Friday, September 19, 2014

My Butterfly Quilt

So in June of 2013 I had finally chosen and ordered the fabrics that I needed to make Tula's Butterfly Quilt. My pals over at The Fat Quarter Shop had all the Kona solids that I needed to make my beauty. It is based on this picture of this moth. 

The pattern (of course) was very detailed and long. I bought 2 bags of snack size Ziploc bags and used these to keep it all organized as I cut all the pieces. Lots of tiny, tiny,

Here's the stop by step progression on my design wall....

I finished the right half and then had to put things on hold as I needed the wall for some other projects. I finally finished the left side and got it all sewn together!

This is definitely not a pattern that is quickly finished in a weekend (even for me!) I plan on using the leftover fabric to make a cocoon to use for the backing....with front and back quilted individually and then put together with an outline of the butterfly and the cocoon to fuse them together. Maybe someday it will be completely done. 
Have a safe and happy weekend.

Friday, September 5, 2014

A New Job and Projects!!

A few months ago the ladies from Spool and BAQS put a call out for some folks to help them with testing patterns and making samples for the store. I immediately applied and was accepted. I love those ladies and what they stand for! 

I received my first project last week and it was one I had been dying to make! 

I love Christmas and the fact that this incorporates other colors with the normal red and green. It includes 10 pieced, 10 applique, and 10 setting blocks. I love that it is easy to make smaller as needed- especially for a wall hanging. My task was to make 4 blocks- 2 pieced and 2 appliqued. This was by far the most difficult part of the project. I decided on the twine tied package

Christmas tree


and Contrary Wife.

I put the together with black sashing, then a border of the 3 colors and black binding. 

For the backing I came across this super cute fabric I forgot that I had. Love how the colors even match!

So be sure to check the links for the shop, blog and pattern above and show them some love. I sent it back to them this morning and can't wait for them to see it. 

Take care and happy sewing!!