Oh, my! I unearthed a bin of "stuff" under my longarm and found a stack of butterfly blocks that I had completely forgotten about. These were made as part of an exchange in 2002 (I think)! I had intended on making these for a grandbaby. Well, four grandbabies later -- I really did forget! I'm on a mission this year to cross off a lot of "to-do's" -- wholecloth, art quilt, feather meandering, UFOs, stash-busting!!
This second picture is with a flash. This is indicative of the true color of the fabrics.
I got home from work a little too late tonight to take a good picture and won't have time for quite awhile to get a good pic in late afternoon sun - the best time!
The final picture is of one of the "ghost" butterflies that I stitched in. I've never tried this technique before, and it was fun. I found a great new website for creating templates for machine quilting: Coloring Book - Free Images for Templates
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
I needed to practice my freehand feathers before I jump in on a beautiful quilt of Laura's. I can make a feather, I just needed to practice the sizing, movement and "feel" of the overall feathers. My first instinct was to grab some solid muslin and have yet an