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« on: January 21, 2010 09:27:08 AM »

My mom loves rainbows and butterflies. I made this for her for Christmas, it is a lap quilt and she loved it. I also made a matching rice pack out of the extra fabric. I'm not sure if this is technically a quilt, b/c I tied the layers together with yarn like my grandma did when she made blankets.

This picture is true to color.

I embroidered this in the bottom corner.

This shows detail for the white strip of fabric on the ends, I love the little sparkle flowers.

The fabric I used for the backing.

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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2010 09:41:18 AM »

This is a beautiful quilt. My granny Smith made several that she tied together just like this one. I think you did a great job =)

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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2010 09:46:51 AM »

Pretty colors! Consider it a tied quilt! I bet your mom loves it!

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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2010 10:05:48 AM »

That's beautiful - I bet she was delighted!

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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2010 11:39:04 AM »

So gorgeous! Love rainbows and the butterfly fabric is so pretty.
May I ask how the tying is done? I would like to try that technique as my hand sewing is awful and my machine just cant handle quilts.

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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2010 03:23:51 PM »

This really is gorgeous! I bet your mother absolutely loved it.

« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2010 05:24:14 PM »

I like the contrast of the bright colours with the greys on the sides. Very nice.

« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2010 05:54:51 PM »

So gorgeous! Love rainbows and the butterfly fabric is so pretty.
May I ask how the tying is done? I would like to try that technique as my hand sewing is awful and my machine just cant handle quilts.

I sandwich the layers of the quilt together and use safety pins that are made for quilting (they are bent in the middle) to hold it all together. I cut a bunch of lengths of yarn about 6 inches long. I then take a large needle, thread it with the yarn and at the intersections of the blocks I make a stitch through all three layers down and back through (does that make sense?). Then I tie the two ends together securely and trim the ends to about two inches.

I don't know what size the needle is or what it is called. I've been using the ones from my grandmother's supplies that I got when she passed.
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2010 07:59:41 PM »

I love this, I'ma sucker for rainbows too.  I also love the greyscale fabrics you bordered it with...I would love a see a quilt made just with these, like maybe a log cabin pattern...
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« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2010 08:21:03 PM »

So, so, SOOO great!  I love the back almost as much as the front.  And I am crazy for rainbows too, they make me totally happy, and when paired with butterflies, what could be better?

In my book it is for sure considered a quilt, since it's a top, a middle and a bottom.  Tying is just another way of keeping the layers together.  You did great!

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