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Thread: Butterflywing - I love ya!!!

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    A while ago, we were discussing basting guns and i said i had one, loved it but hadn't got the grate - just put my hand under the quilt and shot between my fingers! Good ol' BW saw this and, being concerned for my safety ( :wink: ), told me she was sending me her basting grate! Weeks went by and it never arrived - we'd given it up as lost forever! :cry:

    BUT apparently, the label had fallen off with BOTH our addresses on - luckily they sent it back to her local PO where they recognised the parcel and took it back to her! So she sent it again and it FINALLY made it to France!

    I tell you, there was no WAY that label would have fallen off a second time - it took me AGES to get all the tape off the parcel! :lol: AND to make sure the grate survived the trip intact, she wrapped it up in lots of lovely 30s fabric!

    Thank you so much, my friend - you're the best!

    :D :D :D
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    How sweet of her! Pretty fabric.

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    Awww that was so nice of her!!! :D :D :D

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    Perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachlady
    How sweet of her! Pretty fabric.
    There's a good yard each of the blue, pink and green and it's the same print - I was thinking of a pattern using these three and white - any ideas?!

    Yeah BW IS a sweetie under that tough NY exterior - you don't fool me BW! :wink: :D

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    That was so nice of her! She's a sweet lady. The fabrics are lovely.

    When and how do you use a basting gun? Is it used to tack quilts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky
    That was so nice of her! She's a sweet lady. The fabrics are lovely.

    When and how do you use a basting gun? Is it used to tack quilts?
    Yes Ducky - it tacks the sandwich together for quilting; I use a microtach which has really fine tacks, some of them are thick and make holes. I know some ppl love em and some hate em - I love em and use for hand and machine quilting, no probs! :D

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    Great gifts - how sweet of her! Glad it finally got to you!

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    Ah K

    Just how sweet is that of BW - she is such a card & I like you think she's a big softie too :P

    Love the fabrics too - keep us updated on what you make out of them.

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    I just put the purple thirties print together with a muted purple floral I had in my stash - thought I'd make a snail trail, it's a pattern I always wanted to try. With the dark purple tonal as an inner border and more of the floral as an outer border; what do you think? :D here's a link http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpa...lt-Pattern.htm
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    Your the best butterflywing!! That was so nice of you.

    If my post office got that package back, they would never know who it was that had sent it. You must live in a small community, barb.

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    woo hoo! pretty fabrics, B and K! and I had never heard of a quilters grate before that other thread. I don't use mine much, but I may have to give it another go. The last time I basted one, my back was paying big time! Butterflywing you are a sweetie! and K, you are so deserving! love you both, C

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    I just put the purple thirties print together with a muted purple floral I had in my stash - thought I'd make a snail trail, it's a pattern I always wanted to try. With the dark purple tonal as an inner border and more of the floral as an outer border; what do you think? :D here's a link http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpa...lt-Pattern.htm
    what a great combination, K! look forward to seeing it :P

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    AAAAAAAAWWWWWWWW how sweet of BW ! Love the fabrics :lol: Can't wait to see what you do with them :wink: Have fun and enjoy
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    Any ideas for the other three - blue, pink and green, a good yard of each, gratefully received!

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    awwwwwwwwwww how sweet :D

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    Re the snail trail with the purples, I looked at what size I want to make and there's not enough fabric (sorry BW - not a complaint to you!) I wanted to make a throw for a little purple sofa in the living room, which is all scratched up by Barney cat! :twisted: It needs to be around 48" x 54"; but then I was on Tisha's Mexican Star thread and Klue posted a link to a folded border for her quilt. And on the same page was this combo of snail and jacob's ladder which I prefer AND because it introduces a third fabric, should mean I have enough! http://www.islandcrime.com/quilts.htm

    What do you think? And what would be a good colour with the purple? I'll go look in my stash! Oh BW - you've got my brain a buzzin! I love it! :D

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    k,

    i know that you're a creative sort of girl (i have a daughter who i think is older than you) and i expect to see something great out of this or i want them back.
    actually, i have more of the 3-colorway fabric so if you need more let me know. no more of the others.

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    and you're very welcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222
    Your the best butterflywing!! That was so nice of you.

    If my post office got that package back, they would never know who it was that had sent it. You must live in a small community, barb.
    i really live in a large community. but how many butterflywings do you think there are around here? the return address was gone but the return name was still there. my mailman knew it immediately! he came over right away and told me he had a surprise for me. grinning from ear to ear. what a good guy, right? it's karma.

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    That was really sweet!! I am glad your package FINALLY arrived.

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    Ah , BW, what a sweetheart you are!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    i expect to see something great out of this or i want them back.
    bw
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    Hey - EVERYTHING I make is great! :mrgreen: (well, YOU said I was egocentric! :lol: )

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    Oh, those are great fabs K...and really nice of you BW to send the grate all wrapped up pretty! I think those will look fantastic together k!

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    OK here's my plan for the purples - with a calico floral from my stash; the fabrics are the closest I could find in Quilt Wizard which is all I have - when I grow up maybe I'll get EQ6! Hope it attachs never tried before! :D
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    BTW the outer border is a purple solid I got from Rhonda, the inner dark squares are the batiky one from BW - they tone prefectly!

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