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Thread: Military Uniform Quilt

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    Senior Member tngal22's Avatar
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    Military Uniform Quilt

    FINALLY done! I had the squares ready for months but had to wait on the emboridery one. It took me 7 hours today to quilt, square and bind...that include lunch and running to pick out the binding. Hubby picked it out, it is red with gold stars. I didn't measure it before I put it in the wash, but at the last measurement, it was 85" x 100"! And it is HEAVY! It feels like at least 15lbs...at least my body feels like it after all the quilting on it today. But hubby is happy so I am happy. But NEVER AGAIN....lol.

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    Lovely, and the quilt is nice too.

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    great quilt...my husband retires in a week and i plan to make one with most of his old uniforms

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    Good luck! lol I am glad I did it for him, as he is the one that asked for it after I started sewing in November. It has taken me this long to get it all together but it is done!
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    It is awesome, great job!!!!!

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    What a wonderful thing to do, very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peggy Jeanne View Post
    What a wonderful thing to do, very nice!
    That is a really wonderful thing you did for your DH! I'm sure he loves it & appreciates all your hard work. Kudos!
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    Thanks. I think he is proud of it and I am too. BTW, I dubbed it Mammoth. Lol.
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    What a great use for his uniforms! I can't imagine how wonderful he must feel to be the proud owner of this keepsake. Thank him for his service and thank you for sharing.
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    Thank you both for your service to our wonderful country. (Navy vet 1981 - 1999)
    I like the use of pockets and patches..
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    Great quilt! He will love it forever!

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    Just terrific, great job, thank you for sharing old Navy gal here married to an old Navy guy. Thanks for you service
    Have a Blessed day
    Ellen

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    That is a wonderful idea for a quilt. Very nice. I'd have to make my dh an Air Force one!
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    Thanks everyone! We are still using it on our bed.
    Sabrina
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    Nice quilt! I am working on a military uniform quilt right now. It is for a little girl whose Daddy is serving in the National Guard and is currently deployed overseas. The one I am making has 24 stars. I am making 5 of the stars with his military uniform...and all the rest is bright colors with lots of pinks and purples because her Mom told me she loves those colors best. I think it's going to turn out pretty! I think I am going to have enough to make a baby quilt with 12 stars with 3 of the stars in military uniform for the little girl's unborn sister! And then I am hoping to use the pockets to make a tote bag of sorts for the Mom! Thanks for sharing your military uniform quilt!

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