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Thread: Flying Pterodactyls

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    Flying Pterodactyls

    This quilt has a story. I posted pics of a quilt I made for DD for Christmas
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...s-t171810.html
    When I was complaining that I was having issues with finding bright batiks in my area, my DS sent me a box of batiks and ‘blenders’ that she purchased from Connecting Threads sale in her town. They were all ¼ yard pieces and I was so excited, you’d have thought I had a box of jewels in the mail!
    When I made DD’s quilt, I misjudged the size (math is NOT my forte’) and made a large flying geese border (made from left over fabric that went into making the sashing around blocks) to put around the outside edge. They were WAY too wide and would have made the quilt drag on the ground. I removed those borders and applied more appropriate ones to DD’s quilt. She was very happy with it by the way! When I told another DS what I had done, and the size of the actual borders (25” wide) her comment was “Those aren’t flying geese, those are flying pterodactyls!”

    As you can see the borders went together to make another King sized quilt…named by DS… behold my ‘Flying Pterodactyl” quilt.

    Thank you Sisters! I love you!
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    Love, love the colors and the quilting is wonderful. It looks like you have about 3 quilts in one there. Lucky DD.
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    Beautiful.

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    wow!love it !the back is as beautiful as the front!

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    Beautiful quilt!
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    Super wow three times. I love them all.
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    WOW!! I love your quilt or should I say quilts!! Beautiful colors and fabulous quilting!!! Thanks for sharing!

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    Beautiful.
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    Stunning quilt!! I love the vibrant colors and the quilting is fab!

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    Beautiful quilts! Love the bright colors.
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    Beautiful
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    funny story. love it
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    Very beautiful quilts.
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    How inspiring! Great use of color and graphics! Kudos!
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    Just beautiful! Awesome quilting!!!!!

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    Wow and double wow!! They are gorgeous. Love the bright colors and the quilting.
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    Beautiful...

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    Beautiful colorful quilts. Great work.

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    I love every one of them! You did a wonderful job piecing and the quilting is georgous, also.

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    All are gorgeous! Love the quilt name!
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    Love those pterodactyls! Isn't it great when a mistake turns out so well?
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    A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! WOW absolutely GORGEOUS!
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    Beautiful quilt Sis, but then all of yours have been. Color me green (with envy).

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    love the bright colors - great job

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    Quote Originally Posted by breezyquilts View Post
    WOW!! I love your quilt or should I say quilts!! Beautiful colors and fabulous quilting!!! Thanks for sharing!
    Ditto. Could not have said it any better. BrendaK
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