Thursday, September 22, 2011

Butterfly Garden Charming Thursday

I hope you've all been following the Moda Country Fair Blog Hop. It's so cool to get to know each of the designers a little better and win some great prizes. You can still comment on my entry from Friday, Sept. 16 for a chance to win a Cattails & Clover Layer Cake, Fat 1/4 bundle or Desiger Roll.

Now on to the business of the day - Butterfly Garden. A lovely floral print inspired this line, as well as my 5-yr-old granddaughter, Delainey. She loves 'helping' in the garden, mainly watering with her little ducky watering can that holds about 1 1/2 cups of water. That's a lot of trips to the hose, but it keeps her busy. About a year ago, she was watching as I trimmed some tall, fuzzy purple flowers. She asked what they were called; my response was "tall, fuzzy purple flowers that attract butterflies". Her smart aleck older brother, Cooper, told her that they were really caterpillars that would grow into butterflies someday and fly away. She bought his line hook, line and sinker. We went for a short walk and when we returned there were several butterflies flying around the tall, fuzzy purple flowers. Delainey exclaimed, "Look, Gramma, we growed a butterfly". Hence the name Butterfly Garden for this fabric line.



Delainey also inspired the quilt featuring a Butterfly Garden Jelly Roll.

Comment here by Sunday night to win a Butterfly Garden charm pack & pattern.

My trip to Dansville, NY was memorable - good food, good people. Marty & Teri Wilson (and mom, Ann) were so warm and charming - and fed me way too well. Three days of classes were attended by KT fabric devotees who were surprised and thrilled with our easy raw edge applique technique making a difficult quilt so much easier to make. There were lots of smiles by the end of the day. Here's a look at the ladies (and Rick) in the Skipping Stones class on Friday.
Thanks to Cindy Dunlap for the pictures. The airline crunched my camera so she really saved my hide. Here's a picture of me with Rick, the KT Stalker, who owns more KT fabric than I do. He has a t-shirt that reads "I'm not a lost husband, I'm a quilter." Gotta love it!


Stay tuned for more pics this week. Later, Lynne

126 comments:

  1. What a charming story about the butterfly bush and your granddaughter.I'll have to remember that one for my little one Isabelle. The fabrics are beautiful and just make me want to get sewing.

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  2. I love Butterfly Garden and what a lovely pattern too! Thanks for the chance! :0)

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  3. Love the pattern, and so happy Rick is following is fabric bliss! That Stepping Stones quilt is stunning.

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  4. A child's thought process is so fun. You guys did great "growing" a butterfly. The resulting fabric is icing on the cake. Butterfly Garden is lovely. Happy quilting!

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  5. Butterfly fabric is really sweet. thanks for the opportunity to win.
    Mary

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  6. Butterfly Garden is MY favorite collection. I love the entire group from the larger floral , tonals and those little circle prints. LOVE IT! Keep up the good work.

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  7. Cute story. Gotta love big brothers!

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  8. I enjoyed the story on how this fabric line was named. You never know where inspiration will strike!

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  9. I love the granddaughter story. Grandchildren are the best.

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  10. You growed a butterfly! Awesome! Love that new fabric line. Thanks for the chance to win some.

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  11. The inspiration for your beautiful fabrics definitely comes through in all that you do! I've always had such a fondness for Butterflies.

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  12. love the butterfly garden charm pack... I really love the colors you use in your fabrics. I have bought KT charm packs, etc.

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  13. My granddaughter would have did the same thing. I am sooooo into butterflies. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  14. Great story, fabric and pattern.

    Debbie K

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  15. Aren't grandchildren amazing! I love this story - so cute! I would absolutely love to win this charm pack and pattern - would look so good in my living room so please enter me.

    Thanks!
    Gale

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  16. Thanks for the chance to win the butterfly garden fabric. I will be watching for you to be coming to southeastern Wisconsin. My sister took your class in Dansville and loved it.

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  17. I picked up my granddaughter to com to my house to "play in the dirt" (plant flowers). We drove in and she said "where's the dirt grandma". Too cute. I love your fabric!

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  18. Adorable story! Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win these lovely fabrics.

