Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Butterflies




I've got the layout for my butterfly quilt.  This design is inspired by one I saw in Glenna Hailey's book Sugar Sack Quilts, which features more modern-looking design for vintage and reproduction fabrics.  I really wanted to minimize the white backgrounds in the applique blocks, and to add some primary colors to the pastels.  White and light-colored bed covers just don't fit in my cat-enriched life.

I'm cutting down the blocks and then bordering them with contrasting prints.


The butterfly blocks are 9.5" finished, and the sashing is 1" finished.  It's been fun to cut prints into large triangles by bisecting 16.75" blocks.  I had a stack of fat quarters, but sadly, a lot  of them were smaller than the 16.75" I needed.


...So I got to buy some half yards, which also will allow me to add more variation to the prints.  As soon as I can set aside more time, I'll finish the cutting and designing.

4 comments:

margaret said...

this is a delight, beautiful butterfies and love how you have edged each and every block.

Deborah McLaughlin said...

I really like this.

DebbyMc said...

I love this Barbara. So nice =-)

Magpie Sue said...

Fun! This will be another cheerful, fun quilt. :- )