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    Hanky butterfly quilt

    I thought this was lovely, now to go dig out all my hankies from the drawer.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-66223-1.htm

    This is the quilt as you go method that is mentioned, the lady gives more detailed pictures (page 5) and the final quilt (page 7).
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-52698-1.htm

    PS I've had a play and the butterflies are not very hard to fold, if anyone needs help with how they are done let me know.
    Lynn

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain" Anonymous.

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    That's pretty!

    Hugs,
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      #3
      Re: Hanky butterfly quilt

      Beautiful butterfly quilt!

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        #4
        Re: Hanky butterfly quilt

        Gorgeous! Thanks for the link! Might be a good way to utilize that box of handkerchiefs inherited from the mil. Even one folded and mounted and framed.....hmm....a great keepsake for the grand-daughters. Thanks for the idea! SuzyQue

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          #5
          Re: Hanky butterfly quilt

          Ooooh, ooooooooh, oooooooh. Thanks for finding and sharing this. I've got a HUGE collections of hankies and have always wanted to utilize them in a quilt . . . not really sentimental ones so I wouldn't mind even machine sewing them down. This definitely goes on my list of things to do.
          Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
          it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

          "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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            #6
            Re: Hanky butterfly quilt

            Thank you so much for posting - your quilt is beautiful! I would like to know how you folded them? I have a bunch that were my girlfriends Aunt's and I would love to make a lap blanket for her out of them. I have fooled around trying to fold them but alas they look like crumpled moths, not beautiful butterflys!!! Any directions you can give would be greatly appreciated.

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              #7
              Re: Hanky butterfly quilt

              Hi Tamsterg

              Thankyou, but this is not my quilt, sadly, I would love to own it though, I have just provided a link to this quilt so others can enjoy it.

              Now for instructions:

              Firstly lay out the square of fabric you are going to attach the butterfly to, then fold your hanky in half diagonally, find the centre, stick a pin in it, put the hanky down on the square with the pin where you want the head of the butterfly to be, use the pin to pin the hanky to the square. At this point this is the only place you want the hanky to be pinned.

              Now go down to the centre point, straight down from the 'head', this will be the tail of the butterfly body, pin this point.

              Now decide how wide you want the body to be (refer to photo in the link), this is the part that protrudes past the wings. At this spot hold the hanky and tuck some of the hanky under the 'body'. This will pull the wing down a little giving it the slope/angle you see in the picture, when you are happy with this pin at that spot securing the pleat you tucked under. Do the same on the other side, make sure they are about even. The width may vary on each butterfly as you like, or to show off some nice design that may be in the corner. Now you can pin the wings.

              You can now applique the edges and down the body in whatever way you prefer, hand stitch or machine stitch, applique stitch or fancy stitch, whatever you think will suit the hankies best.

              Now embellish to your hearts content with embroidery or beads or whatever takes you fancy, don't forget antlers.

              I hope this was clear enough.
              Lynn

              "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain" Anonymous.

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                #8
                Re: Hanky butterfly quilt

                Lynn, thank you for the directions - they were perfectly understandable. I have experimented with my hankies and I think I just about have this down! When I get my project finished (which might be a long while since this is my first quilt), I will post a pic! Thanks again for your help.

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