Tag Archives: Butterfly Garden

Butterfly Garden – Finished!

I began this project in April 2018 with one of my granddaughters in mind.  She will be receiving it for her birthday this year.

I am very happy with the quilt, and I think she will be too!

Hannah's Butterfly Garden

Hannah's Butterfly Garden

Hannah's Butterfly Garden

Hannah's Butterfly Garden

I know that you can’t see the quilting.  It is quilted all over with bees.  I used a cute bee pantograph from Urban Elementz.

Hannah's Butterfly Garden

I also used the same fabrics that I used to piece Sugar Town…a birthday gift for the close cousin of this granddaughter.

Hannah's Butterfly Garden

Since it was an OMG project, I posted updates here, here, here, here, and here.

October OMG 2018 Update

It is time to report on those October sewing goals!

I completed my three blocks for the RSC18 Squared Away Sampler, and you can find that post by clicking here.

RSC18 October

I am really happy that I completed the applique on the Butterfly Garden quilt this month!  I did not think that I would get this done, but now I have a completed flimsy!

Hannah's Butterfly Garden

Hannah's Butterfly Garden

Hannah's Butterfly Garden

The bow tie leader/enders are multiplying too!

Bow Tie Leader/Enders

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts OMG (One Monthly Goal).  Click on the link and see the other participants accomplishments and get motivated to work on your projects!

October OMG 2018

Dark green and sage are the RSC18 colors for September, and I will be piecing three 5 inch blocks for the Squared Away Sampler project.  You can see my progress so far this year by clicking here.

Remember the Butterfly quilt project?

Hannah's Butterfly Garden

I posted about it here.  The applique is fused, but not stitched.  For my second goal, I hope to complete the applique by stitching all of the pieces down.  I plan on using a satin stitch around the edges.

If you would like to make this free pattern, then click here.

I won’t have a lot of time to complete sewing goals this month, since I plan on a week of R & R, and the rest of the month belongs to the day job.  We’ll see how much I can accomplish.

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts OMG (One Monthly Goal).  Check out the other participants and get motivated to work on your projects!

June OMG 2018 Update

Time to report how I managed my June goals!

Goal 1 was to piece two backing fabrics for two sweet (and very large) quilts; Sugar Town and The Butterfly Garden.

Check.

I took the photos on a very, very bright sunny day, so the color is washed out, but you can still see that this is one large quilt backing!

Alyssa's Quilt Backing

Alyssa's Quilt BackingHere are both backings; finished and ready to be sandwiched:

Alyssa's Quilt Backing

Goal 2 was to piece strips together to make binding for the Friendship Row by Row quilt. (Click here, here, here, here,and here)

Check.

Mom gave me an old small floral fabric from her stash and it is perfect for this quilt!

Friendship Row by Row

I not only prepared the binding, but I finished sewing it to the quilt!

Friendship Row by Row

Friendship Row by Row

Thank you so much, Patty, and OMG, for the motivation to finish this project!

Friendship Row by Row

Friendship Row by Row

Friendship Row by Row

Friendship Row by Row

Friendship Row by Row

Friendship Row by Row

Friendship Row by Row

Friendship Row by Row

Goal 3 was to piece three blocks for the Squared Away Sampler project. 

Check.

You can see those 5 inch blocks in this blog post.

Goal 4 was to take time to walk in the garden (and pull a weed or two while I am at it.

Check.

Flower Garden

Peony

Foxglove

Rose

Snapdragon

I am linking up with OMG (One Monthly Goal) at Elm Street Quilts. Click on the link and check out the other June accomplishments. I find it inspiring and motivating; perhaps you will too!

Butterfly Garden Update

My April goal was to start a new project, the Butterfly Garden quilt, and get it to the flimsy stage.

I was able to do that, and I have since added borders and fused applique.

Hannah's Quilt

Hannah's Quilt

The applique still needs to be stitched down.  It blends with the background, so I may choose threads that will create contrast.

Hannah's Quilt

Since the borders are a pink and rose fabric, I think I can consider this as an RSC18 project for this month.

But I do have the May Squared Away Sampler blocks for RSC18 on my list to make this month.

I am linking up with So Scrappy.  Go check out the other tickled pink projects!