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Stars and Butterflies Baby Quilt

This little baby quilt and I have made it to the finish line. Perhaps not quite in time for my little grand daughter's arrival (she is now 3 months old), but just in the nick of time for her move from bassinet to the big girl crib. I have named the quilt "A Pocketful of Starlight", just as Perry Como likes to croon. ( ), "Catch a falling star and put it in you pocket, save it for a rainy day". Three different shaped stars, which have been either machine appliqued or pieced, form the focal motif for the quilt. Three free motion quilted (FMQ) butterflies intertwine and emerge from the midst of these falling stars and join this little quilted galaxy. To keep the butterflies fluid and moving and separated from the curvy, swirly background filler, I added a small scale cross hatch border around them. A larger quilted star shape surrounds each of the yellow appliqued stars to highlight them and to keep them separate