Breast Cancer Ribbon Butterflies Quilt and Pillow
When my sister Sarah was diagnosed with breast cancer, my friend Donna (who is a
breast cancer survivor) urged me to make a quilt for her using the breast cancer
ribbon for awareness. I found this pattern online and thought it was so interesting
and unique. Donna used her fancy fabric-cutting equipment to cut out the ribbons,
but I had to cut the other parts to the butterflies out by hand. Donna and I appliqued
the butterflies to squares of fabric using a tiny zigzag stitch on her machine.
Then I pieced the blocks together without sashing so it looked like lots of butterflies
The quilt was echo-quilted with gray thread so that it appears as if the butterflies are flapping their wings to fly!
The quilt was machine-appliqued and machine-pieced and then hand-quilted by Nancy E. Miller.
A matching pillow with a butterfly shows the echo-quilting done around each butterfly.