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Thread: UFO -- finally pieced but not quilted

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    UFO -- finally pieced but not quilted

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    I had tried to make up a design a few years ago with the "diamond" blocks but man, I didn't realize the importance of the 1/4" seam and trying to stay straight. A lot of add on's and trimming to try and get them usable but I finally got them somewhat into square.

    I only had 12 of them so I had to come up with something else...choices were limited as I didn't have any more of the solids I used for the diamonds (was real thin anyway) so I had some marbled blenders that matched pretty well.

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    In the middle of each solid block I embroidered a really cool butterfly (from Embroidery Library I believe) using our Brother 2800. This also shows the butterfly fabric a little better too.

    My Dad (almost 82) is staying with us for a while after his stroke and he just loves "helping" me in the evenings so I have asked him to be on the ironing detail...he irons all the seams flat and on the front also. He can't wait to start another top with all the blocks I have sitting around from different swaps.

    Sometime I'll get brave and use these to practice on the long arm we got in May
    Last edited by moonwork42029; 06-18-2012 at 08:16 PM.
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    your butterflies are cute

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    heh, I have a brother as you do.. love to know where you picked up the embroidery. Pls PM me.
    Fun quilt top ! enjoy the long arm experience !!

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    Love the butterflies...great job!

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    Absolutely Adorable! A creative use of colors.
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    Very nice! I love butterfly fabric.
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    Really great job!!!!!

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    great quilt!
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    Thanks y'all... left other blocks on the table for my Dad to "play" with today, lol. Maybe he'll lay out a top too.
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    I see wonderful quilting possibilities using some of the embroidered elements in the butterfly.

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    Nice! So great to have a speacil helper! I miss my Mom helping me. Sh is very fragile as of late and also leagelly blind. She was a painter and knitter. Always had something to do! Guess I get it from her. Idle Hands are the Devils Workshop! Luann in CT
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    Very beautiful, I like the butterflies.
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    It's lovely! Enjoyed your story so much about your dad and how he enjoys ironing and helping you. You both make a great team!
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    awwww..Beautiful quilt, but even sweeter that your Dad helps out! I miss my Dad a lot He died in 2007. I am happy you are spending time you both enjoy together

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    Like how you very creatively rescued your UFO! I have some that need that too...shall I send them to you? LOL!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tweety2911 View Post
    It's lovely! Enjoyed your story so much about your dad and how he enjoys ironing and helping you. You both make a great team!
    That story is so sweet... a real "awwwwwwwwwwww" moment. And I love your quilt. The diamond blocks are great & the butterfly blocks are the perfect addition! Great job!
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    How fun. The quilt is striking. I like it. And hey...teach your dad to long arm.
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    Dad did try the long arm once and I think the would do a small quilt if we challenged him to do it....but first we have to challenge ourselves to do once (gulp) .

    He's already helping get another set of blocks "squared" up ... boy is he a task master.
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    It looks wonderful! Love your embroidery!

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    Really a cute little quilt, great job and thank you for sharing.
    Have a Blessed day
    Ellen

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