Butterfly Irish Chain

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I had great fun with this Butterfly Irish Chain. It was pieced with a dramatic red backing so the quilting really shows up well. butter7

My new favorite type of feather is what I’m calling a tuxedo feather. It adds a point in every other feather plume is is so easy to do.

Butterfly Irish Chain

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buttercu1I wasn’t sure what to do in the outside borders as the fabric is so busy that I wanted to enhance the printed motifs rather than ignore them. I decided to make a loop in the center of each flower and then echo around the outside portion of the flower before heading off to the next motif. It worked out quite well.

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Inside the Irish chain I did straight line quilting with concentric circles.

The spaces between the chain were filled with a dramatic butterfly.

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This quilt took a long time to do but it was so beautiful when it was finished. This one was a very large quilt!

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I’m Angela- Co-host of the Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting PBS show. APQS Long arm Dealer and Educator. Triplet Momma.Designer. Thread Bimbo.

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