I began work on this quilt at the quilt retreat I went to in early April. It is for our older granddaughter's 10th birthday, which is this week. How fast they do grow up!
The butterflies are machine appliqued. I paper pieced the Birds in the Air blocks and also the half-square triangles in the border. I machine quilted the quilt on my Janome. The large triangles in the Birds in the Air blocks and the backing are a fabric that is shiny and feels kind of sticky in the machine. Due to that, it was not so easy to maneuver it in the machine, and much harder to keep stitches even when machine quilting. Especially on the butterflies I quilted in those large triangles, I was definitely not successful in the even stitch category.
From Cold and Wintery Virginia! - [image: 20171215_073345] I stood on the end of the front porch – the bit that is over the garage, looking down at the hairpin turn of the laneway –the very ...
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