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Thread: My First Quilt- Postage Stamp Quilt

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    Smile My First Quilt- Postage Stamp Quilt

    Hi everyone,

    This is my first post. I made this quilt for my daughter before I deployed in 2010. I knew that I was going to deploy to Iraq and I wanted her to have something to wrap around her while I was gone the 6 months. We were moving cross country at the time, and my husband drove. I hand pieced all the squares together on the road trip and anytime we were in the car. It took me 8 months to peice it together. I know that there are many flaws in the quilt, but I was very happy with the results and so was she. I literally finished the quilt on the way to the airport for my deployment. I had to google the binding process the morning I left for the deployment. I plan to make another one but larger this time, because I just love the look of scrap quilts. Since then I've made a few rag quilts for gifts, but I love the postage stamp quilt, and I love this board. On my deployment when I had time to get on the internet once a week I would look at all the beautiful quilts and dream of when I could get back to quilt. Thanks for looking.
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    Beautiful quilt, love the story behind it, and God bless you for your service to our great country.
    MzzzQuilts aka Ellen

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    I love your story as much as the quilt. Thanks for sharing and your service!

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    The quilt is beautiful. It must be a treasure for your DD. Thank you for your service, may God bless you and your family.

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    Love your quilt and I bet your daughter cuddles up in it regularly as she'll feel real close to you. You did a lovely job on it, the colours are beautiful. God bless you and your family.

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    Very nice quilt! You put a lot of love into it!

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    very nice quilt and story

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    That is amazing! Love the story and am so happy you are safely back home again with your family! Thanks for your service and I am in awe of this as a 1st quilt...it is on my list of quilts I want to do but I haven't decided to attempt it yet and I have been sewing for at least 50 years and quilting for about 12 of those!!! You ROCK!!!! PS...I love scrappy quilts, too, and '30's...keep up the good work.
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    THANK YOU for your service, especially knowing you were a mom who left a daughter behind!!! We are so glad you are safe and sound. Your quilt is so sweet and so is the story of your commitment to it. Hope to see many more from you here!

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    Love your quilt and I am sure your daughter will too! Safe travels to you, can't wait to see what you do with your next quilt on you return.

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    Welcome back, and thanks. Your PSQ is very pretty. I'm saving squares to make one. There are swaps every once in a while, where members trade squares. Mariposa had a swap that just closed for 1.5" squares. SheriR is doing a swap for squares a little bigger. I think 2.5". You might want to check into them if you want more of a variety.
    Have fun

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    Beautiful quilt and beautiful story! Wow! You hand sewed all those pieces! I hope your daughter wrapped herself in this work of love all the time. Thank you for your service to our country. You sacrifice so much to help keep us safe here at home. Welcome back!!!

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    Thank you and God Bless you for your service to our country. I'm sure your daughter loved it and felt your love every time she wrapped up in.

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    Such a lovely treasure! Bless you for your service to our country!
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    Wow great quilt and story! Thank you for sharing!

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    You have done what I could never do... and that applies to handquilting a postage stamp quilt AND going into a war zone. Bless you, thank you.

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    Thank you for your service. As the daughter of a career army dad I know that this meant the world to your daughter. What a lot of handwork. Well done
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    Beautiful!!! I'd love to see a close up picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    I love your story as much as the quilt. Thanks for sharing and your service!
    My thoughts also. Bless you. Your daughter will think of you when she snuggles in the quilt.
    Cleodaisy

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    It truly is a blanket of love. Glad you are home and safe. Wonderful quilt.

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    (tears running down my face) First I'm glad you made it back! Second how cool that you were able to come up with a way to be in two places at once. (here and Iraq). I get goose bumps thinking of all the love you poured into your daughters quilt
    trying to make sure she knew how much you loved her and were only a cuddle away. Your daughter is very lucky to have you for a mom! Her quilt is beautiful and how it came to be is also. Thanks so much for sharing and for caring for us all. I applaud you, it had to of been the hardest longest 6 months of your life, waiting to get back home. I can't even imagine again Thank you!
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    God Bless you girl!!! You are so brave to serve our country, and to do this quilt. wow.
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    Beautiful, and an ambitious undertaking. Thank you for the story and your service. So glad you are back with us and with your family.

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    Very beautiful quilt. Loved your story and thank you very much for serving our country.

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    Your quilt is beautiful. Thank you for keeping us safe.

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