23 June 2010

Butterfly Garden

Early last year Peg and I decided to start this quilt and encourage each other along the way.  Peg showed her first block finished here and has been silent on the subject ever since.  I got as far as piecing all the mini blocks and no further until today.  I've finished Block 1 - I started doing some of the stitching while I was on holiday and over the weekend decided to tackle the applique.  I am determined to make this quilt using needleturn and I think that was the reason I was procrastinating.


Anyway, last Saturday night I traced the daisy petals and just started - the needleturn is far from wonderful but I'm sure there'll be a big improvement by the time I reach Block 9.  I think this quilt is going to look extremely busy and that's why I've chosen to use the plain fabrics from the backgrounds of the large floral prints for the daisy petals.  A little birdie told me that last weekend Peg brought out her next block.  I hope so.

This week's Sylvia's Bridal Sampler block is Providence - another doozy with small pieces, some with interesting shapes.


This month's block for our on-line group is called Framed Friendship Star - lovely block.

15 comments:

Maria said...

Wonderful work Lynda getting out your old project and working on it. I not even going to start needleturn.

Love both of your blocks too.

helbel19 said...

Love the blocks Lynda, don't be afraid of needleturn it will get better the more you do.

Helen

Suzi-q said...

I know what you mean by needleturn procrastinating but it will be worth the patience in the end, love the Sylvia block with the pretty points and your FIS block looks great with the colours

Roseanne said...

You have been very busy. Love your butterfly garden block keep up the good work

Yvette said...

Lynda! Your Butterfly Garden is fabulous! Did you know I have this kit waiting for me to start? As soon as I get a few more UFO's out of the way, this will be coming out of the closet. (Along with Tail Feathers) :)

I want to do mine in needle turn too. I see you made all of your blocks first. Not a bad idea!

Maree: said...

Love the Fabrics you have chosen...if anyone is Good for Encouragement it would be our Peg...well done.
cheers

Vicki said...

They all look great, Lynda! Love the Butterfly Garden by the way .. colours are gorgeous and yes, needleturn isn't my forte either, but I WILL get better.....one day

Diann said...

Oowah! I better get a wriggle on with my Sylvia block! I've made the templates but that's it. Better be a priority for today, methinks. Your needleturn looks good to me. Well done!

Bev C said...

Hello Lynda,great work on all the blocks,love the colours you have chosen.
Happy stitching.
Bev.xoxo

DAWNIE said...

Lovely work as per usual - you girls are so inspirational

Julie said...

Needleturn scares me a bit too but I love the look of it. Lovely blocks too.

May Britt said...

I am so happy you and Peg are working on BG also. Perhaps we together can make a finish of these quilts. I do needleturn on my BG too, and love to do it :)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You are on a roll....

miss~nance said...

I so love this quilt pattern and have just made an item from one of the pattens for the designer swap I am in. Opening day is Thursday so pop over to my blog to see what I made on Thursday.

Gail

Bec said...

Your butterfly Garden is coming along well, looks lovely in Barefoot Roses! I have been rather slow with mine too...Kris and I have been encouraging each other though Gardeners Journal seems to have overtaken Butterfly Garden in priority at present!
Sylvia's sampler blocks are looking fantastic!

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