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Handful of Scraps, quilts, Wagon’s West (dresden plates)

Butterfly Parade quilt top is finished!  now on to quilting it.  Right now it has finished at 43 x 49 inches – I know a bit smaller than some of you thought it would be but keep in mind my design wall might be smaller than some of you think it is 94 x 80 so before the seams were all put in, it was taking up a bit of space.  I will machine quilt it simply – maybe a straight line through the 4 patches and — then something!  I will figure it out when I get to it.  I do think I will add a narrow border to it before I get started quilting, just something to be able to square it all up a bit without cutting into seams.  I don’t want to cut into the half square triangle points and they are not all perfectly even right now – but once I put a narrow border on I can square that part up without it being as noticeable.  I need to look through the shelves and see what I have – the white that is already in use or a print?  I think the white would be better but first I will look.

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A little more progress on Wagon’s West – I’m working on the block on the right side right now.  Linking up to Esther’s Blog today and Lorna’s Sew Fresh Quilts and to Quilt Fabrication and My Quilt Infatuation.

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Mindless work, thread basting hexies for Handful of Scraps.

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I’m glad I found a use for the Frivol’s Containers that I have.

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and a second one for the “flowers” which will be neatly stacked to begin with also as I get more of the colors chosen.

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5 comments… add one
  • Deb Jul 13, 2016

    I think the white or something very very pale because this has a soft dreamy look to it.

    You finished this too quickly. You should probably do an applique border of incredibly difficult to sew butterflies and stretch it out a bit, HA HA! 🙂
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  • Mari Jul 13, 2016

    Very pretty! I always cut off at least one triangle point. It’s not a proper quilt without it. I agree, it needs a soft print or a white border so it won’t compete with the lovely piecing. Love the wagon wheels, too! And good for you for finding a use for those silly containers!
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  • Wendy Jul 13, 2016

    Clever idea for the frivols tins — I’ve been trying to think of how to reuse them! Your quilts are lovely!
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  • Helen Anne Jul 13, 2016

    The butterflies are lovely. Looking forward to seeing how you border it
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  • Susan Jul 14, 2016

    Love the color choices on Butterfly Parade – so soft! Thanks for showing this prettiness on Midweek Makers
    Susan

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