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Thread: First butterly hanky block

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    Super Member pittsburgpam's Avatar
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    I've been wanting to do one of these for a long time and finally started on it. I got a big lot of new hankies on eBay, all different colors and styles. For the background I am using a layer cake of Moda Bella Solids in white.

    Last night I washed, dried, ironed and starched the hankies. Folded one of them, starched it again, and then a very fine line of Elmer's School glue to attach it to the background.

    Decided to hand applique since I wanted it delicate looking and not a hard line of machine stitching around it. It's nice to have some handwork to do sometimes. Just finished this one here at work over lunch.
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    that will be a beautiful quilt. i've not seen the hankies done that way. be sure to post the final quilt.

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    Very pretty!

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    Really nice, very pretty....

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    Gorgeous, can't wait to see the finished quilt.

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    It looks beautiful.

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    So pretty and girly. Later this year my guild will be making doll quilts using old fashion hankys, your block could serve as a very good model. May in Jersey

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    Awesome, I also ordered the hankies on line and then got a few bandanas at Wal Mart that I will doctor to a smaller size to add a few brighter colored butterflies. Are you going to add a semicircle head and antena? I will start that project after I try the obw. I am working on another quilt right now and try really hard to finish one quilt before starting another one as I don't like a cluttered work room/space. I too am looking forward to the finished product. Please post pictures as you go to motivate all those that have this project in their sites. Cheers

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    Looking good!

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    What a cute idea!

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