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My husband will be awarded a Quilts of Valor quilt on Veteran's Day.  I made the entire quilt myself & finally finished it today.  I bought the panel at the AQS show in Grand Rapids, MI a year ago and it worked out great for this quilt.  Here are a couple pics of it:

At first I was just going to quilt diagonal serpentine type lines like I did on my BIL Cameron's Giants quilt, but instead I decided to outline quilt as many of the motifs as I could on the panel and then do diagonal lines in the rest except for the row of sawtooth stars.  Those I stippled in the background and the center square in order to make the star points pop.  He has snuck a few looks at it and is excited to get if officially awarded to him on the 11th.

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Comment by Barbara Graham on November 4, 2015 at 6:32pm

Wonderful! I agree that it is beautiful and extra special because you made it for him. All veterans deserve our thanks!

Comment by Janet/MO on November 3, 2015 at 8:21pm

Thanks Barb.

Comment by Barb/WI on November 3, 2015 at 12:53pm

Well done!  I can not think of a better way to thank your hubby for his service.  

Comment by Janet/MO on November 2, 2015 at 1:36pm

Thanks again everyone.  I will definitely give him thanks from all of you.  He wears a hat that says "U.S. Army" on it.  A while back he went to the grocery store with me & this young man came up & shook his hand & thanked him for his service.  We were so overwhelmed by that kind gesture especially since he is a Viet Nam era vet.  My friend Penny also makes QOV quilts & she said one vet started crying when she did a presentation a couple of weeks ago and said no one had ever thanked him for serving in Viet Nam; only criticized him.  Regardless of how anyone feels about various wars, the last thing we should ever do is criticize the vets who had no choice, but to be there! 

Comment by Joanna liguz on November 2, 2015 at 1:02pm

It's fabulous...Janet! Your Husband Will love it esp. when it was made in love.! Tell him we say THANK YOU for His service...and protecting us..! You done good, Janet!

Comment by Joan on November 2, 2015 at 8:30am

Well done, Janet!

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on November 2, 2015 at 7:28am

Lovely job, Janet! You husband will be very proud of this quilt.

Comment by Janet/MO on November 2, 2015 at 6:28am

Thanks everyone. 

Comment by Sharon Reeves on November 2, 2015 at 6:25am

What a proud DH he'll be when be when it's presented to him. You did a magnificent job and it's a beautiful QOV. I, too, thank him for his service out our country.

Comment by Pam/NY on November 2, 2015 at 4:52am

A wonderful honor to your hubby. He will be so proud to tell the others...my wife made mine!!! Thanks again for his service!

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