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    Butterflies?

    Is it just me, or are Butterflies the new favorite insect on fabric? They seem to be everywhere!
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    You may be right. I like butterflies, so it is fine with me.

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    I bought the most fabulous batik fabric - black with pastel butterflies on it - wish that I knew how to post pictures on here.
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    I would say that butterflies have been around a while -- I have a collection of butterfly fabric that is at least 5-6 years old (and I keep adding to it). I was glad to see the Laurel Burch Flying Colors re-issued as I did not have enough of one of the butterflies for a project.

    Nikkit.u -- I would love to see the batik you described as it sounds yummy.
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    Now that you mention it, I have seen a LOT, lately!
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    Well, compared to other insects, I think butterflies are the best choice on my fabric. Next to that would be ladybugs, and after that I'm not partial to anything with 6 legs. LOL

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    I also like dragon and damsel flies.
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    I love butterflies. They're right up there with dragonflies. So colorful.
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    It's funny you said that... I was just lusting over some Laurel Burch butterfly fabric a couple of hours ago... yum! I'm not sure about butterflies but it just seems like critters of all sorts are really popular now.
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    I think the popularity of Butterflies on fabric is great. ..Since bright colors are popular as well it seems to go together.

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    tis the season...i have many fabrics from the 70's & 80's with butterflies too- they tend to come out in abundance in the summertime.
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    I have noticed there are a lot of digital quilting patterns with butterfly's to go along with the fabrics.
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    Fabric Freedom has had several butterfly fabrics the past several years.
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    My grandaughter wants butterflies on her quilt..I got the prettiest fabric in Joannes with multi colored butterflies, and glitter....

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    You're not imagining things. There definitely *are* a lot of butterfly fabrics available right now!

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    I have butterfly fabric which is more than 10 years old, so I don't think it is very new or unusual. I actually prefer the dragonfly designs which are becoming more commonplace.

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    Butterflies and dragonflies too...love them both

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    Butterflies are not new. Many years ago my mom made several butterfly quilts and she won a very nice rocking chair and chairside lamp at a local quilt show, both with her butterflies. I love them. She and I were driving downtown and she saw some large cardboard butterflies in a floral shop window. She asked me to stop and see if we could trace a pattern off them. I wasn't crazy about it but did stop and when I got into the store a young boy about 16 came to the counter and I asked if I could trace one of the butterflies. He looked at me like I was dangerously insane and went around a wall and said to a lady back there, "There is a lady out here who wants to TRACE one of those cardboard butterflies in the window, WHAT do I do?" She told him to give me a piece of paper and a pencil and let me trace one. I was so embrrrassed! She made a quilt from that pattern and cut enough for me to have a quilt also...well worth the trials!

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    I have seen a lot of dragon fly prints also. They all are pretty.
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    I just made a baby quilt with butterflies because that's how the mom was doing the room cause She likes butterflies. They have been around for quite sometime but I do think they are going through a bit of popularity right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NikkiLu View Post
    I bought the most fabulous batik fabric - black with pastel butterflies on it - wish that I knew how to post pictures on here.
    Oooooh... learn how to (it's super easy... look in the help section -- once you do it once, you'll be a pro!!) because I sure would love to see that!!!
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    I made a quilt with appliqued butterflies on it back in the early 70s. I have made to two quilt a couple of years ago with butterfly fabric. I still have 4-5 yds of a lavender background W/ butterflies of different colors, I plan to make a quilt with it one day.
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    Butterflies are a sign of "NEW BEGINNINGS" so I especially like them in a quilt for someone going through a tough time. Besides, they're colorful and make me happy. Ditto dragonflies.
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    Butterflies are coming back in vogue again. My MIL loves butterflies and has been getting a few pendants from the local jeweler as estate pieces. I have a quilt kit I bought for her. I've finished piecing it and now I need to quilt it.

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    I think since the I Spy quilts came out, any insect goes! I do have several pieces of fabric with some gorgeous butterflies on them.

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