A friend who looked at a picture of this thought it looked like monkeys' faces. I had put together the center of this, then stopped, because I thought I had no more butterfly fabric - then, of course, I found some -four small pieces - just enough for borders. I have about 2" by 20" left now.
Then, sitting right beside my machine was some navy blue twill. I bought it in the remnant bin at the quilt shop to use for soldiers' quilts, but it just wasn't the same 'hand' as regular quilting fabric. But it was a great color match for this one, so I cut backing and batting, spray-basted, quilted and bound it yesterday.
The binding was sewn with navy on top, and cream on the bottom, to match the backing. I have to say that this is the best binding I have ever done, and since it was so close to perfect, I actually picked out three small places where the cream stitching went over onto the navy and redid them.
My first quilt for Patriotic QUilters of Pierce City Patriotic Quilts of Pierce City Please help us make quilts for our soldiers! If you have some red, white, blue, or gold quilting fabric, make us a nine-patch block 12 ½” – to end up at 12” finished (each piece will start at 4 ½”) One block at a time! National Guard members of our 276th Engineering Company (203rd Battalion) from all over our region are in Afghanistan right now. We want to give them a warm welcome home! Blocks can be turned in to any branch, or mailed to the Pierce City Branch, and will be joined into as many lap-size quilts as we can make. Fabric that is not too feminine is preferred. Mail to : Pierce City Branch Library 101 N. Walnut Pierce City MO 65723 Attn: quilts in bottom left corner Thanks!