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Thread: My Grandson's Boy Scout quilt top

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    My Grandson's Boy Scout quilt top

    I made this Boy Scout quilt top for my 12yr old Grandson. I used Norman Rockwell panels and coordinating fabrics from the same line. First time using cut-apart panels. Not something I will do again. The panels aren't all exactly the same size and were very difficult to get close enough to fit together without losing parts of the image, especially the captions under each panel. At any rate, the top is done and I will be FMQ'ing the panels with a fleur-de-lis (Boy Scout insignia) design and I haven't figured out the sashing and border designs yet. His only specification was that it must be soft and cuddly. Fingers crossed on that one I have enough of the border and sashing fabric to make a matching pillowcase.
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    Sorry, I don't know how to re-size them, hope you can see them.
    Last edited by Val in IN; 06-27-2012 at 04:48 PM.
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    Wow that is wonderful!!

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    Thanks, I wish I could get the pictures bigger...
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    great quilt I resized to get a better view by zooming in on the quilt

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    Use "Control" key held down and press the "+" key until you get it where you want it. Then use the Control key again and the "-" key to get it back to the original...
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    Thanks momto5, you taught me something I didn't know how to do
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    fantastic job
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    Very nice idea

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    Thank you all. I don't usually post pics, but even though this quilt isn't fancy, it's very special to me. I made his first quilt when he was 4 and he loved it to death. He's been without one for over a year and he can't wait to get his new "big guy" quilt.
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    Looks fantastic....perfect "big guy" quilt. I used some of the Norman Rockwell series panels for the back of a rail fence I did for my eldest son....still have some left, so I leave this thread inspired

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    There is fabric that is perfect for every person. This is just so wonderful and personal/ I love that in a quilt
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    Great job!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Val in IN View Post
    Thank you all. I don't usually post pics, but even though this quilt isn't fancy, it's very special to me. I made his first quilt when he was 4 and he loved it to death. He's been without one for over a year and he can't wait to get his new "big guy" quilt.
    Well, I'd say that this awesome quilt fills the "big guy quilt" spot perfectly! This is so neat! I remember seeing those panels & thinking they were really special. You really put them to good use! Congrats!
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    Great quilt!! I love the blue fabric. Where did you get your fabric? The only Boy Scout fabric around here is the green and brown and my little guy wants the blue.
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    Neat quilt!

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    I got the fabric at Hancocks in Paducah. It is the Norman Rockwell line and they had several coordinating fabrics. Thanks for all the kudos!
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    WOW! What an awesome quilt!
    He will love it forever!

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    I'm sure that will be hugely appreciated.

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    like the print. my daughter suggested using old scout shirts, pants and even putting their patches on the blocks. i prefer the patches mounted in a picture frame, under glass....so they will have them forever!
    enjoyed reading this site..love to sew. quilted for 47 yrs and still love it & learning new ideas

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