Honor, Courage, Commitment - A Finished Quilt

Are you tired of red, white, and blue? Because I've got two retirement/change of command gifts to go!

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This one is for a former commander's wife, to gift to another wife, in honor of her husband's retirement. (Did anyone follow that connection?)

Here's the fun part - my friend is actually Navy (the first time we were in Oklahoma it was a joint Air Force-Navy squadron), and is now stationed at the Naval school in Rhode Island, which my sister is about to move to with her Army husband. It's a small world...after all....

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Anyway - the quilt, which I had a lot of trouble getting accurately colored photos of, is a disappearing nine patch. I used a fat eighth bundle and some quarter yard cuts to get it big enough. The original blocks were 9" to utilize almost every inch of the cuts - plus something that big goes together quite quickly!

Fat eighths - Red, White, and Free by Sandy Gervais

Other - Brambleberry Farm by Pat Sloan, American Honor by Western Denim & Dirt, America by P&B Textiles, Moda Nantucket

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The quilting is loops and stars in variegated RWB thread. Just keeping with the theme. 

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The backing and binding are Timeless Treasures Spin Dot - wide backing with no piecing and extra long binding strips, my favorite!

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Pretty good name for a Navy retirement quilt! I voted for Anchors Aweigh, but...

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