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Project

US Marine Corps Quilt

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Being able to use the design to create this for a proud member of our Armed Forces. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make sure you measure and sew your seams carefully so that they align exactly. This was my first quilt and I spent a lot of time redoing my stitching so the seams aligned. Very crucial when doing "Stitch in the Ditch". Have fun with it and experiment with fabrics. I'm working on a second one for a friend who is battling breast cancer.

What you will need

  • U.S. Military Marines Allover Emblems Black by Springs Creative Industries Let Freedom Ring Words Cream by Kensington Studio for Quilting Treasures American Valor Fabric for Red Rooster Michael Miller Fairy Frost Onyx

Q&A with IrishLeesa

Marie Flannery asked:
I come from a family of Marines and I love, love, love your quilt! Beautiful work!!
IrishLeesa answered:
Thank you. I've had one family member in the Marines, one in the Navy, 4 in the Army and one in the Coast Guard, but my first love has always been the Marines.
suzanaduby asked:
Where can we get the pattern? I looked on Facebook and couldn't find the pattern that you referenced above. Thanks!
IrishLeesa answered:
Please contact shannon.maciejewski@gmail.com and tell her you saw my Marine Corp quilt that used her mystery quilt #1 pattern (from February 2012).
suzanaduby asked:
Thanks so much for your help! i think you did a fabulous job with the fabric and patterning...would like to make one for donation...
IrishLeesa answered:
Thanks, I had an email from Shannon this morning and she was thrilled you wanted the pattern. She said you can get it on patternspot.com and search for shannonmac or you can email or Facebook her. The pattern is called Stepping Stones. The fabric I used is available at a number of websites and most had all branches of the military.
suzanaduby asked:
I got the patter from patternspot! Thanks to you and Shannon for your help!
IrishLeesa answered:
You're welcome. Hope you enjoy making your quilt. Would love to see pictures when you finish it.
babrowb241529162 asked:
Where can I get the pattern for the Marine quilt
IrishLeesa answered:
It was designed by a friend and is available here on Craftsy. Go to http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/quilting/home-decor/steppingstones/32326. Its $7.00.

Skill Level

Intermediate