Wednesday, 19 February 2014

butterflies and rose stars


I have been playing around with the layout for my daughters butterfly quilt. I had one idea but it didn't really work. So I tried a more normal layout but hated it so went back to on point and decided it needed to be bigger. I need one more appliqué flower and I made another simple butterfly block, so just two more to make:


And as a bit of practice before I begin the GTSB quilt I decided to hand sew a butterfly block. Some of my clever bees have done this for the Alice Brooks butterfly, which I am going to do as well and may hand sew that one too but this version is from the book New England Quilt Museum Quilts. It is slightly smaller so I need to add a border but I thought it would be fun to include one using the vintage pattern. I definitely need more practice hand sewing!


My EPP is fine though! I've been working on more rose stars and got another two done this week:




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18 comments:

  1. Love your butterflies, especially the second! My little girl is butterfly mad, and will be very impressed with this when I show her. She has a butterfly quilt already but I can feel a butterfly cushion coming on now after seeing your lovely blocks! Hope your daughter loves her quilt when it's finished, I'm sure she will.

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  2. Awesome butterflies! I love them both, but the colours in the first one are gorgeous.

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  3. I bookmarked a ton of these cutie butterflies on Pinterest yesterday in hopes of making one or two in the future! Most of them look pretty easy to piece. I love the butterflies you made and your stars are coming out beautifully!

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  4. Roses and butterflies! It sounds and looks like Spring!

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  5. so pretty. Lovely hand piecing too :-)

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  6. All looking good and pretty too.

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  7. Amazing, I love your butterflies! I love the idea of a quilt made of butterflies, so I can't wait to see what you come up with for the finished piece.

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  8. All gorgous mais bien sur but still loving your EPP!!

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  9. Your butterflies look amazing Lucy

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  10. All of your blocks are so pretty! They make ready for Spring!

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  11. All of you blocks are looking really lovely Lucy! :) I can't wait to see how your WIP's come together!

    Would love for you to stop by tomorrow and link this up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!
    -Lindsey
    Fabric Frenzy Friday

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  12. Your rose blocks are gorgeous as usual, Miss L. I can't wait to see more of your butterfly quilt. I think it's going to be a stunner!

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  13. Your hand piecing looks good from here! I'm really looking forward to seeing how you arrange all these lovely blocks!

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  14. Your butterflies are so beautiful . Don't you hate having a layout in your head but when you try it it doesn't look the way you imagined. I like the idea of your butterflies being on point. Your EEP blocks are gorgeous too.

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  15. your butterflies have such a great vintage charm to them and the rose stars are absolutely stunning! it's going to be such a great quilt - both of them. good luck with your hand sewing prep for GTSB !

    ps - LOVE your feather quilt!!! so glad you finally have it done. persistence really pays off over time and big quilts DO get finished. =) I'm glad you didn't wait for better weather to take photos, which you can still do later if you want. it turned out amazingly beautiful. what a treasure.

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  16. Love your rose EPP- i'm just quilting my version of this one. I did love making it - but dealing with the edges was a bit of a challenge! Def loved sewing the stars more than the boring background. The butterflies are lovely too

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