Butterflies butterflies

The butterflies and corner flowers are raw edge applique. After laundering the edge is already curling nicely which is what I had hoped would happen.

The butterflies and flowers are applied with a fusible web. For the flower vines I used a variegated green.blue thread. The same thread was used for quilting spirals one the yellow bound quilt. The green bound quilt I opted for an echo effect around the butterflies. The first quilt pictured is covered with feathers and pebbles as a filler.

I’m not sure which one I like best but if I were given the choice to choose just one, it would be the quilt with the yellow binding. The background fabric I used is very hard to photograph, it always washes out and looks white. Mother nature decided to play a cruel joke on us and dumped snow on us overnight and it’s still snowing. Behind our house there was 12″ this morning and in front of the house 9″.  Why the difference? The front is more protected where the rear is wide open.

Over the years i have viewed many quilt photos taken in the snow but have never tried myself prior to today. Turns out, it takes a very white background to see that light blue.

Now I am off to plan some projects for the next couple of months. If you would like to make one of these you can find the butterfly templates here.

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  1. I think I too like the yellow one the best although they are all so beautiful! Thanks for linking up to Wednesday Wait Loss.

  2. I agree with your choice. The eye must hop around more in the other quilts because of the variety of colors and values. The predominately blue butterflies allow the eye to travel diagonally up the quilt, then rest opposite in the corner.

  3. All 3 look terrific but my fav is the swirl quilting. The contrasting thread makes the quilting stand out and I like the blue and yellow combo of butterflies.

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