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    Old 09-17-2013, 07:52 PM
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    DH's aunt was diagnosed with cancer in January and after treatment it was found that it had metastasized in her brain. Her mother and brother, DH's grandmother and uncle have both passed in this past year, so, needless to say, it's been a very rough year on the family and especially her. When she asked me to make her a bed-sized butterfly quilt in yellows and blacks, in memory of her late mother and brother, I thought of this quilt.

    I used variegated yellow thread to do stippling within the wings, black thread to do SID around the black pinwheels in both the wings and outside accent blocks and I did a FMQ cable design in the butterfly's body. To quilt the background, I used a very pale yellow quilting thread and did stippling, but incorporated hidden butterflies in the stippling, using about 10 different butterfly designs to add interest. In the black border I did another FMQ cable design. To make the quilt longer, I just added another strip of background fabric to the top and bottom of the pinwheel border.
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    Old 09-17-2013, 07:58 PM
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    Absolutely beautiful! Those tough times are made better when we can literally wrap ourselves up in the love of our family!
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    Old 09-17-2013, 08:27 PM
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    Beautiful. Thoughts & prayers for your family.
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    Old 09-17-2013, 08:32 PM
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    Absolutely beautiful! Brings to mind the old hymn, " I'll fly away..."
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    Old 09-17-2013, 08:47 PM
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    Beautiful for sure!! I love how you used the twister to make the butterfly. Love love love it!
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    Old 09-17-2013, 08:51 PM
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    So pretty and bright!
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    Old 09-17-2013, 09:19 PM
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    Truly awesome quilt!!
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    Old 09-17-2013, 10:42 PM
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    That is so lovely, and I love how you've 'hidden' all the butterflies in the quilting. I'm sure it will be a treasure to her.
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    You honored them well in this beautiful masterpiece! Prayers and {{{{hugs}}}} to your family!
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    Old 09-18-2013, 12:08 AM
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    What a loving memory for your family.
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