Friday, October 26, 2012

Butterflies - Blogger's Quilt Festival Fall 2012

Butterflies - done

Let me introduce Butterflies, a quilt I made and showed off this past spring. She is my quilt entry in the Blogger's Quilt Fall 2012. This quilt was made from Kona White and scrappy bits of Terrain by Kate Spain. That picture is after she was crinkly from being washed and dried.

Butterflies - after washing, detail

I machine quilted Butterflies densely. First I filled the sashing with straightish lines. Then I free motion quilted the butterfly wings in a swoopy wing shaped motif. The washing and drying really added a lot of texture to the quilt.

Butterflies - after washing - detail

I sewed the curves without pins - you can read about my technique and view my video by clicking here.

Butterflies - detail

The butterfly motif is a traditional block made with drunkard's path 1/4 circle curves which are trimmed close to the edges of the curved units. I was first inspired to make this block when I saw this little quilt Megan at Canoe Ridge Creations made.  This block is in Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Quilt Patterns, page 403,  #3364, Fan Quadrille - by Mountain Mist. The blocks look modern and fun with bright fabrics, some negative space and dense quilting.

Butterflies - back

I put these fun trees on the back as it seemed to me they went together with the butterflies. The print is called Trees by Timeless Treasurers.

Butterflies - before washing

That picture is before washing. This quilt is about 44" x 56". If you were putting this quilt in a category for the Festival, I think that it would best fit into the throw quilt category.

Butterflies - done

The scrappy binding is made from the leftover Terrain fabrics.


Blogger's Quilt Festival statistics:
name: Butterflies
size: 44"x 56"
quilted and pieced: by me
technique: curved piecing
catagory: throw quilt or home machine quilted quilt


Amy's Creative Side

There will be hundreds of beautiful quilts linked up for the Blogger's Quilt Festival which is hosted by Amy, from Amy's Creative Side.  I hope you will show one of your quilts too - you have until October 31 to link up. I will be spending some time over the next couple of weeks going to see them - I recommend you do too.

Best,

Leanne

78 comments:

Nat at Made in Home said...

Beautiful colours! Feels like summer again!

Michele said...

It's beautiful!

Rachel said...

I have this quilt pinned on my Pinterest board. Love the colors.

Susan Standen said...

I love this quilt, Leanne. It is just vivid, cheerful and makes you want to wrap yourself up in it.

Jen said...

This is such a great quilt. I love the pattern and the fabric you used for it. Just wonderful

Angie said...

This quilt is absolutely GORGEOUS!!

Sew Lovins said...

Lovin the colors!

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

This is one of my favourite things that you've made Leanne! I suppose that's not really that surprising given its name ;)
haha
xx

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love your quilt. The colors are stunning. Like the way you have quilted it too.

Debbie said...

This is a beauty! Love your quilting on it, especially in the prints!

sukie said...

Love this!!! Great work

Seams Sew Together said...

Love this quilt!!

Ramona said...

That looks awesome. Love the depth of Kate Spain fabric! Great job Leanne.

Teje Karjalainen said...

That is so beautiful, Leanne! Every time I see this quilt, it makes me happy! Perfect colours with white! I think I was worried about the curve seams and I can't quilt with my machine ... so I had to make butterflies on my own way, with raw edge applique. x Teje

fallingforpieces said...

Stunning! It's just so fresh and pretty.

Janine said...

This jumped out at me from the gallery. It's beautiful!

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

I love this! The colors, the pattern, quilting, it's all fantastic!

Alison said...

This is so great! I love the bright colors!

diane said...

I don't remember seeing this one of yours before. It is stunning

sherry said...

stunning

Erin McSweeney said...

This is beautiful, congrats on a great job.

Poppyprint said...

I just love this pretty quilt! Kate's fabric was a perfect choice and your quilting shows off the butterflies beautifully.

Kelly said...

Fabulous choice for the festival, love thsi quilt!

Patti said...

Beautiful!

Kelsey said...

So pretty! Love the bright fabrics and your quilting is great!

Annabella said...

Simply stunning!!

Sarah said...

Lovely entry!

Marci Girl said...

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, this is a beautiful quilt Leanne!

Catherine said...

It is beautiful. I love your use of colour.

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's so lovely to see this gorgeous quilt again!!!

