Mixed Up Butterflies

geezerfolks_SharonG_FLJune 19, 2006

This is just the top and I got the idea for this quilt from the Bento Box pattern. I started out with a 6" square and added 2 rows (fabric cut 3") all the way around the square (light/dark/light or dark/light/dark). at this point, the block measured 16" - I then cut it in half (both ways) ending up with 4 - 8" squares. Then combined them. I used different butterfly squares for the center.

I plan to finish this up north and give it to my grandson's wife.

SharonG/FL

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msmeow

Sharon, that's beautiful! I love the colors and the placement. Hope your grandson & his wife love it!

Donna

    Bookmark   June 19, 2006 at 3:44PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Thank you, Donna. It really went quickly with the blocks being so large to start with. I might use this pattern using a kids I Spy sort of thing. It was fun to do and for me, at this point in time, that's what quilting is about.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2006 at 8:25AM
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Karen_sl

Thats really cool...wouldn't that be good for scrap strips?
Karen L

    Bookmark   June 20, 2006 at 7:00PM
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laurainsdca

How nice -- what a neat effect. Another great idea for how to use "large prints" effectively.

I love the colors and how the square quarters create a pattern.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2006 at 1:17PM
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fran1523

I like that a lot. It has a lot of graphic appeal with the light and dark.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2006 at 12:44PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Thank you. Starting with a 16" block and then cutting to 4 8" blocks made this top go really fast. I really enjoyed doing it and hope to be able to do another one. I bought the fleece for the backing yesterday and want to get it washed tomorrow so I can start getting it together. My daughter is getting a sewing machine from her SIL today, so I'll check that over and see if it's something I can use or if I will need to go out and buy one.

SharonG/FL (now in Indiana for awhile and not able to get on computer too often)

    Bookmark   June 25, 2006 at 2:58PM
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love2sew

Here is Sharron's quilt using the bento box pattern. Hope it helps
Jean

    Bookmark   March 15, 2008 at 8:13PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Jean, You have a good memory!!!! I had forgotten I made this!

Looking at it now, almost 2 years later, I think the center blocks should have had a better light and dark look to them.

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   March 15, 2008 at 9:53PM
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love2sew

I just remembered someone doing a really nice quilt that inspired me to do one in country colors. Mine isn't quilted yet, but it is a very easy fun quilt to do.
Jean

    Bookmark   March 17, 2008 at 11:59PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Jean, Hope you post a picture of your quilt! I get lots of inspiration from pictures posted and then tweak them to make them 'my way.' I've found that I really don't like long drawn out patterns that take forever to make (although, I've done them in the past) and this one helps to use up scraps.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2008 at 10:01AM
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