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« on: July 11, 2009 12:51:46 PM »

Ok, I learned alot making this quilt.  First-I AM NOT A QUILTER!!   Cheesy  This was made using Amy Butler's Lotus Brick Path Quilt Free pattern.  http://www.amybutlerdesign.com/pdfs/LotusQuilt.pdf  I figured it was simple enough that I would actually finish it and I did.  It turned out much larger than I realized too, 6'X6' I think. 

The second thing I learned it don't use knits for quilting.  Luckily I had read somewhere that I would need to use interfacing on the knits, but the special interfacing was quite pricey.

I used my brother's shirts and military uniforms.  He was a marine and died in a car wreck along with two other men on his 20th birthday just a few days after returning to the states following a year in Iraq.  That was in 2003 and my parents couldn't bring themselves to clean out his closet even after all these years, so I thought this would be a nice way to use his clothes in something they could use and remember him daily.

I'm pleased with how it turned out and so glad I chose this simple pattern.  I'm more of an instant gratification seamstress.

(the stripes are actually blue and yellow not raimbow)


« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2009 01:23:39 PM »

What an awesome idea.  I'm hope your parents find some comfort in this beautiful quilt.  Oh, you ARE a quilter!

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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2009 01:25:27 PM »

what a beautiful memory quilt!!  well done!

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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2009 02:51:37 PM »

Very nice, and very well-done! Your family will treasure it!

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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2009 09:01:17 AM »

Thanks everyone!  I would love this pattern for myself in pretty prints.
What an awesome idea.  I'm hope your parents find some comfort in this beautiful quilt.  Oh, you ARE a quilter!

Awww, what a nice compliment!!  I just don't have the patience for "real" quilting.  All those pieces and trying to come up with a random placement is HARD!  I do however really want to try some free-motion quilting/embroidery soon.

« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2009 12:40:05 PM »

Thanks for sharing your quilt and the story behind it. You did a wonderful job and it's a beautiful tribute.

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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2009 07:21:00 PM »

I know this was posted a few weeks ago, but I just wanted to say that this quilt is lovely, seems like it could be a wonderful way to, in some small way, comfort your family.  What was their response? The solid colored bars remind me of the awards bars on soliders'/Marines' uniforms. 
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