Thursday, May 2, 2013

Purple Butterflies finished - Quilt #100!

After several stops and starts, the Purple Butterflies quilt is complete.   This is the 100th quilt I have made!!

Back in January, I signed up to do the Paint Chip Challenge.  Cindy sent me a red-violet paint chip as my challenge color,  and I decided to use up some of the purple fabric I had in my stash.  

The Tessellating Star was a new design for me, so I made a Tessellating Star tutorial for my blog, once I figured it out.  I didn't like the look of the quilt top, so I took some butterfly fabric I had and cut out DOZENS of butterflies, attached them to the quilt and sewed them down with invisible thread.  

I wanted to try a new technique, so I machine quilted very heavily on the white areas, and put different designs in each "star".  I sewed around the butterflies, so they stood out. 

This was a real challenge to make, I'm glad to say I've finished it, and I think the end result was worth all the effort.  What do you think?


1 comment:

  1. Oh Mary, this is just beautiful! Love the butterflies, love the quilting, love the colors. You should feel very satisfied!