Thursday, February 19, 2015

Flit and Flutter Friday


This has been finished for a couple of days, waiting to be photographed.  Our  weather had other plans.  With temperatures in the negative digits my photo shoot took place indoors.  Don't get me wrong I love snow but I don't like freezing my patootie off in order to get a good picture.  It's a pretty good bet that those temps wouldn't be good for my camera or phone camera. 
Anyway...this was a quick and fun way to use up some scraps.  The four patches are 2.5" squares and the the solid blocks are 4.5" squares.  Sashed with 1.5" strips.  Doesn't get much easier than that!  


The hardest part was drafting the cute 8" butterfly blocks, but once the pattern was drafted they went together in no time. 


It's so cozy and soft due to the low loft poly batting and the minimal quilting. No fancy free motion to weigh down the butterflies flight, just straight line quilting done on my domestic machine.


For the backing I chose to use up some not so loved yardage from the stash.  It's a field of flowers for the butterflies playtime.


There can never be to many ginghams and plaids in a quilt so I pulled some green plaid from the stash for the inner border and binding.


She folded and ready for her flight to my grand daughters house.

~ Lea Anne ~
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20 comments:

  1. Very nice and bright. My favourite fabric? That green plaid. Love it, especially for the binding! oh, and cute butterflies too.

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  2. I can't get over your design skills! How do you do it? This is so cute!

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  3. Oh, Lea Anne! This is such a sweet and pretty quilt! Love those butterfly blocks. And that backing fabric is so suited to this cute quilt. Your granddaughter is going to love it!

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  4. Great quilt. Great design. It's simple but oh, so pretty!

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  5. A very sweet finish! It is adorable and looks like a big fluffy cloud!

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  6. Great, great quilt! Love the butterflies in it. We all can use our soft, cuddly quilts right now! I'm sure your granddaughter will love it.

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  7. Beautiful quilt and I love that binding! :)

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  8. I love the fresh colours in this quilt! Another beauty. :D

    Don't blame your camera! Kathy at Tamarack Shack (in my sidebar) takes quilt photos on the frozen lake outside her house in northern Canada all winter. I asked her how she manages, and she said she sets up her camera inside, and then takes off the gloves just long enough to take the photo. So, there's always a way!

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  9. Very pretty! I love quilts like this that give people so much to see and think about!

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  10. Cheery colors in your beautiful quilt! Sure to be loved by your granddaughter!

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  11. It is gorgeous. Baby quilts should always be simple and easy because they are going to be washed and loved into oblivion. Love your butterflies.
    Hugs

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  12. That's GORGEOUS!!! It gives me an idea of what to do with a few of my orphan blocks. Love what you did with the squares too! Yummy scraps!

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  13. It's really cute! I love the addition of the butterfly blocks.

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  14. It looks like spring,, maybe it will bring spring

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  15. Your grand daughter is going to love it!

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  16. Your quilt is lovely and a great use for scraps. I love the green plaid binding. Thanks for linking up to this week's TGIFF.

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  17. Beautifully done! I love those butterfly blocks. Great way to use up scraps and orphans.

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  18. Darling quilt, Lea Anne. Good reason to have a bolt of white on hand and use up those scraps. Your DGD is going to love it. Thanks for linking up to WIPs Be Gone - it's good to see progress made into finishes.

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