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Thread: Zelda Quilt for deployed son

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    Zelda Quilt for deployed son

    Just to refresh your memories..... http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...p-t202369.html

    So I've finally gotten the top done!! I am pleased enough with it since it was the first time I've really imagined something and made it work. But...... I have to admit I'm a little disappointed. I envisioned it more "Zelda"ish. I wish I'd made the blocks bigger so that I'd have been able to make the shield bigger. I've never ever done applique and I'm really pleased with how well it turned out. I think I did a pretty good job on that. I also wish I could have added the sword, but I didn't think about it until I'd already added the shield and the sword is placed behind the shield. If I had time, I'd practice, but he just got home from Afghanistan and is really excited about his quilt so I'd like to just give it to him for Christmas. I'm going to get a back (suggestions would be welcome!!) and get it quilted. Thanks again everyone for all the help! This board is an INVALUABLE resource and everyone on it is just simply wonderful.
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    That's a very nice quilt, although honestly I have no real idea who Zelda is (except a character in a game). I'd consider more of that pretty gold fabric for the backing if you're going to purchase something. I'll bet he will be thrilled to get this at Christmas. Tell him thank you for serving his country (from an Air Force mom).

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    Very nice quilt. It will mean a lot to him. Thank him for us for serving.

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    Really great quilt!!

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    Looks great to me! Your son will absolutely love it! It represents all your love, thoughts and worry over him while while he was serving in Afghanistan. It's good to know your Mom "has your back" at all times.

    Please thank him for his service for me.

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    It's just wonderful! And when he is over his Zelda phase, he will still love the quilt for it's dramatic graphic design!

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    Please add my thanks to your son for his service. I am so very grateful for what these young men and women do to protect our freedom. (Love the quilt, too.)
    Ruth

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    It is a beautiful quilt and tastefully incorporates Zelda in to it... don't be surprised if gamers share your pictures and come asking you to make them one as well!!

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    I did a panel backing for my daughters, she is in the navy..it was awesome...they have all branches at joanns...
    Use a thin batting because for some reason the colors red and yellow came thru to the top because I didn't use
    batting...lesson learned. Good luck, I know he will love this!

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    I love it, I am 66 years old, a quilter & and a ZELDA freak. Got hooked on Zelda about 20 years ago & am still playing it. You did a really nice job on the shield. Your son has a great momma.

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    I think it's wonderful (love the colors) and I'm sure he'll be very touched when you give it to him.

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    Looks wonderful to me!!!!

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    How cool! How about Donkey Kong on the back for some real nostalgia! The colors are great and the applique turned out nice. What a luck son and lucky all of us for his service. Thanks for sharing him and his quilt.
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    turned out great!
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    Fantastic! I remember reading your initial thread and hoping I'd get a chance to see the top. Between the shield and the triforce corners, I think it screams "Zelda" while maintaining a healthy dose of "guy quilt". Great job! Your applique is beautiful.

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    You did a fantastic job! Good thing you didn't listen to the 'lady' in the store. This is a great guy quilt, and it will be significant to him for the rest of his life.

    Maybe you could repeat the shield and sword on the back?

    Great job! You are an inspiration!

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    I too followed your original threads. I remember how much you stressed over it being perfect. I think it looks great. You should take to the person who shot down your idea at the fabric store just to show her it could be done, and not only could be done, but done WELL! Your son will love it.

    As far as backing, if you are taking it to a LAQ most prefer the wide backs so it is all one piece. Make sure you thoroughly check out your LAQ (see samples of their work etc) so you know you will be happy with her (or his) work.

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    You did it! came out great!
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    Love your quilt. And am very happy your son is home safe and sound. I think the back should be a black flannel. Will add comfort and softness, probably something he could use right now.

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    Thanks all. I appreciate the appreciation for my son.... it was a long rough deployment. Its always nice to know others appreciate it.
    I'm glad you guys like the quilt, especially the Zelda-aholics. lol. He'll NEVER grow out of Zelda. He's loved it since he was 8 years old. lol. Before he deployed, he went out and bought the Nintendo 3ds JUST so he could take the Zelda Ocarina (his favorite version) with him. lol. Funny thing is, a couple of his buddies there were like minded so once he beat the game, it started making the rounds. lol
    I did end up writing an e-mail to the store (after I'd gone in a second time looking for thread to applique and had the same woman shoot down my ideas again) and explained how much her comments hurt my feelings and that I no longer looked forward to going into the store for fear of running into her, and that I now avoid it. They replied with an apology and a work schedule so I'd know which days she'd be there. I have another LQS that's just a tad bit farther and they are ALWAYS so helpful. I'll stick to that one, and go to the old one when I 'have' to.
    I did so want it to be perfect, and I think for what I did I'm happy with it. I thought about doing the sword and shield on the back but I am just plumb out of time. So I'll have to love it the way it is.

    Still torn on what to do with the back.... Would rather it be darker... he would most likely stain anything light. I might go ahead and get a flannel since I'll having it quilted.

    Thanks all!!!!
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    Awesome quilt...your son will cherish it for sure!
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    It is gorgeous
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    Oh, my son would be so jealous if I showed him this!
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    Many thanks to your sonfor his service.

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    Looks great! Not sure what "Zelda" is either. Good job and please say THANK YOU to your son for his service.

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