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Thread: VA hospital sheets

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    Ok these are not quilted or sewn by me at all. I bought some sheets from walmart (twin size) and made my design but then couldn't figure out how to do it in applique so I decided to use fabric paints instead.
    What do you think?

    this one is a very light blue
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    this one is darker I still don't like the feet and beak color so I will go get more paint tomorrow and change them to orange
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    nice....I am sure they will be appreciated

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    I think they are very nice and will bring a smile or comfort to some lucky person

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    Very nice job...are you donating them to the VA hospital now? I am sure they will be appreciated..Your design is very nice..Linda B. on the "rainy" Cal-Ore border

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    I remember your previous posts regarding these very special sheets. I think you have chosen a beautiful design, it is very appropriate for the purpose and is a lovely expression of your artistry. You have put such a lot of yourself into these, I salute you!

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    beautiful, thanks for sharing

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    What a beautiful design! Well done! :)

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    It's beautiful. You are so talented.

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    gorgous design!!

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    Thanks everyone, I'm not much at painting but I use to wood burn pictures and then stain them with translucent ceramic paints so I felt safer at working with the paints then trying the applique. Later I may try the applique but I didn't want to take to long getting them to the hospital.

    And yes they will be going to the hospital in a few days. I still have to heat set them and then I want to do a wash test on them, just to be sure.

    Some one had mentioned that they thought painting them would make them stiff but since I used the paint as lightly as I could, it seems to be ok as far as flexibility is concerned.

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    Very nice of you, my only question is, will they wash well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kappy
    Very nice of you, my only question is, will they wash well?
    According to the paint company Yes but like I said I will do a wash test on them before sending them off.

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    Gorgeous!!!

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    Oh my that's so beautiful. The design is perfect for what they will be used for! God blessed you with a special talent esp for this!! What a great artist!! Ty. My husband is a vet so makes it even more special to see it! How many did u make??

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    Great idea-very creative!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Painiacs
    How many did u make??
    so far just these 2 but I will keep in touch with them since I make them quilts as often as I can. That way I can find out if anyone else has sent any in or if they need more. I still have 2 more sheets on hold just in case they are needed, one is sage green and one is turquoise. Since I don't have any twin beds, I will at some time make these up but right now I have so many other projects I think they can wait. It will also give me a chance to see how long they hold up as well.

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    Beautiful!! These will be very loved and appreciated :D:D:D

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    It is a beautiful picture . I ma sure your gift will be appreciated by many.

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    They are beautiful.

    I remember your previous post regarding their intent, it made me and my hubby (USN) cry. I teared up a little when I saw them.

    Thanks for giving back and comforting so many.

    Denise

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    You did a great job on the sheets. Bought two this past weekend and will get at them soon. You are an inspiration to all of us.

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    Good Job, they are beautiful.

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