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Thread: Armadillos & Butterflys - Amy Butler Style - sort of (Pic intensive)

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    Armadillos & Butterflys - Amy Butler Style - sort of (Pic intensive)

    My DGD, age 7, wanted a new quilt for her bed - with Armadillos and Butterflys. She also wanted fabric from the Amy Butler Love collection. This was an interesting project with the motion and designs of the collection, I included some tone on tones to 'calm' it a bit. 2nd applique project, the Dillo's and butterfly are raw edged with invisible thread, the patches are turned edge. This is what I came up with, my designs. She'll get this in a few weeks. I'm happy with it and I know she will be too! I'm going to make her some pillows, dust ruffle, etc. Thank you for looking!

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    and the back, quilted with the blowing wind pano from Sweet Dreams:

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    one of the Dillo's and a close up too - Isn't he too stinking cute?

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    I love the Dillos... that is an adorable quilt... GREAT JOB

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    That is just too cute! I love the pantograph!
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    So adorable! What a girl that wants armadillos and butterflies....And to find the ultimate depictions for her...you are talented, indeed.

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    You actually made the armie's look cute and loveable. GreaT job. I'm sure she will love and treasure it.
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    Really cute! Love the dillos and butterflies.

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    That is adorable, as I'm sure your DGD is also. She will soooooooooo love this......
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    cute armadillos
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    Nice quilts and quilting

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    Lve the dillos too. What a great interpertation. You did it right!!!

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    Sew cute!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I love the colors and the fabrics in this quilt!! My 7 yrs DGD would love it too!!!!
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    Awesome job!
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    That is very cute.
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    YEAH YEAH YEAH you got it done. Girl that is adorable. I love everything about it. you did a wonderful job. thx for sharing the picture.
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    that is adorable!!! LOVE the armadillos!!!!! I really like the panto you used. I have to show that one to my mom.
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    Thanks everyone - who knew armadillo's would or could be so cute? It was a lot of fun to make and I have visions of other 'critters' coming to a quilt top soon

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    Your design is terrific. The dillos are cute but I love your butterflies.
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    Love the fabric and what you did with it. So much fun. Your curved quilting is fabulous. Very loose and natural.
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    Very beautiful quilt. You did such a great job making those dillos cute. The colors, butterflies and dillos are great!

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    Love your quilt! Great job!
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    I almost hit one driving though you state at night. It was a shock to see one. I will never forget it as long as I live. I had never seen one in person. I don't know who was the most shook up me or the armadillo. LOL. Sorry, I had to share.

    I love your grandchild's taste. She sure knows what she wants and early in life doesn't she? Gotta love those grandkids. They sure keep you hopping.

    Your artistic challenge turned into a WOW quilt. I hope she lets you enter it into a show.
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    What a great quilt. I love the fabrics and the way you used them. Great job and thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222 View Post
    I almost hit one driving though you state at night. It was a shock to see one. I will never forget it as long as I live. I had never seen one in person. I don't know who was the most shook up me or the armadillo. LOL. Sorry, I had to share.

    I love your grandchild's taste. She sure knows what she wants and early in life doesn't she? Gotta love those grandkids. They sure keep you hopping.

    Your artistic challenge turned into a WOW quilt. I hope she lets you enter it into a show.
    Your story made me smile! I have never hit one, seen a few here and there and mostly dead by the road. Story goes when they get startled - they 'jump' straight up to just about grill height... must be partly true hahaha. When I asked Zoe why armadillos, she informed me they are the only animal that can roll up into a ball. Yes, she knew exactly what she wanted. Can't wait to see her reaction when she gets this. They are almost 6 hours away but coming in to see us in a few weeks.

    Thanks to you and to all for your kind words!

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    So adorable. She must be "over the moon" with her quilt.
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