If you've read my 'About Me' page you'll know that I'm not a 'pretty, pink loving, girlie" type of girl. My daughters are teaching me to be better at it (for their sakes), but I'm more comfortable in black than any shade of pink. You'll never find flowers on my clothing and if you do ... well ... I'd have to get you to sign something solid to lock that photo down!
|Gosh these quilts are getting harder to photograph!|
If you follow me on IG (@sewgiving) you'll know that I had a serious case of 'wobbles' working on Alice's quilt. It's so pretty (there's that word again) and the work that had been done on it so far by Wendy, Sharon and Jo was delicate and soft and oh so beautiful ... it did not need me clob-hopping (think bull in a China shop) all over it!
I had an idea (read: Liberty Butterflies) but it needed toning down and I needed a gentle hand to guide me. Thank goodness fellow Possum Carla lives 10 mins drive away. After a quick visit and a glass of sparkling ... water ... I had a clear plan.
|Windy Stained Glass shot|
I made my own paper pieced pattern, using Autocad, to create a 5.5" finished butterfly and alternated 5.5" finished squares of Michael Miller Cotton Couture solids in cool pastel shades. I would use the warm colours for the bodies of the butterflies - sorted! I got mine from Polka Dot Tea Fabrics. *No affiliation*
The lovely Liberty fabric was sent to me by Deborah all the way from Indonesia! It's printed on Japanese Cotton and has the most beautiful feel to it. I used all 3 colourways for the butterfly wings.
|Thank you Deborah!|
I think I've managed to keep the tone of Alice's quilt in tact! It still feels soft and calm and I like the movement the butterflies create ... I hope Alice does too!
Next it's Carla's turn with this quilt ... will she ... or won't she ... add an appliquéd border? Hmm that is the question!