Jul 16 2018

Design Wall Monday 07-16-18

Progress was made on the Butterflies quilt top – antennas were added,

the final two butterflies were pieced,

and the column was sewn together.

Now it was time for more decisions – what fabrics would be used for the strips and where would they go?

It took an hour or so to get the strips organized, but I told myself not to “overthink” it.  I realized that my strip selection needed a some purple fabrics.  A shopping trip through my stash produced two fabrics to add to the rest. On Saturday morning bright and early I started sewing the strips together.  By lunchtime the center of the quilt was completed.

All that was left was the inner & outer border which was finished on Sunday.

The color choices in this quilt top is definitely a departure from the usual.  I think that the variety of scale and patterns add a lot of interest to the quilt.

Also this quilt top is a rare occurrence – the vision in my head is exactly what is seen on the design wall.  Yeah!

The Diamond Tiles have been grumbling at me for setting them – momentarily – aside, so they are my next project.  Since there are only 42 blocks to make, it should go fairly quickly.

Check out all the other quilting inspiration at Judy’s Design Wall Monday.


PS The quilt top measures 66″ x 84″.

3 Responses to “Design Wall Monday 07-16-18”

  1. Libby in TN says:

    Sweet! I’ve seen something like that done with a column of Goose-on-the-loose blocks.

  2. Joanne Norquay says:

    Is there a pattern for the butteryfly in butterflies with me?

    • Marlene says:

      The Butterfly pattern came from a Buggy Barn book called Celebrated Craziness. I noticed that there are used copies of the book on Amazon. Good luck

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