Catherine said...

I love this quilt!

Sara Victorious said...

So pretty! I love how your color/fabric choices and quilting just make the quilt feel so animated and exciting!

Di said...

This is one of my favourite quilts that I have seen. Di x

Dianne Neale said...

This is the second butterfly quilt I've seen today. Both are very different and both beautiful. I love Terraine.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

It's a beautiful quilt Leanne....

Live a Colorful Life said...

Kate Spain is one of my favorite designers--and this is just a beautiful, bright and cheery quilt.

CitricSugar said...

This is so beautiful! I haven't mastered curves yet, I'll have to try your technique...

Dawn said...

Great quilt! Love the pattern and of course anything made with Kate Spain. :)

Cathy said...

Gorgeous!

Jessica said...

This is just beautiful - I love your quilting and the block itself!!

Patchwork and Play said...

This is a great quilt Leanne! The fabric seems to just shine in that design!

Emma said...

What a beautiful quilt! The fabric selection perfectly complements the design.

Flying Blind... said...

So beautiful x

Marg said...

This is one of my favourite quilts. It's so pretty and the fabrics fit the design perfectly.

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

If this doesn't win I'll eat my hat!

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love this quilt!! Beautiful fresh springy colours and such a striking pattern. I'm off to check out your no pin curves, sounds good, I spend ages pinning my curves!!

The Humming Cat said...

Lovely! I have a curvemaster foot, and the drunkards path templates, really should pull them out, your quilt is so inspiring!

Kirsten said...

Beautiful quilt - the colours are so pretty together and I love how you quilted it!

Quilt+Bitch said...

You definitely can quilt! Beautiful. Very nice choices of fabrics and colors!

Lisaleh said...

Wonderful quilt. I love this fabric line and you used it to perfection here.

felicity said...

Love love love this quilt, Leanne!

Carolyn said...

Beautiful quilt! Love the colors!

Sunshine Girl said...

Its lovely - I love all of the colours you have used and also the tree back is wonderful too. Thanks for sharing. #263

Tina said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Svetlana said...

so pretty, Leanne!!!

Marie said...

This is so sweet! It reminds me of an appliquéd butterfly quilt that we used to sleep under as children. I won't say how long ago that was!!

Simply Sandy said...

I love this design and want to try it myself. The fabric choices are perfect as is the backing fabric. Love how crinkly washing it made it. Beautiful quilt!

jemfl said...

Great job-colors are wonderfully placed!

Rene' said...

I love the bright colors of Kate Spain's Terrain for these blocks. Great quilting.

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

This one caught my eye in the Festival linky as I just love Kate Spain's fabrics - and boy have you done this justice! It's just gorgeous!

Heidi Grohs said...

Still love this one!

vexa said...

It's very pretty.

Eleni said...

You did such an amazing job!!! I just love this quilt every little detail!!! <3<3<3

Shay said...

I saw the colours and the design and just had to rush over to have a closer look. This is gorgeous! Great entry into the quilt festival.

Happier Than A Bird Quilts said...

Gorgeous! I love the density of the quilting.

bruinbr said...

Love the colors and your quilting! Gorgeous!

Sew Sisters Quilt Shop said...

That's a winner! Love it!
Carol

CathyH said...

I love the colors!! What a great quilt.

Paloma said...

What a beautiful quilt!! I love everything about it!!

The Cozy Pumpkin said...

Great result with that rendition of Drunkard's Path! Wow!

Rebecca Lynne said...

Love Love Love Love. Love the fabric, Love the photos, Love the pattern. It is just a love fest over here Leanne - Gorgeous!

Cindy said...

Absolutely STUNNING! You do beautiful work.

tusen said...

This is such a happy quilt, I love the colours, the scrappy binding and the dense quilting (but you might already know this ;))

Trudi said...

I love this quilt Leanne! Such a happy quilt!

Anne said...

Love this quilt. You did such a great job with the fabrics and color placement.

Karen said...

Great quilt. The fabrics work so well in this design. Fresh and colourful!

Kate Brown said...

Absolutely beautiful in every way!!Wonderful job :)

Marion McClellan said...

It is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! You did a BEAUTIFUL job. the fabrics and colors are right up my alley ;) GREAT JOB!