I made this for my manager's first granddaughter. As you can see, I am a bit after the fact. I used a Twirl charm pack by Me and My sister for Moda. The outer border and binding are fabrics from that same line. I have two of the charm packs and until I got this together I did not realize the pack I used did NOT have the border fabric in it. It did have 43 squares in it. I am thinking someone might have swapped some out.
I used bits of flannel I already had for the backing.
The butterflies in the corners are all slightly different but all done with variegated threads.
I did not intend to quilt over the butterflies but.... I worked nights last night. I had this loaded on the frame and the first pass done. I went down and started the second one this morning and forgot to stop for the butterfly. It turned out far better than I expected (or I would have ripped it out).
Lucy is a Leap Day baby.
My youngest had a teacher in second grade whose birthday was Leap Day. He decided that would be super cool and kept asking me why I didn't wait another day to have him - his birthday is February 28. It took a year or so to convince him it was impossible because he was NOT born in a leap year. I was NOT carrying that child 21 months!
I quilted this with some yellow thread from Connecting Threads. It is kind of linty but I find I do just fine if I am vigilant about cleaning my machine and oil it. I used some Superior Threads Bottom Line for the bobbin. That is REALLY nice thread. For fun I took both of them to work last night and looked at them under the microscope. You can really see that the Bottom Line has ZERO lint.
I am apprehensive about this quilt because Mom is an artist. I mean a serious, studied art, does beautiful miniature paintings that look like post cards, artist. What was I thinking? Hopefully, that she appreciates the effort and the color! I am not pleased with the binding but am not motivated enough tonight to redo it. I have to work on prom dresses and dance costumes this weekend...I don't even have daughters!
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