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Friday, November 24, 2006

One More Butterfly to Go


One more butterfly and I will call it a day! I have to admit that I am getting a tiny bit tired of piecing them. It will end up single bed size for sure. I will put on some blue sashing to give the butterflies a bit more room to flutter and then some kind of border. I was thinking white to suggest the sky being lighter as you look up or else a green to suggest leaves and grass. I will have to audition some once all the butterflies are done.
We are having four teenage grandchildren for the weekend so I will probably do more cooking than quilting. The girls love sewing though, so I am sure we will spend some time in the sewing room. It should be fun.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous butterflies, Joyce! Going to make a wonderful quilt.

dot said...

I just love these butterflies. Your fabric choices are great. Keep us posted on the progress.

Cynthia said...

glad you perservered and made more blocks. They are just lovely. Can't wait to see how they look when you join them together.

Anonymous said...

your blocks are wonderful, and with some room to fly I'm sure the butterflies will "sparkle"

Elaine Adair said...

"Beautiful"! Wish there was a solution to "getting a teeny bit tired of pieceing them." We are all talented enough to get our blocks together, but that "getting tired" part, or "getting bored with the project", oozes in now and then. Anyway, these blocks are just delightful - so glad you posted them.

Good luck with the teenagers!

Nina In Norway said...

Hi, I just found your blog and started to read through it. I really enjoy it and will be back for more. :) You've made some lovely things.

KCQuilter said...

Your butterfly blocks are looking great! Can't wait to see this beauty all sewn up!

Patti said...

So pretty - but I imagine it is getting "old" piecing them. If you really want a quilt for a larger bed you might think about setting them with an alternate block. I can picture them separated by chains of squares that crisscross the quilt. Those kinds of alternate blocks are really easy and fast to piece, and can give you a quilt double the size in no time at all. If you are at all interested let me know and I can email you some more info.

Anonymous said...

I love the butterflies.
lucky you having 4 GD's who love stitching. I have one and the rest are boys.
Have a great time with them.

Darcie said...

Each butterfly is prettier than the last, Joyce! It had to be a great color study for you.

Hope your grands and you had a marvelous weekend!

Diane D. said...

Those butterflies are so cute!

Susan said...

Wonderful butterflies. I can see how piecing them would get tedious, but the effect is wonderful. I love the fabric you used for the butterfly bodies. Is that one of those William Morris repros?

Ann said...

I LOVE the butterflies. If my daughter has a girl next time, I'm sure she'll get a butterfly quilt!

Anonymous said...

Love your fabric choices--bold and wild.