Our nephew that was up for Labor Day weekend has a birthday coming up next week. When he was here, I took him out to do errands with me one day. At the craft store, we were looking through the clearance bin of bundled fat quarters, came across this cool military/army guy type of fabric. I let him choose two, (thinking they were the same material) and I chose several as well as some other stars and stripes. Well, he forgot about them once we got home, so I thought about making him something out of them. When I opened them up the other day, I saw a Navy, USAF, and Marines, but no Army. Hmm. I wonder if they have any that are Army, so I headed back to the craft store hoping that they did. Well, they did, but it was in a package of 8 different patterns, several I already had, or in a bolt. The gal working the quilting section asked me what I was looking for, so I told her. "Do you want me to cut you a fat quarter?" Wow, I was speechless!! I didn't know she could do that for me. Needless to say, I said yes, and I will know from now on that if I don't see something in a fat quarter, I can ask for it to be cut. From there I headed over to the yarn section and met a really nice sales associate there as well!! She told me if I ran into any problems with my sewing to just come in and one of them would help me. I am so impressed with this store, and I let them know!! They aren't the big box stores at all!! Anyways, once I got back home, I finished cutting out my blocks and pieced this together over the course of several days. There's even a placket on the back so you can take it off and wash it.
As an after thought, I really hope his mom is ok with all the military guys. We have several in the family that are serving in different branches for our military now, so I think she will be.