Well, no green grass around here at the moment, but there are butterflies, Fresh off the Frame!
The butterfly filler was such fun to stitch!
My client had requested the design shown in the Buggy Barn pattern book, which made things pretty easy for me. I just had to analyze the pictures and figure out a stitch path.
I started each one by outlining its feelers and filling the body.
|Outlining the feelers and filling the body.|
At first I tried traveling in the ditch around the body as I worked the wings.
I absolutely hated the thread build up. Sometimes a shortcut is not worth it, so each butterfly has five starts and stops (one for the feelers/body + one for each wing). Much better!
|Pretty butterfly filler design.|
I left the basting in place until the last possible moment. You can see it in the picture, below. I'd pulled it from the borders as they were filled, but it was still holding the row of blocks nice and square.
|BEFORE filling the background.|
|AFTER filling the background.|
Ah, but it was worth it. I love how it turned out, and so does my client!
Don't you love seeing the texture on the back of a quilt? I sure do!
Bye, bye, butterflies!
Linking up with:
Free Motion Mavericks, at Lizzie Lenard Vintage Sewing
Whoop Whoop Friday, at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Fabric Frenzy Friday, at Fort Worth Fabric Studio
Show off Saturday, at Sew Can She
Finish it up Friday, at Crazy Mom Quilts
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