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Thread: Quilt for son for his deployment

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    Quilt for son for his deployment

    Our son Andy will be deployed for the second time to Afghanistan next month. This quilt has been done except for the binding since April when we found out about the possibility he'd be deployed. Had a hard time doing the binding (which is my favorite part of the quilt to do) because kept hoping and praying he wouldn't be deployed. Once he got his final orders, many tears, the quilt is ready for him to take. When he was there last time he said it was pretty cold in the winter. The quilt I made him then went to the Afghan soldier he was training. Asking for prayers for our son, wife Christy, son Gavin (5) and daughter Julia (3) and all the soldiers (their families) serving.
    Usually wash my fabrics before the quilt is made but these are from several charm packs. Was really scared of the red but it didn't bleed at all. There was nothing on the color catchers, so surprised. Good quality fabrics from MSQC.
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    Very nice!! I love red/white and black.
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    very nice.
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    tell your son I said "thank you." My son just joined the Navy, his boot camp date is set for 2/5/15. But he could go sooner ....

    and you did a lovely job on the quilt I'm sure he will appreciate it.
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    ​Great quilt and I will say a prayer for safety for him.

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    Lovely quilt and I'm sure whenever he will be be laying under it, he will feel your love and warmth and feel hugged by his Mum every time!!!
    May our Lord bring him back home safe and bless the whole family!!!
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    Very pretty quilt. Tell him thank you for me.
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    Thank you to your son. My son is just done with the Navy having been a submariner. Now living in Houston. His college quilt was burned up in a fire while out to sea. Am now making a Lone Star for him and his Texan wife which will have a robin and cherries appliqued on it for a piece of Michigan on it.

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    Thoughts and prayers go out to all your family - and for a safe tour and safe return of your son. There are really no words to describe how it feels to send our sons - and daughters - into harms' way like this. It's been years since my son served in Iraq - but your message brought all the feelings right back again. Please thank Andy for his service from me and mine. I'm sure the quilt will be a hug from you every day.
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    What a wonderful quilt! Thank you to your son and the family for his service. Prayers for a safe return home. My son is 16 and constantly speaks of joining the military. I would be so proud but I am also secretly terrified. Thank God for our military and the brave men and women who serve. God bless!

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    Thanks to your son--my step-son is in basic now. Beautiful quilt!
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    What a great quilt to send your son off with. My prayers for his safety and I so much appreciate his service for our country.

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    It was so wonderful of him to pass his first quilt on to another. Looks like caring and generosity bloom in your family. I also want to thank him, his family including you, and all the others that came before him and will come after too who are so willing to do the difficult task put to them. They are all the real heroes in this country of ours.

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    prayers for all and the quilt is gorgeous

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    Your quilt is beautiful. Thoughts and prayer are in order for your entire family. My son is Navy and will be going to Bahrain in Jan. I understand wholeheartedly the tears. May God bless and keep all safe.

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    When I think of Afghanistan, I think that all of the surroundings are brown and tan . This quilt will bring a spot of color to am otherwise dreary place. I know that every time he uses it he will think of you. You did a lovely job on it. Best wishes to him and the family.
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    What a special quilt. Tell him thank you for his service.

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    Very pretty, hope it keeps your son safe and warm.
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    My heart is in my throat-- such a beautiful quilt. I wish your son well, and also think of the soldier he shared your last one with. One Mama to another, peace be with you.

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    Love the quilt ....love the red, black & white! Prayers do go out to all .....my son did 2 tours in Iraq....I was on pins & needles the whole time.....but very proud also!

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    thank you to your son for his service may god bless and watch over him his quilt is very nice!great colors!
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    It's a wonderful quilt. Thank you to your son and your family for his service.

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    I pray for your son's safety - God's hedge around him. I pray also for his wife and children that they will have peace, have the help they will need without "Daddy" in the house, and have the fullness of God's blessings.
    Your quilt is lovely. Your son will feel wrapped in love while he is in Afghanistan

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    What comfort that quilt will bring. It's very nice. Thanks to your son and his family for serving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KLO View Post
    It was so wonderful of him to pass his first quilt on to another. Looks like caring and generosity bloom in your family. I also want to thank him, his family including you, and all the others that came before him and will come after too who are so willing to do the difficult task put to them. They are all the real heroes in this country of ours.
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