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Thread: Memorial T-Shirt Quilt

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    Super Member jlm5419's Avatar
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    A friend of my DDIL lost her DH to cancer last year. He was young, probably in his 30s to early 40s, and he was in the military. She brought a bunch of his shirts to me while I was visiting in Oklahoma recently, and asked if I would make 2 quilts, one for each of the children, so they could have something to remind them of their father. They are going to be twin sized quilts.

    I drew the design of the quilts in progeCAD, a free computer aided drafting program similar to AutoCAD. I find it easier to design this way, to let the computer do the math for me. :D

    This is the first top. I am debating about placing a few red star appliqués scattered around. What do you think?

    First of two memorial quilts
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    Super Member Grama Lehr's Avatar
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    I think some bright red applique stars would tie the reds together! You did a mighty fine job on the quilt, she will love it!!

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    Either way. What a wonderful gift from a mother!!!!

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    Great quilts for a sad reason but the kids will love them forever!

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    I love the quilt and like the idea of the red stars.

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    Beautiful job. They will be much loved.

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    Great job! With or without the red stars-these quilts will be loved.

    Kat

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    I think the red stars in the right place would look good.

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    I like the star idea!

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    I just noticed the m&m's on the border-love it!

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    I like the stars idea. Thank you for caring enough to make these quilts for the family. They will be treasured.

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    How sad for their loss, but a great gain you have given them!

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    Great quilt! The kids will treasure them forever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoriEl
    I just noticed the m&m's on the border-love it!
    He was very fond of M&Ms, and collected all sorts of M&M memorabilia.

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