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  19. Your Butterfly fabric is beautiful and I love the pattern. Thank you for this chance. Don't you just love grandkids! Before I got married, I asked my 6-year-old niece to be my Flower Girl. She went around and told everyone excitedly about being a Flower BED! Jeanne in MO

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  20. I love that story, so cute what kids think and say.
    That is beautiful fabric and I really love that pattern, my DIL loves butterflies, that would be a wonderful one to make for her.

    Debbie

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  21. I marvel at how the children see the world. I wish we could all keep some of that innocence and wonder.

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  22. Love both pattern & fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  23. Butterfly Garden is such a lovely line. Wow, look at that quilt the gang is holding up - fantastic. Thanks for this.

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  24. Love the Butterfly Garden pattern. I have more hummingbirds than butterflies at my house, but they are still fun to watch.

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  25. What a lovely thought that you can grow a butterfly! Thanks for the giveaway. Linda

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  26. What a precious story... I'm still waiting for my butterfly bush to sprout butterflies. Wouldn't that be great. And oh I love the fabric and ...that pattern! OHHH! How have I not seen that before?? Oh I hope I win I hope I win. :-)
    sunshdws@yahoo.com

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  27. Butterflies, how sweet and what a clever granddaughter. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  28. I love your butterfly garden quilt and the fabrics are beautiful. Kids are so much fun. I wish I would have written down more of the cute comments that my kids made when they were little. Time goes too fast. Carline

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  29. Love love love the butterfly garden quilt. Cute story to go along with it .
    Sewinsue

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  30. Looks like your students really enjoyed your class - the quilt is stunning!

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  31. Great story! Looks like you had a fun trip! Sorry about the camera. :( I've always admired the Butterfly Garden pattern.

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  32. What a sweet story, beautiful fabric. Thanks for the chance!!

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  33. I have a butterfly bush off my deck and love watching them stop by. Thanks for the giveaway. Kathie L in Allentown

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  34. What pretty fabrics! and such a lovely tale about your grandchildren!

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  35. I love the way we can see the world differently when we look through childrens eyes. Beautiful fabric and pattern.

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  36. Aren't granddaughters wonderful! I have so much fun with mine. I love your new fabric. Can't wait for it to hit the quilt shops.

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  37. Your story about your Granddaughter is so charming. What a sweet and lovely little girl Thank you for the contest. I really love the collection.

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  38. How beautiful! love the fabric and pattern. I have been enjoying the moda fair blog hop! thanks again.

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  39. LOVE the inspiration for your fabric! :) I'd love to win some Butterfly Garden fabs!!!
    KZK

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  40. Lynne - I love the style of your fabrics and patterns, and this new one is another winner. Would love it if I should win - thanks for the opportunity. ...Margaret

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  41. The fabric and patterns are beautiful and the story was great!

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  42. I love the garden story, kids are great! The pattern and fabrics are beautiful, thanks for a chance to win!

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  43. Love the butterfly story! Thanks for the chance to win the charm pack and pattern!

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  44. How do I put into words how much I love your fabrics? I have recently finished a Buggy Barn pattern, called Quilters village, using your fabrics, my husband and I love the rich warmth of the colours.

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  45. what a precious memory all caught in a fabric line!

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  46. The butterfly story is so cute - I can just see the little one saying that you growed a butterfly. Thanks for the charming butterfly garden Thursday - of course would like to win some of these charms!

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  47. Love the fabric!!! The story is precious, lucky granddaughter!!! Would love to win!!!

    Bev E

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  48. Love the butterfly garden fabric and Pattern. Beautiful!!! Thank-you for the opportunity to win some.

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  49. I love the story of the butterfly bush. What an inspiration for fabric. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  50. I retired from teaching kindergarten so I could so relate to your granddaughter's story re: the butterfly and the flower.

    Thanks for the opportunity to wind some great items.

    Charlotte S.

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  51. What a beautiful quilt & you have to just love a man who's a quilter !The fabric line is like always................ simply beautiful

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  52. sweet story :) thanks for a chance to win - laurie

    llsbaskets@comcast.net

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  53. Butterfly Garden is gorgeous...and what a wonderful tribute to your granddaughter!

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  54. Love the fabric and the story is so cute!

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  55. I'd love to win a Butterfly Garden charm pack! I love your story about the inspiration for it.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Susan
    fourseasonsfarm at windstream dot net

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  56. What a sweet story. You've given this fabric line the perfect name.

