Wednesday, 11 June 2014

I promised...


to make my eldest daughter a 'big girl' quilt. Here it is laid out on my living room floor:


And a weirder perspective on it (I stood on the other side and rotated the photo!):


It does make the butterflies look like they're flying over the flowers though! I made the appliqué flower blocks and 6 of the butterfly blocks, the rest were made by my wonderful Bee A Brit Stingy mates. The little one had a long nap today so I actually managed to cut some solids to use for the sides of the quilt. It all needs to be sewn together and then hand quilted can begin (urm after I've hand quilted a couple of other quilts!!). It's her fifth birthday in November, there's a slim chance I can get it done by then right?!

I also asked my Simply Solids Bee to make me blocks I could use in a quilt for a local children's charity:



I am currently sewing the binding on (fabric strips kindly sent by bee mates) and will be done in time for Saturday when the le challenge link opens for projects based on the theme 'CHARITY'.

Le Challenge

This doesn't literally have to be something made for charity, although charity makes are welcome, it could be any interpretation of the theme so be sure to join us and link your finished project (or quilt top) for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop!


WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced



27 comments:

  1. I love the larger butterfly blocks - they look like a lot of work!

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  2. I love it Lucy!! She will be over the moon!! :)

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  3. Really lovely. That is a quilt your daughter will cherish throughout her life--not just her time as a "big girl." :)

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  4. Love all the butterfly blocks. I look forward to seeing how it finishes out!

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  5. This is so pretty! Can't wait to see it all done

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  6. What a lucky almost 5 year old! That is gorgeous!

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  7. Just really really pretty. Lucky girl

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  8. J's quilt is going to be smashing.

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  9. What a gorgeous quilt this will be. Imagine sleeping in a flutter of butterflies.

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  10. My eldest daughter would LOVE this ... beautiful work :)

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  11. The butterfly quilt is so pretty!!

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  12. It's very pretty a real heirloom in the making!

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  13. Really wonderful, she will love it. x

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  14. Oh wowza your butterflies look amazing placed side by side. It's going to be a stunner!

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  15. Yeah, you've laid them all out for us to see!!! They look fabulous and I love your flower blocks! Is J thrilled? Are you?!

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  16. Oh wow, this is beautiful! Your daughter is one very lucky big girl! :)

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  17. Your daughter is so lucky...the butterfly quilt is gorgeous!

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  18. You'll get her quilt done by November! If you are like me, you'll get to it about 3 days before her birthday;) Good luck!!!

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  19. The butterflies are beautiful. I really love the ones with the curved wings. Here via WIP Wednesday.

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  20. Has J seen the blocks and what does she think! Hope she is as excited as the rest of us!

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  21. Oh it is fabulous! Love the flowers especially Lu!

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  22. This quilt is going to amazing - a real heirloom :)

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