Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Butterflies



I finished my scrappy butterfly quilt! This quilt (made from scraps) has been on my "list" since making the sample quilt for Joanna right before market.




The pattern is actually called "Painted Ladies." I had so much fun picking fabrics from my scrap bin and stash to piece the blocks. And it was easy to decide on a quilting pattern...I knew the Baptist Fan design would be perfect. However, choosing border fabric was another story.



Choosing a border for a scrappy quilt can sometimes be tricky. But my favorite print from "Happy Go Lucky" turned out to be just the right choice. I used the scallops on green from "Happy Go Lucky" for the binding.


I was determined to hang this quilt in the sewing room. This meant moving five quilts and shuffling a few things here and there. I wanted to keep my design board close to my sewing machine and by moving it over just a bit I was able to make room for the butterflies quilt.


You can probably tell I need to make a new ironing board cover...that's definitely on the list for this week!



Okay...one last shot...sorry for the photo overload on this one, but it sure was a fun quilt to think about, plan, and put together. It was the best kind of project.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


44 comments:

Lesley said...

Your quilt is so very beautiful! Love seeing each and every picture. Your Baptist Fan quilting was the perfect choice!

Donna said...

Beautiful quilt!

Kate said...

Stunning, must add this one to the list.

Stephanie said...

Pretty as a Spring Day!

Tammy said...

How pretty...As allways I sew love your fabrics you sew with.

Pat said...

I love the scrappy quilt, I must look for the pattern. I have lots of scraps that I can use.

suemac said...

What a great use of your scraps. Very pretty and feminine.

Rosa said...

Simply beautiful!

tink's mom said...

Thanks for sharing each and every picture, so worth the view. You should be very proud of it. It is beautiful.

Jacqueline said...

Love the fabrics, the colors, the design and the quilting.. yep I need to replicate this quilt.

Thanks for sharing.

Paula @ Sewy Stuff said...

Oh so pretty! (there is no such thing as photo overload on a pretty quilt!)

Bolts and Bobbins said...

Very pretty! I love scrappy quilts. Thanks for sharing your projects.

Thimbleanna said...

It's adorable Sherri and it looks super cute hanging in your sewing room!

Ramona said...

Your butterfly quilt is so fun and colorful and they have lots of flowers around them to get their nectar from - perfect choice for the border!

VintageVesta said...

So lovely, such vibrant colours. Very pretty indeed :-)

The Faerie Factory said...

I love butterflies it's such a pretty quilt ~ Sarah x

Nanna said...

that turned out beautiful! I'm almost done with one quilt,a long ways to go on another & way more than one I want to get started on lol! love the butterflies!
Helen

Nedra said...

Love your butterfly quilt Sherri. And it looks beautiful on your sewing room wall :)

trish said...

Oh how pretty Sherri!! :o) Your butterflies looks so precious hanging on your wall!! :o)

Carol said...

Sherri it's positively wonderful...fantastic fabrics, perfect border to tie it all together and great binding...LOVE it!

Michelle Jensen said...

Oh it looks so pretty hanging in your sewing room :) Great job Sherri!

Wanda said...

So good to see your finish. I'm working on a Painted Ladies also. Piecing right now but thinking ahead to the quilting. It's for my lqs annual challenge so however I end up quilting it, it has to be good.

Carla said...

Very pretty! A lovely combination of delicious fabrics

Jan said...

Couldn't be sweeter!

Hildy said...

Beautiful quilt! I've ordered this pattern from FQS and waiting for it to arrive. Definitly on my summer sewing list, too.

Sinta Renee said...

Love this one! The border is adorable. I don't think it can be any sweeter.

Taunja Kelvington said...

Just love this pattern! I have purchased it and can't wait to pull some scraps and start working on mine! Thanks for posting your pics!

barbara woods said...

love your quilt.

KMSC said...

I've loved this quilt since I saw your first version on Joanna's blog. I just downloaded the pattern from Joanna's shop and Painted Ladies is the next quilt on my to-do list. Thanks for the inspiration!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

This quilt is so cute!!

CathyK said...

Ooohhh! I just love it! That quilt is next on my list to make.

Julie said...

This looks beautiful - what a lovely way to show off favourite fabrics too. Yet another quilt to add to the wish list.

ml said...

Love this quit. So fresh and happy!

ROBERT YOUNG said...

I also just finished mine after I caught a glimpse of yours I had to have one I added another row and wider border and pinwheels in the outer corners I love it I am going to quilt it myself I think I went totally floral and fell upon the border fabric at walmart it was perfect

ROBERT YOUNG said...

you can see my painted ladies at Diana-runswithdogs.blogspot.com
laer tomarrow
diana

jan said...

I think it turned out perfect Sherri! I love the border and binding.

Chris S said...

This is beautiful!

Bari Jo said...

So fun! I really like the border you put on it! :O)

Michele said...

I just love the colors you used. It is so bright and cheery.

Judith Gale said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely quilt!

Connie said...

Beautiful quilt Sherri and perfect for on your wall!

Lynne Tilley said...

That is such a fresh, springy, colorful, sweet quilt!! I just adore it!

Anita said...

Your quilt turned out beautiful! Love that pattern :)

Nanette Merrill said...

I am in LOVE with this quilt. I want it and you chose the perfect fabrics.

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