Butterflies for a friend

 

IMG_1847Once in a while we come across a fabric that just reminds us specifically of a person in our lives and the only thing to do with it is to make them a quilt! haha

This lovely blue butterfly fabric was the perfect choice for a friend of mine who loves butterflies and – although I wasn’t aware of it – also loves blue 🙂  They look like they were hand painted.

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I treated the main fabric like a panel, so it’s kind of an easy whole cloth project with a crisp white border (easy piecing is my thing, of course!) and really, why would you want to cut up this great artistic looking large print?  Well, OK, I can see that some quilters might have a good reason to do so and would likely do it in a very effective way, but for me it was just right in its natural state.  I quilted the butterfly section with a simple plume and flower stitching pattern and then dug out my ruler for the border.

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There are actually nice even lines around the whole border, but the lighting in the photo of the whole quilt makes it look like the sides are different.  I love the ruler work, even though it was just straight lines on this one – there’s just something about those on the white that gets me!

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2 thoughts on “Butterflies for a friend

  1. This quilt is striking! I first opened your post on my phone and had to go get my laptop so I could see it bigger, because it is so pretty. And so easy, I bet, to put together, since it is one stretch of gorgeous fabric. You’ve inspired me to find a similar print and throw one together. Or at least add it to my “to-do” list! 🙂

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    1. Thank you very much! Yes it’s a faster piecing project for sure when you can find something that is “complete” in itself 🙂 My passion is for the quilting part, so spending a lot of time piecing isn’t what I call a fun time! LOL Glad you felt inspired, thanks for commenting 🙂

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