Friday, May 20, 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival 2011

I am super excited about this blogging festival. I haven't been a good blogger by any means, but i sure enjoy checking everyone else's blog's out. I've decided to share my favorite quilt that I made out of my husbands unserviceable marine corp cammies.
It all began when my husband was on his 2nd tour to Iraq in the United states marine Corp. He left on the morning of our son's 4th birthday. To begin with my husband has been to war in all three sets of these uniforms. My son was having a really tough time having his daddy gone. So my grandma suggested I try and make a quilt out of them. And so you have it, a cammie quilt. Since I made my first one for my son I have made many many more for others. It helped pass the time while my hubby was away. It was especially helpful for myself when I needed a hug from my hubby... all I had to do was wrap the quilt around me and it was as close as I could wish for.
I'm not a professional by any means but I found a craft that I could make my own and made a difference for my kids and others that were experiencing the heart ache that comes with a deployed loved one. Thank you for looking and more importantly, thank you for posting your wonderful inspiring quilts of your own. If you's like to view some amazing quilts and blogs please go to Amy's Creative Side (I've linked below) and check everything out. Don't forget to stop by the sponsers blogs and pick up some beautiful fabric to help you complete those projects that these wonderful bloggers have inspired you to make!

ps - i hope I've posted correctly and played by Amy's rules. It's my first time. :-)

7 comments:

stitchinpenny said...

I live in a military community and I know how devastating it is to a young child for mommy or daddy to be gone for long periods of time, what a wonderful way to make them feel closer to the deployed parent!

JCnNC said...

A quilt is something you wrap around yourself when you want a hug and some love - beautiful and so glad you used Dad's cammies. Judy C

martilindsey said...

What a great quilt and a great story!

Sew Country Chick said...

Thanks for following my blog and God bless your husband. That's a really cute quilt too!

Snoodles said...

Love your quilt and the story behind it! Hope your hubby is blessed with safety. Hugs from South Carolina (just found your blog!). Are you moving soon? Saw you mentioned it on your blog post.
Jacque in SC
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

sewfrench.com said...

Stop it, stop it, stop it.
You are bringing tears and I don't like that feeling. Even though you military families must feel it every day. Thank your husband for me, but I also want to thank *you* and your children for suffering through the heartaches that you must suffer daily as a military family. Seriously.
And just what I tell everyone I make a quilt for.... Wrap yourself up in the love of every lickin' stitch.... That's what quilts are all about. Right?!

Eileen said...

Fun and sweet quilt. The story is a poignant one. Lovely to have the quilt to wrap yourself in! Thanks for sharing and have a great day