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November 9, 2019
Mina Opal’s Butterfly Quilt COMPLETE from Wedding Dress Blue

Sometime in the 1930’s, my great grandmother, Mina Opal, started this quilt.  She made 53 butterfly blocks.


Sometime in the 1980’s, my mother, Verna Lee, made the 54th block.


Earlier this year, Mom handed the project to me and said, “You can finish this.”

And I have.


Working on the quilt was an interesting experience.  I felt guided in some way and am convinced this finished product is very close to what my great grandmother had in mind.  Why else would there be 6 straight butterflies and all the rest on an angle?


I am not sure she ...

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October 28, 2019
Butterfly Binding from Wedding Dress Blue

The only sewing work I have done this week is binding…

and I haven’t even started stitching it down yet!

When the quilt is already large and there are scallops, it will take approximately 500 inches of binding.  And it must be attached very slowly.  Hoping to finish that step in the next two days.  Then trimming and blind stitching the back.  It. Will. Be. Worth. It.

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