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Jim's USN quilt

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Traditional
Beth O. on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? I used quilting cottons, some of which are novelty prints (the USN print for the border, Virginia Tech print in the blocks, as well as the USN seal print on the back -- not shown). I printed the images onto special fabric using my computer and appliqued them onto the squares. I machine appliqued the anchors, USN, dates, VT and HT.

Beth O. on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? I love that this is a quilt unique to my son's experiences in the Navy (or in ROTC) so far - the images are all representative of ships and units he has worked with for the past 5 years.

Beth O. on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Finding the novelty fabrics proved to be the biggest challenge. Even in a huge Navy town, there are only a couple of places that sometimes carry military novelty prints. I ended up ordering mine online. Be sure that you have a plan and order enough fabric. I had to piece the back, and wanted to match the pattern at the seam (which takes more fabric) but I almost did not have enough to do it right!

Beth O. on craftsy.com

looks great! ;)

12/01/2011 Flag