Several years ago,
when my husband's grandmother passed away,
my mother-in-law acquired a bag full of
hand stitched butterflies she had made.
When all the grandchildren started having babies,
she would take these butterfly blocks and make a quilt
for the newest addition of the Smith family.
I thought it only fitting that my mother-in-law should have a quilt
made from these beautiful, treasured pieces of art.
My brothers-in-law and their families chipped in for the items
needed to make these blocks into a quilt.
Each butterfly was hand stitched by Grandma Smith
(who is actually my mother-in-law's mother-in-law)
did you catch that? hee hee
I used a floral fabric for the sashing.
I found that fitting for butterflies.
Don't you agree?
I just did a straight line quilt,
because I didn't want to take away from the
memories of the butterflies.
She really liked it.
I'm very happy with how it all turned out.
I love the story behind it.
I hope Grandma Smith is smiling down
and happy that her memory is cherished!