Saturday, November 26, 2022

Butterflies Progress


I've liked this Butterflies pattern by Laundry Basket Quilts for some time now. Thought I'd do a slightly different layout with some batik fabrics. Wanted to use what was already on hand, so grabbed a layer-cake of batiks and some light background fabrics. The pattern uses blocks that are about 10" finished...but I didn't have enough batiks for so many blocks. So, cut my backgrounds at 12" finished and inserted some sashing between the rows/columns to fill out the size.

Found a trio of batik fat quarters...just enough to cut the sashing at 1.5" finished (2" cut). Here is the grid layout (yes, I didn't make the bed this morning).

These butterflies are hand appliqued with turned under edges. The antennae are embroidered using Stem Stitch in black. I like the pattern so very much, thinking about doing a fusible version wall-hanging for myself (or maybe a grand-daugther?) as well when this quilt is done.

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