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I finally finished the table-runner quilt I gave my parents in cut-out pieces last Christmas!
This top is for my daughter. She slept with the Disney Princess border fabric for two months. I finally got it from her and she watched patiently while I sewed it to the quilt top. This quilt is actually a compillation of many projects I started for her. I soon realized that she didn't need five twin quilts for her bed so I added extra borders, sashing and half-square triangles to get the various blocks to fit into a sampler quilt. It is a lot of fun. The embroidery butterfly squares are hand-embroidered. When my grandmother passed away, there was a pile of linens, some incompletely embroidered, some stained, and some stained with holes. My grandfather was going to throw them away or donate them to a thrift store. I couldn't let that happen, so I asked for them. The butterfly embroidery blocks were on a damaged table-runner which I fussy-cut to salvage the hand embroidery. The embroidery was either competed by my grandmother or her mother, my great-grandmother. I like how it adds a sentimental quality to this quilt.
Answer: They're too busy quilting during the month of December to update any blog posts!
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