Many Hands Make Light Work

Over Christmas we broke out the butterflies that my mammaw and mother started 35+ years ago. This summer, my mammaw unearthed these treasures, and I was instantly smitten. They cut them from my mother, mammaw’s, and granny Carrie’s clothes. And now I get to finish this quilt they started so long ago. However, after this summer when my mammaw and Pappaw helped me finish sewing the 35 little butterflies to their backings, an intensive two day project, we decided to finish them all together.

Our Christmas Day consisted of learning to appliqué – all of us.







See, all of us, even my little sister’s boyfriend! Obsessed. Now all of the butterflies are done and I’m waiting on the sashing!



23 thoughts on “Many Hands Make Light Work

  1. How amazing–that is so cute. BTW, I did spot a wine glass in there (which I love!). You will have even more great memories of that quilt with so many making memories.

  2. What a great activity to do as a family 🙂 Love them, what a great quilt they will make. Hope you had a great Christmas…and a great new year.

  3. Omg, this is fantastic. I love the idea of family sewing time!!! And it will make this quilt even more special. Of course it being a family heirloom means it’s already special, but you know what I mean!!
    Can’t wait to see it all finished.
    E xx

  4. Great idea. Was just talking to my mom yesterday about a family craft a long. Now I can use this as inspiration for sinking the idea in more.

    Thanks Ashley,

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  6. What a wonderful idea, and it looks like you all had a great time learning together. Can’t wait to see the finished quilt!

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