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  57. I love the Butterfly Garden pattern. And what a neat story about your granddaughter! Thanks for sharing.

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  58. I love you stories about your family and your inspirations. Beautiful as always

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  59. That is a very cute pattern and think Butterfly Garden is a wonderful line. Would love to win and love reading your posts.

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  60. I recently made a large overnight tote bag using butterfly garden fabrics. Cute story about your granddaughter and the naming of the fabric. Would love to win the charm pack and pattern. Thanks for all you do!

    Pat F.

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  61. I just love Butterfly gardens and I love this fabric. Thank you for the chance to win some of this beautiful fabric

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  62. I just love your butterfly fabric. Thank you for the chance to win some.

    Butterfly gardens are my favorite!

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  63. Like Butterfly Garden. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Darlis

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  64. Cute story! Your butterfly fabric is really pretty. Thanks for the chance to win some.

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  65. It was a fantastic weekend quilting with Lynne. She told us tons of fascinating stories! If you ever have a chance to take any of Lynne's classes, go for it!! She taught us some very clever and unique border techniques. The quilts look so complex, but they are as simple as can be!

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  66. My granddaughter loves butterflies. I got her one of the kits 2 years ago and she watched the process. She was a little sad when it was time to let the butterflies go. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway for your beautiful Butterfly Garden fabric.

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  67. I enjoyed reading about the inspiration for your Butterfly Garden fabric, which I really love. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  68. Thanks for the chance to win. Love your explanation for the name Butterfly Garden, my daughter (7) is obsessed with them.

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  69. I love this collection and especially the pattern. I love to do applique on pieced backgrounds. It adds such depth and movement to the piece! (I must Google that one.)

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  70. Beautiful fabric and aren't grandkids a hoot.

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  71. The fabrics are wonderful and all the colors that I like. Enjoyed the inspiration for the name.

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  72. That's why your a designer and I'm not. I would never have "heard" the name of the new line. It's been very interesting to read all the blogs of the Moda designers and learn about their thought processes. Since I'm a huge fan of your fabric I've added you to my favorites list since finding you after the blog hop and will be a faithfull follower.

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  73. Like the fabric, especially the colors. Your grandaughter sounds like a hoot to be around. The story reminded me of when our son was about 5 and his older sister had 4-H chickens. When the roosters got to "that age", they would want to jump on any thing that moved, including Ricky. His daddy told him that it was because he wore white socks all the time, and the roosters thought he was a hen. From then on, when Ricky went out he always took off his socks, and nothing I could say would convince him that his daddy had just made the whole thing up. He's 28 now and we enjoy ribbing him about it!

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  74. Kids say the most innocent things! How precious! I have used several of these fabrics already. Love them as usual!

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  75. Loved your story. Makes your fabric even more beautiful. janet

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  76. What a sweet story. I really like that quilt pattern- that is gorgeous, and the fabric is really pretty! Thanks for sharing.

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  77. Very sweet story and a wonderful way to be inspired to create a beautiful design. The quilt is also gorgeous.

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  78. Aaawww, so cute - grandchildren and butterflies are both "wonder"ful, aren't they. Thanks for sharing the great story, and for the chance to win some gorgeous fabric!

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  79. Out of the mouths of babes! So sweet! I love this fabric. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  80. I love the butterfly story! Grandkids make the world go 'round! The fabric is pretty wonderful too :) SWarren

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  81. Love Love Love the new fabric line! Pick me to win the prize!

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  82. Totally love that pattern! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  83. Wow! The Butterfly fabric and the quilt pattern is adorable. Love that the grandchildrren inspired the naming of the fabric and pattern. Precious, something that will remind them of you and you of them.

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  84. Your granddaughter is precious. And she inspired such a beautiful line. My granddaughters say the cutest things too. :)
    sheila.fernkopf@gmail.com

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  85. Love your Butterfly Garden! Your granddaughter is sweet. I have four granddaughters and just love to hear what they have to say. Thanks for a chance to win some of this fabric and the pattern.

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  86. I love this collection! Thank you for sharing such a cute story about how the fabric got it's name!

