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Thread: Patriotic Quilt

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    Super Member Yvonne's Avatar
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    I made this quilt in rocognition of my son-in-law's upcoming promotion to Colonel in the army. The pattern is by Jackie Robinson. Her patterns can be found at http://www.animas.com/
    The pattern is basically a bunch of prairie points sewn on two inch strips and then pieced together. The stars were a tad more difficult but very satisfying when I finally figured out what to do!!!


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    WOW! Vonnie, that is impressive! :shock: What a great gift and wallhanging. I am sure it will be cherished. Congrats to your SIL.

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    Congratulations to your son-in-law! Both on his promotion and for marrying into the right family!

    I hope he treasures the quilt as much as you obviously do him!

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    Your quilt is gorgeous and amazing. I have never seen a pattern like this one. What are the dimensions of the quilt? How lond did it take you to complete?

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    I love that texture! You have really set me off thinking about the possibilities for that technique. It is beautiful.

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    Danna, the quilt is about 27"X42". It didn't take long to make. I started this about 2-3 weeks ago but I don't spend very many hours in a day sewing.
    I will say the directions were, at times, confusing and the illustrations were small. (Someone suggested enlarging the directions. Why didn't I think of that? Ha!) The little white stars are all folded fabrics so there is a lot of three-dimensional stuff going on here.

    Moonpi, be sure to check out the above web site. She has a lot of ideas for using those prarie points. What an eye opener. More fun than we knew!

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    Con grat to the SIL I love the way it looks almost waving in the breeze
    Very very nice

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    really nice...........you do great work

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    Thank you one and all for the kind words.
    I'll be sure to pass the warm words and thoughts along to my SIL.

    I'm still working on the label for the quilt. After Leslee's experience I'm making sure to sign my quilts now even more than before. I hope you all are also.

    Happy quilting and labeling!

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    Quick update
    Son-in-law has received his quilt and was blown away that it was made especially for him! He is very appreciative!

    Label I made for the back read
    "Hearts beat true for the red, white and blue"
    That also pleased SIL. He does have a sentimental side to him that we don't see too often.

    Ceremony for promotion is just a few days away. I beat the deadline! Whoopee!!!


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    Job very well done I'm glad he loved it and think the inscription is perfect

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    Job well done . I love it !!

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    I'm going to yhr website and look at what she has. That is the prettiest patriotic quilt! I'm looking for a pattern to make my son a quilt before his return next winter....

    I'm sure your sil loved it! To to beautiful!!

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    Make sure hubby doesn't prune that tree...great display hooks!!! The quilt is beautiful. We are all proud of our soilders. i wish they didn't have to hear all those negative speeches from those so called Americians. When I hear someone putting down our Country's efforts to stop murder, rape, torture, genocide.....I remind them that my son has put his life on the line so they can continue to rant their hateful words. Tell your sil he's our Hero!

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    HI, Yvonne! THat is really lovely! Awesome work! I haven't seen anything quite like that before. Congrats to your son-in-law (for Colonel and receiving your lovely work!!!!) :D

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    What a beauty. I love the use of the praire points. And your label was so neat. Congrats to SIL. He's lucky to have such a caring MIL.

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    Congratulations to and your SIL ! What a beautiful quilt and a great tribute to your SIL's promotion. Bobbi

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    I'm sorry but when I click on the link it takes me to a diabetas site selling a testing machine; I looked all over it and didnt' find the quilt.

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    Wonderful flag! Nice job! Kudos to your SIL also!

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    very cool!!!! :)

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    Very beautiful!
    Great job!
    So happy to hear he loved it!

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    To say your quilt is beautiful is to put it mildly. WOW! I think you out did yourself. Be sure to thank your SIL for his service to our country.

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    Wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by romanojg
    I'm sorry but when I click on the link it takes me to a diabetas site selling a testing machine; I looked all over it and didnt' find the quilt.
    ME TOO! Would love to find the correct site.

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    Really love it.

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