Thursday, 13 August 2009

Flutterbyes

I have just finished my Butterfly Quilt, except for the label. This is to be a donation for a friend's charity. I had many lovely suggestions for this from many blogging friends, but in the end went for a pattern in Popular Patchwork magazine. The quilt has finished at about 2 feet by 3 feet. I loved doing the machine applique, which I did through all three layers, giving the butterflies a slightly puffy effect. I used fancy machine stitches on the sashing and meandering for quilting the background to the butterflies.

It is of course properly rectangular, it just looks a bit squiffy because of the way I had it laid on the garden bench!


11 comments:

craftydiane said...

Your quilt turned out beautiful! You did a fantastic job!
Have a Blessed Day,
Diane

Amelia said...

Love the butterflies...the colors are wonderful and bright!

Lynn said...

How wonderful - Your butterfly quilt turned out just beautiful. I really like the choice of fabrics - the blue and purple so pretty. Is that applique on them? I'm sure it will be a well-loved gift.

scraphappy said...

Your butterflies turned out quite lovely. I wondered what pattern you finally ended up using. How nice to have a reason to use all those fancy stitches.

Jo in TAS said...

It looks gorgeous! You've done a beautiful job :-)

Karen said...

The butterflies are so pretty and interesting. Good fabric choices.

Kay said...

Oh yes! Oh yes!!! I love it! The colors and design are just lovely!

Gina said...

It's great Amanda.
I like the idea of machining through all the layers for the applique.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Kate said...

Its gorgeous Amanda, I love the colours

Anita said...

Hope your friend's charity raises lots of money with your donation. Did you sign up for the SSCS this year? I did and I am looking forward to it. We should be almost fully moved by the end of September so we are planning on spending the winter in Idaho this year.

Bec said...

These are just beautiful, well done!