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Thread: Butterfly quilted throw just completed by Patty

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    Just finished this yesterday and it's a mix. Machine piecing, machine quilting and then I hand quilted the butterflies on the 15 inch squares. Hopefully the photo comes through so you can see the quilting. I also did the border on machine (2nd try) and used the blanket stitch on the top. Since I'm decent with the traditional way of doing binding, I may or may not try this again. Time will tell. This quilt is for my college roommate's daughter who is celebrating her 40th birthday while they are renting here in the villages - she is Down Syndrome. Her bedroom and bathroom in IL are decorated with gorgeous butterflies. This is the 3rd butterfly quilt I've worked on (2 for granddaughters) and each time I bought fabric kept thinking, Kim would love this so would buy extra and now Kim is getting hers. They had dinner with us last night so she got to work magic by spritzing water on the blue marking lines to watch them disappear. I'm working on the tag using the text feature on my Pfaff quilt expression 4.0 and as soon as I get it done will give it to her. My machine had a hissy yesterday while working on it. Every now and then a bobbin doesn't wind correctly - still new and obviously need practice - so it taunted me a bit. Now it's working again so will make a new one tomorrow - practice is good. Thank you for looking.
    Patty

    Machine quilted with butterflies hand quilted
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    Very pretty. You even made butterfly stitches. Cool!

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    That is just lovely. The handquilting on the butterflies is beautiful. Great job. I'm sure Kim will treasure it.

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    Beautiful quilt and I really like the hand quilted butterflies!!

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    oh that is sew pretty!

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    Kim is one lucky young lady. I'm sure she had a great time making things disapear :thumbup:

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    Simply gorgeous!!!!!! My favorite colors too!

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    Gorgeous !!! Lucky Kim and good of you to make it for her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterjoy
    Very pretty. You even made butterfly stitches. Cool!
    Thank you and yes I did. I love hand quilting although I suspect this could have been done totally on the sewing machine.
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    LOVE IT!!! The handquilted butterflies add such a unique touch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lnordyke
    That is just lovely. The handquilting on the butterflies is beautiful. Great job. I'm sure Kim will treasure it.
    Thank you. I'm sure she will. She's very happy and very easy to please. I was amazed while watching her Mom though. When she thought I was busy with Kim, she was touching and feeling all over the quilted areas and looked like she was fighting tears. A good friend of hers in IL is also a hand quilter and has won prizes. I'm basically non competitive so have never entered a juried quilt show. We have one here Jan. 2011 and several are trying to talk me into it. I put quilts into 2 shows in IL and was so stressed out the entire time and they were just on display. They didn't have any security and I'm very uneasy about even displaying a quilt now although nothing happened to mine.
    thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by dkabasketlady
    Beautiful quilt and I really like the hand quilted butterflies!!
    Thank you. I love the detail that hand quilting can add to a quilt since for now I'm very free motion quilting challenged. Maybe one day but obviously not yet.
    Patty

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvdek
    oh that is sew pretty!
    Thank you.
    Patty

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintedquilt
    Kim is one lucky young lady. I'm sure she had a great time making things disapear :thumbup:
    Thank you. She had a ball doing it and took her job very seriously. LOL.
    Patty

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    Quote Originally Posted by NauDeeGal
    Simply gorgeous!!!!!! My favorite colors too!
    Thank you Dee Dee.
    Patty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingleberry
    Gorgeous !!! Lucky Kim and good of you to make it for her.
    Thank you. Her Mom tells me that people are just naturally attracked to Kim and always doing special things for her which is really wonderful.
    Patty

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    Quote Originally Posted by annmarie
    LOVE IT!!! The handquilted butterflies add such a unique touch.
    Thank you. I just had to do them. I use polyester batting which is why the quilt puffs the way it does plus I don't use a frame or a hoop as my family and I love the puffy look I'm getting.
    Patty

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    Quote Originally Posted by annmarie
    LOVE IT!!! The handquilted butterflies add such a unique touch.
    Thank you. I just had to do them. I use polyester batting which is why the quilt puffs the way it does plus I don't use a frame or a hoop as my family and I love the puffy look I'm getting.
    Patty

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    How lovely--soft and cozy. :-D

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    That is so pretty. I love your hand quilting. I can't do it at all. Great quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum
    How lovely--soft and cozy. :-D
    Thank you and yes it is nice and soft and cuddly.
    Patty

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    That is so pretty. I love your hand quilting. I can't do it at all. Great quilt.
    Thank you. So many ladies here have told me that they can't hand quilt for one reason or another so aren't we lucky to live in a time where we have so many options available to us. I messed up my right thumb and knuckles a year ago when I went into a knitting frenzy and it really scared me that I wouldn't be able to hand quilt anymore. Luckily I've responded well to the aspirin therapy and my thumb and joints are doing well. Maybe one day I'll be able to knit again but never ever in a frenzy but sensible moderate pace. For some odd reason, hand quilting doesn't bother the thumb or the knuckles but that's why I decided it's time I start trying to learn how to machine quilt so I can continue quilting.
    Patty

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    Thanks 4 sharing, giving, feeling so happy, proud.....etc u deserve it.

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    That is really pretty, and your hand quilted butterflies are the perfect touch! Beautiful! :)

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    Lovely!

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