Fall Butterflies Quilt

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Yesterday I finished this UFO quilt and went out in the rain to get some pictures. It was cold, wet and just a plain old yucky day.

The quilt  measures 52″ x 70″

Fall Butterflies Quilt
Fall Butterflies Quilt lying on logs by the river

Fall Butterflies Quilt

This was a quilt that I started last December for my granddaughter’s birthday in……January.

Fall Butterflies Quilt

She was turning 4 and loved butterflies so I found this butterfly print and she helped me pick out some prints to border the quilt.

I finished the top but it never got quilted. Last week when I made the mini twister I had the taupe thread on my machine and pulled this quilt down to start quilting it.

When my granddaughter came over last weekend and we were “playing” in my sewing room and I asked her if we should pick some colors out for a quilt and she said no and walked over to this one and said “this is my quilt”.

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I felt so bad…………so I figured it was time to get it finished. I can’t wait to give it to her!

Fall Butterflies Quilt

I put a block of the fabric on the back and then added muslin around it, added Warm & Natural batting (my bolt is starting to get low) and did a fairly large stipple quilting.

Butterfly Quilt rolled up

After I took the pictures outside I couldn’t wait to throw it in the washer and dryer……I love the way quilts look afterward. You can see it  in my UFO Challenge 2011 post back in December but there are no photos of the piecing….didn’t think about showing the process at that time. This was a pattern from McCall’s Quick Quilts Dec/Jan 2011 called Manor House by Kari Nichols.

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16 Comments

  1. Sunni @Love Affair with my Brother says:

    It turned out perfect! At least you made it before her next birthday!!
    Hope it was only 1 day of work!
    Thanks for linking @ This Week!

  2. Great butterflies quilt! Congrats on another finish.

  3. It turned out great – I can see why your grand daughter wanted it finished! She is going to love it.

  4. Great quilt and I really like how you pieced the back!

  5. Josie McRazie says:

    Snow Connie, don't forget the snow!! You are lucky the wind didn't take those beautiful butterflys away with it!! Isn't it just a great sence of accomplishment when a WIP becomes a whatever it is supposed to be (in this case a quilt)! Your granddaughter will have a great birthday (or christmas) gift this year!! Well done!!

  6. free indeed says:

    Lovely quilt! I like the border treatment…it really sets it just right too.

  7. Step-parent's Cove says:

    Connie, I haven't been online as much but I have missed your quilts. Your blog is so refreshing! I just simply love this pattern. I think I will try making this one for an older lady I know. Take care!

  8. Denise :) says:

    That butterfly quilt was just the thing to brighten up a dreary day! Hmmmm…I'm with you on the one day work thing. 🙂

  9. Your grand daughter is going to be thrilled to see it after waiting so patiently. and good luck with Builder Bob's work schedule!

  10. Great looking quilt. The colours just come out and slap you in face…in a good way that is..lol

  11. The quilt looks wonderful out in the rain and I can understand why your granddaughter wanted this one finished ,it is gorgeous!I like the way you pieced the back as well.

  12. Ой какая красота !!! Какое летнее одеяло получилось ! И природа у вас очень красивая ! Мне нравиться жить около воды .

  13. Connie, your quilt makes any day much brighter! Who cares if it's raining…the sun is shining on this quilt! It's beautiful!