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Thread: Rescued Deer Quilt

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    Super Member tealfalcon's Avatar
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    So we have this place here that is kinda like a thrift store on the base...but its all free. i take stuff there all the time and do get some things some times....well i had 2 huge bags of outgrown things from the kids to donate so i took them in and just decided to look around a little and here on the shelf was this beautiful quilt.....i knew at first sight it was handmade...its beautiful. and while the deer/outdoor theme is not really my taste i just couldnt let this sit here. i pulled it down and the guy who runs the place says do you know what that is...he didnt let me answer and said its a blanket for picnics...lol. well its beautiful pieced and longarmed with a beautiful leaf panto it looks like. the colors are bright and crisp and the fabrics are all very nice...they still feel like they have the sizing in them....it looks to be brand new and never used. so i brought it home and i plan to send it off with the others i am donating to the troops deployed with my husband. thanks for looking enjoy

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    What a beautiful quilt! Glad you rescued it from "picnic" status...

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    AWESOME save... it will be appreciated..
    Thank you for serving with your husband. Even if you're not deployed you are serving.

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    How wonderful is that, its beautiful. My familys thanks to you and yours.

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    Great find. I am sure one of the guys will love it.
    One wonders why the previous owner let it go, but good they donated it instead of abusing it.

    May God be with you and your family during this time of your husband's deployment. Our guys and gals and their families certainly give more than we can imagine.

    My DGS is in the Army and I haven't seen him in ages.

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    What a beautiful quilt and how lucky that you found it. Some lucky service person will love to receive it thanks to you. Thank you for sharing.

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    What a beautiful quilt! Whoever receives it will treasure it.

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    What a beautiful "picnic" blanket! ;-)

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    Is there any label on the back?? It is a great find (rescue)

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    What a wonderful find! And what a wonderful donation! Perfect!

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    What a wonderful find! And I love what you are going to do with it. Thank you!!!

    Kat

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    Super Member tealfalcon's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanuatu Jill
    Is there any label on the back?? It is a great find (rescue)
    no label :( sad

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    It is beautiful. Thanks for rescuing it. Things should be loved.

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    wow, i love this...I wanted to make a hunting quilt for my husband...I just might make a similar one :-) Thanks for sharing it.

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    Beautiful quilt, I LOVE those colors, glad it's going to go where it will be loved!

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    Wow....that is great that you found it and are going to pass it along. It does look so new!!! That is awesome!!!

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    Didn't the maker even put a label on it? ......hmmmmm...you may have been able to gain a new quilting buddy right there in your neighborhood....

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    Super Member tealfalcon's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by CorneliaVa
    Didn't the maker even put a label on it? ......hmmmmm...you may have been able to gain a new quilting buddy right there in your neighborhood....
    not label and this base has the air war college so most people come for only a year....so you never know where it came from...luckily for us this has been our home for 6 years.

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    WOW- someone will love it.

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    It's beautiful

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    Amazing that you found it on a base and are in turn sending it to a soldier! Thank you for rescuing it and putting it to such a wonderful use! :thumbup:

    p.s. The black shows up fine - you can see the leaves in the quilting very well!

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    It looks great! SO glad you found it!

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    I am glad you saved it Tisha. I can't help but wonder what the story is with this quilt. It is sad that someone went to a lot of trouble and expense to make this special quilt for someone. It obviously had a lot of thought put into it with the deer panel and all the fall forest fabrics and other prints associated with an avid hunter, then finally a leaf quilting design was selected. They invested in the fabric and other materials and paid a LAer to do a very nice job, or possibly even had their own LA. It was probably given with so much love and the maker probably thought of the recipient the whole time , from the thrill of finding that panel that was just perfect to picking out the other fabrics that looked like a forest in fall, then during the piecing process. Maybe the recipient liked to go hunting in the fall and the maker thought this would be so loved and appreciated. Then it ends up in a thrift store on a base! So sad and I hope the maker never finds out as it would probably break their heart. :(

    I am glad you found it and it wil make its way to soldier who will love it the way the original giver intended.

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    Fate must have put it in your hands. That quilt must have known that you would pass it on to it's intended owner (whom ever that turns out to be). Quilts are smart like that. :)

    The maker did a very nice job on it.

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    Whay a great picnic blanket. Hehehehehe

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