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Thread: The Very First Quilt I've Designed Myself!

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    Here it is! A few months back I posted that my step-sister's fiancee was killed in an accident, leaving her to raise four boys. To help her grieve, I started this comfort quilt for her, combining her three favorite things (besides her lost love and boys)~butterflies, owls and purple. I designed and then figured measurements for the center panel and then just kept adding and designing from there. I wasn't sure how to subtly add the butterflies so I took the four corner blocks and FMQ some butterflies in there to quilt and added some embroidered butterflies to the quilt label.

    This is a pic of the whole quilt.
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    A close-up of the center panel with three owls, all in different states of sleepiness.
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    A close-up of one of the "night owl" blocks.
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    Very pretty! She will love it I'm sure!

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    You did an awesome job!!! Your step-sister will love it.

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    It's beautiful! And you're VERY creative! I love the sleepy owls!

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    Beautiful!

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    What a loving thing for you to do...great job on designing it yourself...God Bless

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    A few more pics~ (Whoops! I must have left a few straggly threads on there, :lol: ).

    A close-up of the cloud with batting behind it...I believe it's called "trapunto"?
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    The quilt label with butterflies.
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    A close-up of one of the owls.
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    Thanks! It was meant to help her heal but I spent so much time on the phone with her while making this (she lives 4 hours away-one trip), that sewing and quilting it really helped me heal from grieving FOR her. She doesn't know she's getting it yet and I can't wait to see her and just wrap her up in a hug with it.

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    She'll find comfort with your special design - your caring shines through in your work

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    A wonderful gift. You are a special person.

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    You did a great job!! :thumbup: :D

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    Your quilt is beautiful, love all the owls! What a wonderful way to wrap comfort all around your step-sister and her young family.

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    Very nice, I'm sure it'll bring great healing just from all the love in it! That moda marble swirl is one of my favorites, I just special ordered 6 yards of it a few weeks ago from my LQS =)

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    That is one beautiful quilt. I love the owls. My grandmother loved owls and collected anything "owly." Now when I see them I remember her. My sister (who could be her clone) has started a mini owl collection.

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    Beautiful Quilt.

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    Such a lovely quilt for your step-sister. I can see all the love that went into it. You did a fabulous job!!

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    Awwww what a special friend you are!! This quilt is priceless :D:D:D

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    What a wonderful labor of love for your step-sister. She will love it and you for your kindness :)
    It's adorable, by the way! The owls sleepy eyes are precious!!

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    What a wonderful gift. You are a special person to make sure you took your gift really fit your step-sister.

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    Beautiful quilt and very cute design! You did a wonderful job quilting.

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    How cute!! Great job, I love it.

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    I love it and esp love the picket fence...reminds me of a garden and I am also a gardener as well as a quilter. Also reminds me of the old owl that frequents my yard...on a quiet night sitting outside it will "HOOT" loudly and scare the bejeezus out of you. Your step sister will love it

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    Beautiful design, great work. I love the quilt.

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    Beautiful quilt.

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    i love everything about it. :thumbup:

    it's absolutely adorable and well planned. you could have a future as a quilt designer. :thumbup:

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