13 April 2009

Butterfly Garden

Last October I bought a bundle of "Ava Rose" fat quarters and some yardage to put aside for "Butterfly Garden". My friend Peg and I decided that we would use the Easter break to start this quilt. Peg's first block is beautiful and all set for stitching and applique. I've just finished putting my first block together; the stitcheries are traced but I'm undecided about the applique (fabrics and stitching) - would love to have another go at needleturn - I'm hoping to pick up some tips when I go to Day of Inspired Stitches in 2 weeks.


We have had a huge amount of rain today. I hope it's also been falling into the dams.

Saturday we took Elizabeth back to Sydney then visited John's mother. Yesterday I finished off the row-by-row quilt - will take a photo when the rain clears up - and we had dinner with Mum. Today we had brunch with friends. This weekend seems to have been all about food. Not going back to work until next Monday; I'm hoping to spend some of that time in the sewing room.

9 comments:

Yvette said...

Those fabrics are just lovely. I really want to do this quilt one day.

Bec said...

Your Butterfly Garden quilt is just going to be so yummy! Simply beautiful fabrics to use.
Bec xxx

Judith Tetley said...

Love the fabrics Lynda. It's going to be a beautiful quilt. Have fun...Peg is a challenge to keep up with!
Hugs...Judith
www.creativestudio10.blogspot.com

Lorraine said...

After saying I wasn't going to buy the patterns for Butterfly Garden...I did.....it is in the "to do" basket.....I saw on Peg's blog that you were doing this with her....will be keeping an eye on your progress...see you in a couple of weeks!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lynda just love your choice of fabrics, this is going to be so pretty, do the needleturn, I am sure once you come back from your day you will be so inspired......

Wisdom.Courage.Love said...

Am really loving you choice of fabrics!!! Looking forward to seeing the end result.

Suzi-q said...

Pretty florals and I agree with Peg...do the needleturn as it looks great done this way on Leanne's but I guess it all depends on what you feel like doing in the end as I know it will turn out perfect either way.
enjoy your journey

Catherine said...

Hi Lynda, what a coincidence, I started this quilt this weekend too..will have to blog about today! Our weekend was all about food as well...would love to say I have had enough, but that would be a fib... Hope you get to spend time sewing this week!! Cathy

miss~nance said...

Very pretty fabrics Lynda. Its going to look lovely. I am looking forward to the progress pics.

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