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Thread: Button Box without the buttons

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    Button Box without the buttons

    All customer quilts are out the door so now it's time for me to quilt my own tops. This quilt know as "Butterfly Fields" to the local folks is also know as "Button Box" in the Leisure Arts Book "Quick and Easy Scrap Quilts" by Patricia Wilens. I chose Hobbs 80/20 batting and quilted it with what is know as freehand "Terry Twist" stitching. The quilt measures 87 by 106. It is also the first quilt that I attached the binding on with my longarm. Haven't yet stitched the binding to the back but that will be done in the new year. All the background pieces are 3 1/2 inch bits and pieces of different muslins left from prior projects and the "butterflies" are all scraps (some very small scraps) cut at 2 inch squares to sew on the corners of the muslin squares. I know I am very partial, but I love this quilt! Hope you enjoy looking.
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    OMG that is beautiful.
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    Beautiful!!
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    Absolutely stunning quilt

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    Gorgeous quilt and excellent quilting. Thanks for posting.

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    I absolutely love quilts with a lot of white in them. What is your backing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NikkiLu View Post
    I absolutely love quilts with a lot of white in them. What is your backing?
    I used unbleached muslin for the backing.

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    oh i LOVE IT!!! great job! that gives me some inspiration---on what to do with all those muslin scraps---and maybe some of the scraps filling 3 drawers in my sewing room
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    I love this quilt also and find that I am drawn to quilts with a lot of white in them - but have yet to make one! Thanks for sharing, this pattern actually looks like one I might try. Love it!

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    I have lots of very small scraps. This a wonderful pattern to use them on! Your quilt is gorgeous!
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    Very beautiful and oh so 30's looking. Way to go using up scraps.
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    WOW!!!!! That is gorgeous.

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    Love it and the quilting is perfect.

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    This is simply beautiful and looks like a field full of butterflies. Stunning and the quilting is wonderful. Great job. Thank you for sharing.
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    Simply beautiful!
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    The quilt is stunning; the quilting makes it very special!
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    I LOVE it too...Simply Beautiful!!
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    very pretty great way to us scraps
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    Stunning quilt. Great job!!
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    Beautiful quilt!

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    That is stunning. Lovely quilting.
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    awesome!!! inspiration!!!!!

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    BEAUTIFUL QUILT! Love it! Great job!

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    That is very beautiful.
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    That is so pretty!!!
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