Friday, 18 October 2013

Butterflies Make Me Happy

I've decided that it's the little things in life that make me happy.  The first flutter of a butterfly at Spring ... the sneak of a jelly bean when the kids aren't watching ... catching perfectly spaced stitches on my needle and little 6" blocks that are the Farmer's Wife.

Today I finished my very first (cue dramatic music) HAND PIECED Farmer's Wife block, Ta Da!!!


She's a little higgly-piggly but I'm sticking with the mantra that it just adds to the hand pieced quilt charm - everyone on side?  Good, I'm glad we agree.

This is block 14 and is called "Butterfly at the Crossroads" ... yer I know I didn't start at block 1 - but where's the fun in that?



The fabric is Lily Ashbury's range called High Street.  I really love the fresh and vibrant colours in this range mixed with the pretty flora inspired prints.

Happy, happy, happy!

Sx


8 comments:

  1. It's just beautiful! I don't see any higgledy piggledy - I think you've done a fabulous and all hand-sewn! Impressive!

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  2. Looks pretty good to me! And very cheery - hope you are on the mend!

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  3. So pretty!!! I am so impressed with your hand stitching!!

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  4. Love your block! I am in love with your fabric line choice here.

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  5. Wow! I would never have guessed that you had hand pieced that beautiful block. It is gorgeous. Love the fabrics!

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  6. Love your blocks! gorgeous fabric choices. Now let me get this right... are you going to hand piece all of the Farmers Wives blocks?

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