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    Navy quilt for my son update

    Here is the layout of my sons' navy quilt. I had an medical emergency last weekend, then got news that following Monday that my uncle was found dead at his home in Illinois. He was killed. Kinda through me for a loop and could not do any quilting all week. So here we go. It glue based and ready for quilting. It has the Ronald Reagan (aircraft carrier), John Paul Jones (guided missile destroyer) and USS Cleveland (amphibious transport dock) all which he served on. I also put some of the places he has toured during his sea duty. The quilt almost cover the top of my King Cal bed. Did not intend to make it this big. What do you think?
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    I'm sure he will love it, it's Beautiful
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    THAT TELLS WHAT KIND OF LIFE YOU HAVE LIVED!

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    awesome. so sorry for you loss also

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    Oh, he will love it when it's done. so sorry to hear about your Uncle. Keep going, the quilting will do you good.

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    Your quilt is amazing! I love it. Im sure your Son will as well Sorry to hear of your medical issue. I hope you are doing better. And so very sorry to hear of your Uncle's death. That is terrible. God bless you and your family. {{{HUGS}}}} Sue
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    The quilt is gorgeous and your Son will love it and the memories it will bring back. You did a wonderful job on it.
    Sorry about your Uncle, I hope they find him/her/them real soon and through the book at em.
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    Your son's quilt is turning out Beautiful!!! So Sorry about your Uncle.
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    I am so sorry for your loss! Lovely quilt!
    Grandma of 5 beautiful grand kids, 4 crazy cats & 1 dog!

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    I can see the love in the stitching

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    This will be a great quilt - I really like what you are doing with it. I'm so sorry about your uncle. God bless you.

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    I have two nephews in the Australian Navy and I would be proud to have made them something like this.
    Lovely. Hooked me totally when I read "Brisbane, Australia" especially as we just moved to Queensland 12 mths ago (Brisbane is the capitol of Queensland for those who don't know)
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    So sorry for your tragic loss!
    Your son's quilt is beautiful and sure to be well loved!
    Helen T.

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    Just beautiful, great job and thank you for sharing, old Navy gal here, married to an old Navy guy.
    Have a Blessed day
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    I'm so sorry for your loss. My respects for your son serving our country. Awesome quilt!

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    Navy wife (retired 4/1) here. I've seen those career quilts before, and yours is really nice.

    May I ask where you got the Navy Fabric, with the ships and patches on it?
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    Fantastic quilt na d job on the quilt
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    I love this quilt more and more with every update. Your son is a lucky man!

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    I am so sorry for all you have been through! The quilt is wonderful and sure to be a family heirloom. I am sure all the thought you put into it to customize it for him will really touch him!

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    Very very nice quilt. He will treasure it. And I don't think it'll be too big. Many people have king beds now. I'm so sorry to hear about your uncle.
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    What an awesome tribute to his service! Well done! So sorry about your uncle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kensington View Post
    Navy wife (retired 4/1) here. I've seen those career quilts before, and yours is really nice.

    May I ask where you got the Navy Fabric, with the ships and patches on it?
    It was given to me by my supervisor a couple of years ago. Just happen to be in Hobby Lobby last week and found more there. It is called "United We Stand" by Robert Kaufman. Screen Print D#8696.

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    That is an amazing quilt!

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    Very impressive!
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    Your DS's quilt is awesome... I know he'll love & treasure it for years to come!

    I'm so sorry for the troubles that have visited you as of late. Please know that we are all here for you. Keep sewing... it will keep you sane. And here's a big ol hug for you {{{ H U G }}}.
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    Sorry for your loss. The quilt is very nice.

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