For the last several days I have been working on several different projects at the same time. I am finishing up my paper piecing mini quilt using my Island Batik fabrics, I am redoing a quilt as a mini.....I am hooked on mini quilts all of a sudden and have done some quilting on several other projects.
I am still having internet problems and I think it may be time to change providers. Being the country limits what we can get but satellite is just not cutting it at $100 a month. I'm going to check out Verizon.
One of them is this beautiful vintage applique butterfly quilt. Our neighbor's wife passed away and his daughters found a box of these old blocks that they think were made by their grandmother and their mom was going to make a quilt with them. The hand applique is beautiful on the blocks. There are enough blocks for 2 wall hangings and 2 lap quilts.
I added black sashing and then the blue butterfly border fabric that was already picked out by their mother, the same black is going to be on the back of all of them. I just did a simple stipplequilting design on the muslin background using Aurifil thread. Here is a picture of the back of the quilt.
Here is a better look at the wall hanging I am working on right now. I also have the GO! Butterfly die out so you can see the size of the butterflies.
It is always fun when a package comes in the mail, yesterday I received 3 new dies from AccuQuilt. The Heather Feather Border by Sarah Vedeler will be fun to work with. I plan on doing my freemotion applique on the edges of all of these beautiful feathers. I also go the GO! Scallop Border and the larger GO! Butterfly by Edyta Sitar to go with the small one I used for my Scrappy Butterfly quilt tutorial. I can't wait to start playing with these!
I also received a package of fabric from Fat Quarter Shop. This beautiful group of fabrics is the Summertime Moda Mix fat quarter bundle with a couple of extra half yard pieces that I will use for a quilt next month. Fat Quarter Shop puts together all kinds of neat groupings of fabrics in their exclusive bundles, which is how I found this collection.
I am also remaking my Chinese Forget Me Not quilt as.......a mini. I have decided I would like to make minis of many of my quilts so I can hang them in my quilt studio. Right now I rotate what is hanging up.
Craftsy is having a huge sale on kits and supplies!
I recently bought several fat quarter bundles of their new Boundless collections that I will be using next month for a couple projects. I also thought this would be a good time to try their batiks, I bought a 6" strip bundle and I'm very happy with the quality of them. I also bought a kit that uses the Boundless Ombre collection. This would be a great time to buy some of them or a quilt kit.
Part of the reason I have been working on so many different projects is because it has been so hard to work on the internet because of it cutting out constantly. Hopefully.....it will get better.
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