church and a hearse. But, I don't think I am smart enough to pull those things off. I think I have a long way to go. Thanks for your input.
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    Awesome...

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulswalia View Post
    maybe a walkway, like a path, for the soldiers to walk on. Love it so far!
    I agree. there is too much open space below the soldiers. will look better with something there, like a path! otherwise looks great
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    made me cry. So beautiful.

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    When showing the white light, I'd put angels at the far end to welcome him home. The shadow of mourners is a good idea, as the focus is the young man who has passed. All good suggestions as far as a pathway for those carrying the casket to the grave, and maybe move the grave stone back and reduce the size, with an open hole in the front. Put some trees, bushes and maybe statuary around different areas of the quilt. Maybe show an honor guard to the side, with bugle and guns, honoring him for his service. I would also do a scroll and do some embroidery with details about the young man. Bless you for honoring him this way!

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    OMGosh, this made me tear up when I first viewed the picture! It is going to be beautiful once you complete it because it is beautiful as it is now. Great job!!
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    It's awesome.

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    if you haven't attached the soldiers bearing the coffin you might go bigger with them to take up more of the foreground-it is a stunning and very emotional quilt Thank you for sharing

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    You've given me some good ideas so far. I know my soldiers should have been bigger. But, geez..... They are already attached. I agree that there is too much space inbetween the soldiers. If I put them on a path, I'll have to take them loose to put it under them. But, that is doable. Thanks!
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    Oh my, that is wonderful. I can't think of any suggestions that would make it better.

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    Are these soldiers or Marines? By the uniforms it almost looks like Marines to me. I did not see your original post, but is it is for a Marine their motto is "Semper Fi" - always faithful. Maybe you could incorporate that?

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