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Thread: Butterflies in My Garden ... a Quilt!

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    With the black eyed susan's flowering in my garden, it made me think of this quilt that I pictured with them last year.

    As I worked on it, I knew it was "the" gift for some special friends when they were married last year. I later "repossessed" it from them to show at our local Fair (their's too). We were all thrilled to arrive at the Fair last Thanksgiving weekend to discover a Red/1st Ribbon attached!!!!!!

    Butterflies in My Garden was a creation of my own. It was inspired by a pumpkin pattern with flying geese that I liked and then it all evolved from there. The print fabric had been some I'd bought, just because I liked it and had no plans for it's destination.
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    I like to coordinate backings, and don't like blah plain ones! Using 42" fabric, requires piecing, so I added in some of the extra pieced butterflies, and fussy cut the print.
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    A closer look at one of the corners. If you look real close, you might be able to see that the LAQ is all butterflies!
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    Wow!!!!

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    Beautiful

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    WOW thats awesum! congrats! love the design, you should put it in a magazine!! beautiful fabrics!!
    thanks for sharing
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    Beautiful! And i love what you did on the back!

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    Gorgeous!

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    Very pretty!

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    beautiful
    great job

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    You could have a future as a quilt designer!!!

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    What a great quilt. I love the way the piecing mimics the butterfly print. Great job!

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    Very, very nice!!

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    I have that same butterfly print. I started a quilt for me --Turning Twenty. But I have to keep putting it away to make quilts for other people.

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    Love it!! Very beautiful!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePassion
    I have that same butterfly print. I started a quilt for me --Turning Twenty. But I have to keep putting it away to make quilts for other people.
    I think that's the pattern that the LQS was showing it in, when I bought it. I didn't jump at the pattern, just knew I wanted the fabric.



    Thanks everyone ........ for all the kind comments!
    All those pieced butterflies were fiddly, plus there's a 1/2" piece of fabric between each one. Believe me, there were times that I was going ggrrrrrrrr!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by breezyquilts
    Love it!! Very beautiful!!!
    Beautiful :thumbup:

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    Beautiful Quilt. I have always liked butterflies. I made a quilt with the same butterfly fabric. It was sent to Germany to my partners Aunt. She really loves the quilt.
    I also have a shirt from the same fabric. I like what you did on the backing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isnthatodd
    You could have a future as a quilt designer!!!
    *blush*
    Thanks!!! .... I seldom use a pattern for more than a guide or inspiration.

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    Unbelievable! You're so creative.

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    Stunning.

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    Beautiful quilt!

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    Great use of that fabric. I have that fabric too. It is so gorgeous and needed a wonderful setting to show it off. You back is so cool.

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    It's beautiful!

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    Great quilt-you are very talented at designing and making the quilt

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    Great quilt-you are very talented at designing and making the quilt

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    A very lovely quilt! I like the colors and the butterfly fabric is so pretty.

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