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Thread: Orange Butterflies, Butterflies, Butterflies!

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    Super Member SaraSewing's Avatar
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    As I sort through my scraps, I found that I have lots of orange. And it is not my favorite color. So I dreamed a way to use lots of the orange! Butterflies!

    As my grandkids turn 6 years old, I make them a new twin quilt for their bed, since little kid stuff is outgrown and outdated. My little gal turns 6 on March 20 and here is her quilt.

    It has a sub-story going on too. My 88 year old mother was living with us. As I cut the fabric, she never ceased to be amazed at a rotary cutter and mat. Then she said "I speak to embroidery on the 'antlers'."

    As each block was done, she started in. Some of them are pretty wonky and strange, but it was her doing. Then when there were only 2 left, Mother had a stroke and passed away a few days later (Feb 24). I am a hospice nurse, so I felt right in my element to take care of her at home. It was busy, but a very satisfying and peaceful time.

    This little quilt is from little Sariah's granmother (me) and her great grandmother! I hope she appreciates it when she's older. Sariah spent several days with us just two weeks before her old Gran died, so I think she'll remember her.

    Orange Butterfly twin quilt
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    Gracie approved the final product
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    The back
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    I love it :thumbup:

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    These are so cute!

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    The story is as beautful as the quilt. I am glad your mother passed peacefullly and that little Sarah will have such a delightful way to remember her.

    Thank you for sharing.

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    What a cute, precious memory for Sariah. You did a wonderful job all around. :-)

    Jan in VA

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    Your quilt is beautiful and I bet Sariah will think so too.

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    lovely, and will always be special due to Gran.

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    I love Sariah's quilt and the adorable quilt inspector!!! I must be one of the few that like orange. Such a wonderful heirlom.

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    A beautiful quilt and a beautiful story. And I'm glad your quilt inspector approves!

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    You must be a mind reader!!! I was wondering if I would be too bold to ask for the patterns of your lovely heirloom.Thank you for your generosity!!
    Quote Originally Posted by SaraSewing
    There were four different patterns. I've included the links in case anyone wants the patterns.

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    The quilt is beautiful and a wonderful treasure for you little DGD.

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    WONDERFUL STORY AND QUILT

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    What a beautiful quilt and precious memories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laceybritt
    You must be a mind reader!!! I was wondering if I would be too bold to ask for the patterns of your lovely heirloom.Thank you for your generosity!!
    Quote Originally Posted by SaraSewing
    There were four different patterns. I've included the links in case anyone wants the patterns.
    The pattern is something I always look for in quilts I like. I couldn't possibly make all of them in the next 150 years, but I like the option to have 'em handy! I find the majority of my patterns free on the internet.

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    What a great quilt for your DGD. Did you put a dent in your orange scraps? This is a terrific idea for them, that is for sure! And the precious memories to boot. You did an awesome job.

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    I love it! Got this one bookmarked. I love the butterflies, and I also have a lot of orange. Don't know how, because it is not a favorite color. But I do buy a lot of fabric from goodwill's and garage sales, and clearance racks.

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    Beautiful. Love the colors! So bright and cheerful!

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    Oh so nice..i do love orange!

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    I love it and I LOVE the fact that you mom helped with it!

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    I was truly blessed hearing and seeing this beautiful quilt. And as you see love butterflys. But was not able to click on the links you gave . I will look again now that I see how beautiful yours have turned out and want to make one too. Hope you know that is a compliment from my heart.

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    Great job on the quilt. Granddaughter must love that quilt to pieces. Lots of good memories she had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutty
    I was truly blessed hearing and seeing this beautiful quilt. And as you see love butterflys. But was not able to click on the links you gave . I will look again now that I see how beautiful yours have turned out and want to make one too. Hope you know that is a compliment from my heart.
    You'll probably have to cut/paste for the links. When they are in the body of the text it works, but now I've discovered they don't copy in photo headers!

    http://clothworkstextiles.com/patter...oad.asp?ID=183

    http://www.quilterscache.com/B/Bisfo...rflyBlock.html

    http://www.fvqg.org/pdffiles/may08bom.pdf

    http://quiltine.free.fr/page%201214_sampler14.htm

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    Darling butterfly quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimmy P
    I love it! Got this one bookmarked. I love the butterflies, and I also have a lot of orange. Don't know how, because it is not a favorite color. But I do buy a lot of fabric from goodwill's and garage sales, and clearance racks.
    Orange is not my fav either. But the majority of my scraps are in FQ, left from sewing the operating room hats that nurses wear. I get whatever they choose since they buy the fabric and pay me, and all I do is sew the hat and get the scraps!!

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