Thursday, June 25, 2015

Butterflies Have Landed


The binding is waiting
The fabric search was a success. While I was unable to find the exact fabric I already had in my stash I'm happy with what I came up with.
I went from these small scale butterflies from my stash to these much larger beauties from EQuilter.com.
Of course the fabric was not printed straight in both directions so required some creative cutting and border manipulation but I like the end result.
Here it is with and without the border. I was tempted to leave off the border all together but decided that those larger butterflies gave it a more contemporary feel which I kind of liked.
Here she is basted and ready for quilting. I'll be hanging this in my blue and white guest bedroom.


Until next time,

18 comments:

  1. That is the perfect spot for your butterfly quilt wall hanging. I like the larger butterflies also. Another beautiful project!

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    1. I'm super pleased with the way this little project is turning out, thanks for your positivity Jeanna.

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  2. Love your shadowboxed butterfly collection...(no butterflies were harmed ...).
    Thanks for showing your results.
    Hugs

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    1. I agree with you those butterflies on pins freak me out! I much prefer my method of preserving the pretty specimens..

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  3. Pretty! Lucky find--aren't we glad online shopping is so good?

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    1. I sure am grateful for the internet even though my connection is sooooo slow. I live so far away from any fabric shopping that I might never find what I need/want any other way.

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  4. So pretty! Love how you used the butterfly border fabric. Your guests bedroom looks like something out a magazine! Lovely room!

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    1. Gosh, thanks Angie! It's the only girlie room in the house. Living with only men all my hankering for a purely feminine room and figured the guest bedroom would be the place to indulge that wish. It has lace curtains if you can believe it!

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  5. What an inviting geust room! People probably don't want to leave!! Your butterfly wallhanging will be the perfect accent in there!

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    1. We do have a lot of company and they do tend to stay a long time....ummm maybe I should grunge the place up a bit, install a lumpy mattress and paint the walls black. What do you think?

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  6. Love your blue & white guest room! The end table is gorgeous. Your 'shadow boxed' butterflies are lovely and will look so pretty in that room.

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    1. Thank you Karen. That end table was a yard sale find in pretty poor condition but a coat of paint fixed it right up. I love what paint can do to transform someone else' s cast off.

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    1. They turned out prettier than I imagined so I'm glad I have a spot for them. Don't you love it when a project comes together like that?

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  8. I indeed see that you were successful in your fabric search. I like how the two butterfly stripes lighten the whole top. And it will be a beautiful addition to your beautiful room.
    In my previous comment, I forgot that it was an old post... Maybe you also have one showing the finished quilt? :-)

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    1. You would think I'd have a post showing the completed quilt but I can't for the life of me find one. It's hanging in the guest room so I did finish it but I was in such a hurry to hang it I must not have taken a completion picture.

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  9. Beautiful selection of fabrics. I love the 3-d attic windows setting, too.

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    1. Thank you, I always get confused about whether the light strip should go on the top or the side in those attic windows so it's a relief when the effect turns out!

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