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Thread: The Very First Quilt I've Designed Myself!

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    Super Member Ps 150's Avatar
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    Here it is! A few months back I posted that my step-sister's fiancee was killed in an accident, leaving her to raise four boys. To help her grieve, I started this comfort quilt for her, combining her three favorite things (besides her lost love and boys)~butterflies, owls and purple. I designed and then figured measurements for the center panel and then just kept adding and designing from there. I wasn't sure how to subtly add the butterflies so I took the four corner blocks and FMQ some butterflies in there to quilt and added some embroidered butterflies to the quilt label.

    This is a pic of the whole quilt.
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    A close-up of the center panel with three owls, all in different states of sleepiness.
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    A close-up of one of the "night owl" blocks.
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    Very pretty! She will love it I'm sure!

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    You did an awesome job!!! Your step-sister will love it.

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    It's beautiful! And you're VERY creative! I love the sleepy owls!

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    Beautiful!

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    What a loving thing for you to do...great job on designing it yourself...God Bless

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    A few more pics~ (Whoops! I must have left a few straggly threads on there, :lol: ).

    A close-up of the cloud with batting behind it...I believe it's called "trapunto"?
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    The quilt label with butterflies.
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    A close-up of one of the owls.
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    Thanks! It was meant to help her heal but I spent so much time on the phone with her while making this (she lives 4 hours away-one trip), that sewing and quilting it really helped me heal from grieving FOR her. She doesn't know she's getting it yet and I can't wait to see her and just wrap her up in a hug with it.

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    She'll find comfort with your special design - your caring shines through in your work

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    A wonderful gift. You are a special person.

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