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Thread: Soldier Quilts

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    Each year our guild send quilts to either deployed or wounded soldiers. Here are two that will go overseas. They are both scrappy and a lot of fun to to do. Has anyone made the second one? Please don't look close the points don't all meet. Can't understand cuz I took such care to get the fabrics lined up, one time they are perfect and the next way off. Maybe you can tell me what I did wrong - because I would like to make another one someday. Thanks.

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    Peg, these are wonderful!
    Maureen

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    From where I set in Louisiana they look wonderful to me:)

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    I really like them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gladys
    I really like them.

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    Look good to me. I am not quite sure what the problem was but I have trouble too with squares being not really SQUARE!
    Part of my problem is that my seams are not always EXACTLY 1/4 inch! But another explanation might be the fact that fabric cut the width of the fabric stretches more than fabric cut along the edge (selvege). I really think this contributes to blocks varying in accurate measurements. It simply CANNOT be only my fault!!! Happy Quilting.

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    Love them!!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Great job!! Very pretty!!!

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    terrific Quilts.

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    They are both beautiful and will be appreciated so much. I failed to see anything wrong with the second quilt and I'm sure the recepient will feel the same way.

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    Well Grandma Peg they look perfect to me. Who needs points anyway!

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    Very nice quilts. I can't see the problem.

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    I think they are both gorgeous. Rather than worrying about seams matching, next time make your strips different widths so they intentionally are not supposed to match.

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    Looks good to me, they won't care about points, will just love to get them. Maybe they seams aren't a consistent size. Just a thought.

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    I love them - especially the second one. I'm not sure though that I understand what was supposed to be wrong with it?? Looks great to me, and I am sure it will look great to the lucky recipient too.

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    Wonderful!!!

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    Totally cool!!

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    These are so beautiful. I did not see where the points are not lined up. Good job.

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    Their great and I'm sure they will be appreciated!

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    They are both beautiful.

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    I love these quilts. They are beautiful. I recently made a quilt with a similar pattern block. I pinned the two halves of the block together at the center, matching the seams, before I sewed them together. If the outer edge of the block was off, I could fudge that, but at least the centers were matched. Hope this helps.

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    Great job I can tell you from a Military wife they will be greatly appreciated.

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    Beautiful

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    VERY NICE THANKS FOR SHARING MAUREEN

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    Love them both!

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