Thursday, December 13, 2012

Butterflies are free

Though stitching continues on the Whig Rose, all that hand quilting is making my fingers raw so I need (ok, want) another hand work project. The reality is I feel almost panicky if I don't have some hand appliqué at the ready! While working on the basket quilt I purchased Blackbird Designs new book "In the Meadow" after falling on love with the Butterflies are Free pattern. I came home that day and pulled all the fabrics from my stash and spent the time while I was making the basket quilt searching for the background fabrics. I knew just the look I was after to create a botanical print look and I am excited to see it come together. Another fun one for the new house. This one has 90 butterflies and 3 flower blocks so it should keep me busy during my holiday travels.



10 comments:

Oops-Lah said...

My goodness, you are on fire. You say you just started this quilt and you are already half way done ;). It's going to be another stunner.

Brandie said...

You amaze me! Just when I think that's the best one, you come up with another! Brilliant!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Oh my goodness- look at those beautiful butterflies!! I can't believe you've whipped them up in no time! I love the birds on the cover of the book too. Maybe that will be a future project...

Elaine said...

What a fantastic quilt this will be! I don't know this book, might have to go shopping!

MamaT said...

You hold take a look at the butterflies on my blog. Similar. Yours are so pretty!

Janet said...

Oh I know that panicky feeling well!! Your butterflies are lovely!

Karen said...

You have used some very interesting fabrics in your butterflies. I like the bottom butterfly with the black and white polka dot fabric.

Stacey said...

mmmm....I was looking at this book two days ago....the butterfly's are very tempting :) Are you doing by hand or machine like in the book?

Jane in Wales said...

Oh, I love your butterflies! That is going to be stunning when it's finished!

Carrie P. said...

I have not seen this book yet. I sure do like those butterflies. What a pretty quilt it will be.