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  87. How sweet is the innocence of children! My granddaughter Sherri thought for years that the deer that come graze in my yard were Santa's reindeer. They can be so serious and precious. So how much KT stash does one have to own to be deemed a KT Stalker? :D
    Amanda

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  88. Love the story about "growing" butterflies!! Kids come up with the cutest things. Love the new line. sue from washington state

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  89. I think it's great to see a man that quilts, and to love KT fabrics is even better. Butterfly Garden is a great group. I've used the charm pack for a table topper.

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  90. Maybe you can ask your grandchildren to help you name all your fabric collections. They don't over think it and simple names are always best.

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  91. what a cute pattern and pretty fabric line. thanks for the chance to win it.

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  92. Simple adore that Butterfly Garden fabric and the story behind it is precious! Looks like you had a wonderful time in Dansville.

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  93. I also growed butterflies. Love the fabric collection.

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  94. Loved the story!! Love the fabric!! Love the pattern!! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  95. Out of the mouths of babes! What a lovely story! To go along with a lovely line of fabric. But, then again all your fabric is lovely!
    Onalee Henderson
    Stow, Ohio

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  96. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  97. Lovely garden! Thanks for sharing the story!Love butterflies very much!

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  98. Great story.
    Would love an opportunity to win Butterfly Garden charm pak and pattern.
    Denise

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  99. :o) Sweet story. Also, that Skipping Stones quilt is beautiful!

    Thank you for another chance to win!

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  100. Delainey has certainly helped you create a beautiful pattern. I hope butterflies continue to "growed in your garden"
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  101. That's a wonderful story about your granddaughter, Delainey. Butterfly Garden is gorgeous!

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  102. Kids are so funny! They just don't know things aren't possible.

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  103. Butterfly Garden is one of my favorites of all your lines. I have the Butterfly Garden pattern just waiting to be made so hope I win the charm pack. I also have a husband who likes to quilt. We have fun doing it together.
    Lois R

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  104. What a lovely design line, Butterfly Garden. LOVE IT! I would be soooo happy if I won. Thanks, Sherry F.

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  105. Love the fabric. Love butterfly gardens.
    kristin
    kamerrigan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  106. Love the Butterfly Garden fabrics. Thanks for the opportunity to win the giveaway. Lana

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  107. Your Butterfly Garden quilt is one of the coolest yet! Beautiful fabric, Thank you! Laura J.B.

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  108. I love your new Cattails and Clover line. Same great quality and designs.

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  109. What a sweet tribute to Delainey. Love the Butterfly Garden pattern! Gorgeous fabrics, of course!

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  110. Kids sayings are so cute! What a lovely line:)

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  111. I love the butterfly pattern and fabric. What a innovative way to incorporate a log cabin block!

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  112. Butterfly garden is on of my favorite fabric lines. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Char S.

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  113. Thank you for a chance to win some Butterfly Garden. I love your fabrics and this pattern.

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  114. Sounds like your flowers might be 'liatrus' -- one of our favorites! But even better than the flowers is your new fabric line!! I don't think I've met a Kansas Troubles fabric I didn't like & this one is rich-hued like your previous designs! Can't wait to find it in my favorite quilt shops!

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  115. Kids are so cute-love the Butterfly Garden Quilt. Thanks!

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  116. Love it! I can't wait to get my hands on some Butterfly Garden..beautiful,as always.
    Karen in Breezy Point

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  117. I love the fabrics and the quilt! I hope I win!
    Thank you!

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  118. The weather is getting cooler here in New York. Time to finish my Flannel Days Kansas Troubles quilt using the Cattail Creek pattern.The larger floral print in the flannel collection is the same one from the Butterfly Garden collection.Those are my flannel blocks hanging on the wall behind Rick and Lynne in the picture shown above.

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  119. Lynne,
    Thanks for sharing such a great story, and another beautiful pattern. More things for me to make with my favorite fabric - anything Kansas Troubles.

    Stacy McDaniel

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  120. I love the fabric and my grandaughter loves butterflies too! I do hope I win, but if not I have to start calling my quilt shop to see if this is instock. Good thing I have them on "speed daial" on my cell phone!

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  121. Thank you Miss Delainey for the inspiration! The fabrics are beautiful. The blog hop has been fun so far. Looking forward to the rest.

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