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Park City Girl is hosting an online quilt festival.  It sounds like fun and a great way to get some new inspiration.  Be sure to check it out.

This is my entry..

Butterflies

Butterflies

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This is a wallhanging that I made at the request of my son and daughter-in-law.  The center was a batik panel that I ordered online.  The border fabrics were leftovers from the quilt I made them for a wedding gift.  Although it was promised for Christmas ’07 and not delivered until Christmas ’08 they were very happy.  It was the first time I had done any quilting with metallic thread and the first time I had done so much background quilting.  I posted about this piece here when it was completed.  I hope to see some of your work too.

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Yeah, it only took a little more than a year but finally, I finished the butterfly wallhanging for Greg and Vanessa that was promised to them last Christmas.  By last, I don’t mean the one last week, I mean the one in 2007.

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butterfly beads & crystals

I did Diane-shiko in the background as well as some fill between the leaves.  It took me forever but I really liked the way it turned out.  Once all the quilting was completed, I added beads and crystals.  My biggest mistake was adding the border and binding before doing the background quilting.  I’ll know better next time.  As I said, this took forever but it took quite a while for the piece to talk to me.  I think Greg and Vanessa were pleased with the final product.

I also made a microwave heat pack for Su for Christmas.  It was very easy thanks to the tutorial on Carla’s blog.  The photo isn’t very good but you get the idea.microwavable-heat-wrap-for-su-1208 The fabric is a nice flannel with angels that I have been hording for many years because I was waiting for the perfect reason to us it.  What more perfect project could there have been?

I also finished another small bag made with Christmas fabric.  So, I actually finished three projects in the last month.  Wow, that’s gotta be a new record. I continue to work on the oriental flower as well as the blooming 9-patch.

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