Wednesday, September 18, 2013

{WiP} Wednesday ~ Week 38

Hiya!

Welcome back! Thanks for coming back! I've been spending my spare time sewing, and not blogging, although I haven't been spending that much time doing either! :)

I've been working on finishing my third butterfly quilt (Hope Takes Flight 3.0) using Scrumptious by Bonnie and Camille and Moda Bella solids. (I've been working on writing the pattern for it.) (Very exciting and very intimidating!).

Hope Takes Flight 3.0

And I've been working on another top secret project. I can't wait to get to show it to you and tell you the story. I can say, however, that it does not involve any fabric companies or books or magazines. It just involves family. A legacy. Heritage. And I'm pretty stoked about that. :)  If you follow me on Instagram, then you know what I'm working on. I'm fairly certain the secret is safe here, but I don't want to blow my cover! ;o)

So, back to the butterfly quilt. I finished the quilting on Monday night, but still need to bind it. I quilted swirls on the butterflies (like a broken record), and CLOUDS in the open space, and squiggles in the thin border.

Hope Takes Flight 3.0


Can we just talk about those clouds for a sec? OH. MY. GRANNY!!!!!  I love them more than warm brownies on a cold day. More than a full tank of gas and no one else in the car. More than a rainbow array of Aurifil thread. Well...maybe not that much, but they were SO fun!!! And different! (I love different).

Cloud Quilting


And so easy. I'm not kidding. Free-motion clouds are no harder than free-motion swirls, and easier than pebbles. I promise!

You should try them.

I've got to get back to my secret project, but I am glad I got to show you my butterfly quilt. (again!). :o)

I hope you have a wonderful, and crafty, week!

Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for {WiP} Wednesday.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

16 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I really need to make one of these butterfly quilts soon...among 9000 other projects on the bucket list!

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  2. Love your butterfly quilt! :) Clouds and sunshine make me smile too

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  3. This is gorgeous! I love the way the butterflies cascade down the quilt.

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  4. Yay for more butterflies, and loving your secret project too :o)

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  5. Beautiful Melissa! This is a quilt worthy of a pattern ;o)

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  6. This is a fantastic quilt! I just love it!

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  7. What a great quilt! Really fun to look at and the quilting adds a nice touch.

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  8. Nice! A trail of fluttering butterflies. :-)

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  9. I love the butterflies and the colors you have used. My daughter would give you two thumbs up cause you used pink. :) I love the clouds and may try them some day. It took me forever just to get the nerve up to stipple FMQ instead of straight lining it.

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  10. Absolutely brilliant! Love this

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  11. Beautiful! I love this so much!

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  12. So modern looking and beautiful! Love the clouds!

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