27 March 2023

Tula Pink Butterfly

Last week my Tula Pink Butterfly quilt arrived back from Sarah (Patchworks Plus Shop) in Tasmania - Sarah has quilted a wonderful feather design all over the quilt - I love the little hearts hidden among the feathers and also how the feathers fill in the large blank spaces of the quilt.

I spent yesterday afternoon with Mum and stitched down two sides of the binding and sewed the other two sides last night while watching tv.

This is a pretty big quilt - 86" x 92" - quilting always "eats up" some of the quilt.  I love the colours in Alison Glass fabrics and they suited this pattern so well.  I belong to an on-line quilting group called "Stashbusters" - each year we make a quilt and this was last year's quilt.  An absolute joy to make.

For the backing I used a wideback called "Geo Design" - ít's a cheater patchwork design and reminds me of Jen Kingwell's "Halo" quilt.

At the moment I'm participating in Moda Fabrics' "Scrappy Celebration" sew along designed by Lissa Alexander (my favourite scrappy quilt designer) using fabrics from my Figtree & Co scrap baskets and fat quarter bundles.

Week 1 - select fabrics and cut out

Week 2 - Blocks A and B

Week 3 - Blocks C and D

Week 4 - Blocks E and F

Week 5 - Blocks G and H

We make our blocks on Mondays.  Blocks I and J to be made today then one more set of blocks next week before it's time to put the quilt top together (maybe over Easter).

I'm also working on two cot quilts for Jenni's friends - the babies are now a few months old.  Sawtooth Stars in the cute animal print Nerida Hansen fabric I used for Vinnie's pants

and a small version of "Bradley Street" (my favourite cot quilt design for a quick quilt) using two charm packs of "Delivered with Love" designed by Paper and Cloth for Moda Fabrics.

1 comment:

Chookyblue...... said...

The butterfly looks wonderful......


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