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Category Quilting
Type Quilt
Style Art
Joke Lady on

What materials did you use? 100 % cotton fabric for top and 100% cotton flannel for thermal layer.

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I assembled the quilt in sections around a central panel of fabric with butterflies printed on a patterned background. While I was working on this project, a real butterfly flew into my studio and landed on the quilt. It walked around on the fabric for several minutes but was particulatly attracted to red. It was all the validation I needed that I had chosen the right colors. This quilt won 1st Place at the county fair in the category of art quilts.

08/15/2014 Flag

In order to do the elaborate appliques, free-motion quilting, and thread painting that I wanted to do, I assembled the quilt in three smaller sections which facilitated the manipulation of the quilt. Several times I have used this technique for assembling quilts in sections and I feel comfortable using it. Using flannel as the thermal layer also makes elaborate quilting easier. This was a fun project.

08/15/2014 Flag

Love the beautiful butterfly appliques. Congrats on achieving such a harmonious quilt. No wonder it won 1st place.

08/15/2014 Flag

Very, very nice quilt! And your quilting certainly enhances the piece!

08/16/2014 Flag

Congratulations! I love butterflies. Nice.

08/23/2014 Flag