Tuesday, June 21, 2011

One Off, One On

I finished this quilt for a my friend, Barbara.  Love, love these fabrics -- so much that I ordered some from Hancocks-Paducah!  Yep, one more project goes to the UFOs.  Barb was right on on  the points and where they all came together laid flat -- no hammer needed on this one!  Great work!!!

My nieces and great nieces did an exchange of butterfly blocks last year.  I think there were 24 or 25 in the exchange.  (My oldest brother had 5 girls and 2 boys so we have a big family!)  We copied the butterfly from an old quilt of my maternal grandmother, Katie Mae Whitlock King.  This one belongs to my great niece, Chelsea.  These quilts will be treasures for years to come.  (No, mine is not quilted but it IS ready to go on the machine.  There just aren't enough hours in the day.,

Some used their creative license and drew different butterflies from my grandmother's.  This has been so much fun and what a treat to see my young great-nieces loving quilts.


  1. What a fantastic generation-spanning quilt project! I think when my sister's girls are a little bit older, we may just have to do a similar exchange centered on one of my grandmother's favorite quilts. How did your family orchestrate the exchange?

  2. Love the fabrics in the first one too.