Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wip Wednesday - The Butterflies Continue

I did a post here about my butterfly quilt that I'm working on.  It is for the Michael Miller fabric challenge for the Modern Quilt Guild.  The deadline is July 25th so I'm furiously working on finishing it.  I know exactly how I want to quilt it.

Take a look at what I have so far:

The painters tape on the floor outlines the size of the quilt top.  It's going to be about 43 inches by 53 inches. 

I'm done with 4 and 1/2 butterflies and still have 1 and 1/2 to go.  I'm getting pretty fast at making them though so I'd like to finish them this week. 

The space between the butterflies will be filled in with Kona White or a Michael Miller white Mirror Ball Dot which I love.
These butterflies are paper pieced and each one has 97 pieces.  I'm really loving this so far.

And of course, being a quilter, I'm also working on a separate project at the same time.  It's a secret project because it's for someones birthday.  I'm running late with it as her birthday has passed but that's ok.  I think she's going to love it.  Here is a small piece of it's awesomeness:
My secret WIP

**Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.**

15 comments:

  1. 97 pieces per butterfly???? You are definitely more patient than I am ;-) but the result is amazing!

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  2. I love those flying geese! I just reached the triangle section of the City Sampler and discovered that I love making geese! I haven't done much with triangles so this was a nice discovery, amongst all the faffing.

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    1. Thanks Carmit! I love them too but I'm having a hard time coming up with a way to quilt my little quilt. There are more blocks than in the picture.

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  3. Those are so detailed, and so pretty!!

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    1. Thanks Renee! I picked this pattern because it was so detailed. I have about 30 butterfly patterns apparently. :)

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  4. It's going to be a beauty! Love the layout you are using.

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    1. Thanks so much Nicole! I've worked on this for awhile.

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  5. I LOVE your butterflies! What a great way to use the challenge fabric.

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  6. Wow - these are beautiful? Where is the pattern from?

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    1. Jennie, I've sent you an email with info on the pattern. It is in this blog post here:
      http://handmadewhimzy.blogspot.com/2014/05/butterfly-pattern.html

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  7. Wow! That is intricate piecing!! Your butterflies look really stunning!!

    -Soma

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  8. so gorgeous! I love what you've done so far, can't wait to see the finished quilt!

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  9. This pic does not do justice to how small some of these butterfly pieces are. They are so intricate! You are my paper piecing super hero.

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