I'm so sorry to hear about your brother. Will be praying for him. I;m sure he will love this quilt.
I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. Love the quilt, and Im sure it will bring him much joy and comfort.
Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Much thought and love went into this quilt, and it shows!
Such a great guy quilt and loved how you used patriotic specialty fabric throughout and yet it doesn't look like a recruiting poster. Very special! You get it to him fast because this will surely cheer him up. I bet if you go to your local long arm person and tell them the need for the urgency they'll push it to the top of the list. And if they don't you should never go back to them again. So sorry to hear that your brother is so ill and so far away from you.Sending hugs.
Aw Cathie....this turned out great. You did such a nice job and your brother is going to cherish it. For those that know you...we can truly feel the love between brother and sister. What a wonderful gift. Hugs to you both. :)
Blessings to your brother. I would suggest maybe just tying this one at each block corner and in the middles. It would be quicker and you could get it sent off to him. He is not going to be picky about whether or not it is quilted and I think by tying it, it may be a little puffier and softer to wrap around him.
Or do a simple outline of each block or in the ditch on your sewing machine. Use a walking foot. I wouldn't do a lot of fussy quilting on this one.
I love America and The Navy!! This is a feel-good quilt with all of the great Navy prints and the great colors.
This quilt is so bright and cheery. I am sure it will bring your brother lots of comfort no matter how it is quilted! :-)
Oh my gosh, Cathie - this came out SO great! I totally love it!!! I hope I get to see it in person before it is shipped off BIG hugs to you
caldwella24 Thank you so much. My seams may not be straight but he will know that I was thinking of him; which it the important thing.
Terryt1955 Thanks Terry. I decided that I wanted to quilt it myself with simple lines. I guess I just need to do the whole thing myself. And Wendy keeps assuring me that I can do it. So we will see.
Conniharns My Friend, I would be lost without you and Wendy. You are what is meant by a true friend. Thanks for all your support. Hugs
Speattle I am not much into tied quilts but I am going to take your suggestion and do simple block outlines. That way it will not take too long but will be sewn completely by me; which seems to be so important to me right now. Thanks for the suggestion.
Sewzalot I decided to do Navy since he went in at age 17 and retired at 37; so 20 yrs in the navy. Then we went to work for the Army but I will always consider him a sailor. I am glad that you think it is happy because that is what I was going for, did not want a "sad" quilt. Thanks so much
Carolmarie Thank you. We are a very "huggy" family so hopefully he will feel the love I feel for him each time he uses it.
Sewhappy Thank you. It does bring smiles to my face as I work on it. Hopefully, it will also bring him a smile or two.
Caribousmom Oh my friend, I would never send it off without you getting to see it first. Without your help, I would still be a the drawing board! And using an ugly red color. hehehe. Thank you for all your support; it means more to me than you know.
The top looks great! Hoping you have smooth sailing (hahah) on getting the quilting done.
I do not know how I missed this... Love it and he will too! I am so sorry and I am sending the two of you loads of positive energy and thoughts. The plan of straight line quilting will be perfect...good luck getting it done and soon it will be off to him!
True Thank you. I took a break today to make a couple of small projects but plan on pinning tomorrow night then quilting it this weekend. I will post updated pictures soon. Thanks for the thoughts and positive energy.
It's truly wonderful -you did a fantastic job on it and I think it will mean a great deal to your brother. I don't think there is another handcraft that can carry the message of love quite as well as a quilt:)
Thank you Mymble. I agree nothing else says love like a quilt.
It looks fantastic Cathie!
You did it and it looks great!! I'm sure he's going to feel so touched by this quilt!
What a wonderful job you have done on this quilt! The back is amazing all on its own:-)
True Thanks. I am so excited about it. My machine is not the easiest to quilt on so I wasn't looking forward to trying to do it on my own and Wendy kept encouraging me so I gave it a try and am so happy I did. I am so learning to go pass my comfort zone with all the encouragement I get from people like you!!!!!!
Oh Cathie...this quilt is so wonderful..was so nice to be ale to see this in person. I know the special meaning it holds for you and I know your brother will be speechless!! It is a beautiful quilt made from the heart. Hugs :)