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Thread: Madame Butterfly Quilt for Kennedy

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    Here is the butterfly quilt I just finished for my granddaughter. If I was to do it again, I would choose a different color for the spots on the purple part of the wings. Otherwise, I like it. Hope she does...

    Don't be fooled about the size. The wing span is 60" from tip to tip. And each wing is 48" from top to bottom. This is a big quilt, just like the owl and the turtle.

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    I Love the colors and I am sure she will also :lol:

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    LOVE IT!

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    This is absolutely stinking adorable! I've never seen anything like it. And I LOVE lime green and purple so I think the spots are perfect.

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    I'm glad you like it. I always get nervous that it won't come together...especially when I do my own thing colorwise. I usually follow the color scheme from the pattern, but this time I wanted bold colors not all pastels.

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    that is a very cool lil quilt.tfs

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    She will certainly love it!!!

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    Very cute!

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    How cute!!!!!

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    I love the way you do those...thinking outside the box

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    I had to make 7 of those for Christmas presents. So far I have made a turtle, a fish, ladybug, and two cats. I have the two butterflies left to go. Yours is lovely.

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    It is absolutely adorable, as were the others. Your grandbabies will be so thrilled.

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    It's so cute. Great colors! Go rest your hands from all that cutting!

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    Gwyn, Your quilts are so unique. I love them and I'm sure the butterfly and I'm sure your granddaughte will too!

    PS Loved the Owl and turtle too!!

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    That's just too cute. Love the colors.

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    Adorable!! How in the world did you manage to get the size you wanted? That must have been some designing!!

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    love the colors is purple her favorite color

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    Quote Originally Posted by clem55
    Adorable!! How in the world did you manage to get the size you wanted? That must have been some designing!!
    I would love to claim this design but I didn't. It is a pattern from Simplicity. There are 9 quilts in 3 different patterns. The turtle, caterpillar, and dinosaur on one. The butterfly, owl and a flower on another. The cat, dog and teddy bear are on the third. These are out of print, but you can find them on ebay. That is where I got mine. I was surprised by the size when I started, but I'm okay with it now. Any smaller and they would just be wall hangings. This size they can be used for a very long time.

    If you decide to make these quilts I suggest you use flannel for the batting. It makes the quilting lots easier and the cutting is easier. If you use batting, use a really thin one. They are quite heavy just with the flannel. For the next one, I am only going to use the top fabric and the flannel backing. If they aren't stiff enough, I'll add the inner layer of flannel after just a few pieces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carhop
    love the colors is purple her favorite color
    I don't know. She is into dresses the flutter out when she spins. Her mom can't get her to wear pants except leggings and dresses. This little one is a grandmother's dream. She uses 2-3 dresses a day (she is only 2). I'm making a new 1-2 every month. She also loves dolls. Doesn't have a true favorite just yet. My mother and I are giving her an American Girl doll for her 5th birthday. Mom bought it this past fall and I will be making clothes for her. I'm going to make matching dresses for them for the 5th birthday too.

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    This quilt was so cute I just logged onto ebay and bought a patterns to make one for my daughter :) Thanks for the idea.

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    Love the butterfly, and the spots on the purple wings pop out quite nicely.

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    Can't wait to get my turtle pattern from Simplicity. Yours are beautiful.

    Was it difficult to do?

    Merry Christmas to your and yours.

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    Beautiful butterfly. She will love it. Great job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skydiver70
    Can't wait to get my turtle pattern from Simplicity. Yours are beautiful.

    Was it difficult to do?

    Merry Christmas to your and yours.
    They aren't difficult to do, but you need to follow directions really carefully. You won't believe the yardage requirements, but they are pretty much right on. There will be extra, but the extras are good size pieces.

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