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Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Quilt: Fallen Soldier Quilt

I finished the quilt from the soldiers uniform.



There is so much I want to say about this project. But I'm finding it hard to get the words out.

 

The quilt fits a full or queen bed. I made a label for the back which I framed with the camouflage material and decorated with the uniform buttons - I am not showing this label the information seemed too personal. I also made a little fairy for the daughter. 



I put a lot of effort into the details. Matching my seams, free motion quilting and some fancy corners. 



I really hope that the family enjoys the quilt. I feel truly honored to have been able to do this project for them. 


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Please do not forget about the charity I Spy quilt - we are still looking for scrap fabric donations. 

10 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous and so special. I know the family will treasure it.

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  2. This made me cry (my only son is a serving NCO in the British Army) - what a beautiful, heartfelt project to work on. I am sure the family will treasure this always. The detail on the angel doll is incredible. Congratulations on such a wonderful piece of heritage - treasured memories indeed.

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    1. It is projects like this that make me feel like what I do (outside of raising the kids) is meaningful & worthwhile. I hope to have the honor of making more memorial quilts in the future. I really appreciate you taking the time to write your comment. It means a lot to me - and I am happy that this project touched you as it did me. Yours truly, Rachael

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  3. I have tears in my eyes so apologies for any typos. These are all so lovely. Bless your heart.x

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    1. I hope to have the honor of making more memorial quilts in the future. I really appreciate you taking the time to write your comment. Yours truly, Rachael

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  4. what an utterly delightful thing to have made and what a truly meaningful practical memory for the family to treasure.

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    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. It means an awful lot to me. It was an amazing project to be apart of - it was quite emotional and daunting too. I like your recent quilt restoration project - I'm very passionate about recycling fabric - that is a great project. You also have a great sense of humor which is apparent in your posts! I do hope you will visit Rachael Rabbit again soon. Yours truly, Rachael

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  5. Hi there. I found your blog via craftgossip quilting and you have made me cry !!!!

    What a truly beautiful quilt which they can treasure forever.

    The little dolly will always remind his precious daughter how special her beloved daddy was.

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  6. This is just simply beautiful.

    Teri

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