Tag Archives: butterfly

Flora and Fauna in my garden

My garden is what I call “cottage garden” style — flowers and vegetables and fruits all mixed up wherever they will fit.  A neverending battle against twitch grass and dandelions and other weeds the seeds of which blow in from neighbouring properties.  Fragrant milkweed and stargazer lilies right now are delightful, attracting insects. Monarch caterpillars […]

Results-Q2 in the Finish a Long 

The linky party is open, which of course means it’s time to squeeze in a last-minute finish! Or not. I pulled out my Christmas placemats but it’s not looking promising for a finish. Here is my list of goals for this quarter. Status: Modern Butterfly – done! See this post for more info. En provence […]

Modern Butterfly quilt – TGIFF

Welcome to TGIFF for May 12, 2017! Today I am sharing what is my oldest work-in-progress no longer. Thanks so much to the Carmine group, Simply Solids bee. This was an all-Canadian hive, organized by Erin at Sew at Home Mummy. The mandate was modern design, using all solids fabrics. Blocks made in 2013, handquilted […]

A cleaning up Finish

This quilt block is one of my older unfinished objects (UFO), from the Simply Solids quilt bee in 2013. Unfortunately the tension was off, so it needed to be heavily quilted. I decided to make a pillow for my daughter to sit on, which is why it isn’t as full and poofy as I would […]

Hand Quilting

I love hand quilting. I find it meditative and soothing. I’m not fond of planning or marking, I almost freeze at the thought of planning out a whole quilt. Hand quilting slows me down, I can let the stitches evolve and flow. Now, I have marked out hand quilting in the past, but my favourites […]

Wine on Wednesday

Hope you’re having as much fun as I am tonight.

Simply Solids Progress – WIP Wednesday

This is a catch-up post for what I’ve been working on, especially for the Simply Solids Bee. First up was May’s block, called Alberta Triangles. Some of the seams were a bit bulky, but it worked out fine in the end. I had cut one of the flying geese base squares too small, and had […]

Modern Butterfly — My first pattern

When I decided to join the Simply Solids bee, I had an immediate vision of what my block would be.  Since I rediscovered quilting recently after my daughter was born, I had wanted to create a quilt of butterflies, and it seemed appropriate to me to create it in the community of a quilting bee.   […]