Sunday, January 13, 2008

First Butterfly Garden Blocks

I did go into my sewing room last night before the New England Patriots game. I cut and pieced my first mini block on the Butterfly Garden quilt. I spent the whole game stitching the block and finished it this morning. I am happy with how it turned out. The pinks and greens look great together.The next block I made was one of the focus fabric blocks. Just a simple block with no applique or embroidery. The photo doesn't show the colors well.
Then I bit the bullet and sewed one of the applique hearts. This is only the second time I've made an applique block. I used the freezer paper method. I'm not entirely thrilled with the results, but it's not too bad for only my second try.
After a short nap I decided to tackle another applique block. I've started piecing one of the big daisy blocks. This one has six petals and the center piece. I'm still basting the petals so there's no photo to share yet.

I know some Norwegian bloggers are making Butterfly Garden. How are you coming along in your quilt?

We are expecting a Nor'easter later tonight and all day tomorrow. We could get up to a foot of snow. DH and I will probably work from home tomorrow as the commute is supposed to terrible. Too bad we couldn't sneak a day off, but I don't mind having to work. At least we won't have to worry about the other drivers on the road.

16 comments:

cher said...

love your butterfly block! looks like a fun quilt you have going-I will be back to see the progress you make- by the way, heart applique is really hard and yours looks great.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

That butterfly block is well worth the time you spent on it - beautiful!

I think the applique looks good.

Cheers!

Evelyn

Bren said...

Oooh, your blocks are wonderful. I had been wondering about the Butterfly Garden. I am so glad you are making it...now I will be able to see it!

Pam said...

Your Butterfly quilt is going to be a bit of this and a bit of that~lots of different quilting/handwork techniques...will give you lots of practice...will be beautiful.

CONNIE W said...

The blocks are so beautiful, I'm envious and hope to sometime find time to make that quilt too.

Becky said...

I have seen this patten online and love it. Yours looks like it is going to be very pretty.

Anne Heidi said...

Beautiful blocks! It will be so much fun to follow your progress on this beautiful quilt!

Leanne said...

Your blocks are looking wonderful. I love the combination of green and pink.

Linda said...

Looks great Paula, check out the homepage of the Redworkstitchers group....*s*

Solstitches said...

All three of these blocks are lovely.
I especially love the pink one with the stitchery.
I'm really looking forward to seeing more as you progress with the quilt.
Margaret

Shelina said...

The colors you have chosen are wonderful, as is the butterfly design. It is going to be a great quilt!

Jackie said...

I like the pink and green block as well, but they are all pretty. Well the nor'easter hit CT last night as well, but it wasn't the 14 inches they predicted, it was more like 6. Not bad!!

Rose said...

Well done Paula, these blocks look great!! This is going to be a fantastic quilt, cant wait to see more!!!

Kathy Wagner said...

How exciting to be starting the butterfly quilt as a New Years Project! Great job!

Judith said...

It looks great.

Sarah said...

I love the butterflies and flowers in the first quilt block. :-)