Sunday, January 02, 2011

More Butterflies

IMG_2742 Yesterday it snowed, but I was inside working on more butterfly blocks and dreaming of Spring.  We are also planning our fruit tree orchard, more Spring dreaming.  Where we live it only snows once or twice a year so it was a real surprise to wake up to about 4-6 inches of snow yesterday.  We took a long walk and really enjoyed the white stuff and being able to see all the foot prints of different birds and critters.  We made sure the bird feeders were full and enjoyed watching all the bird activity through out the day. 

IMG_2785 My butterfly block that I made a few months ago has acquired a few more friends and I paired it with a block that I had been admiring from a book by Barbara Brandeburg called Tried & True Cabbage Rose Favorites.  She used it with a butterfly block also made using appliqué so mine is a little different interpretation.  This is what I came up with.  I haven’t put the outer borders on yet and will have to piece a lot of browns together to finish it, but this whole quilt was made from scraps so it will all tie together nicely.  The only problem I am having is deciding where to go from here…do I stop and quilt it?…then what do I bind it with?  I have a soft yellow fabric for the backing that has little peach colored flowers on it and I think it will be perfect though I might be a little short and will have to piece in something for that, a true scrap quilt.  I am really liking this and will use it for a wall hanging I think.

Spring is only about 77 days away!



PamKittyMorning said...

I love how your butterfly quilt is turning out! Can't wait to see where it flies from here!

Linda said...

Blocks are gorgeous. I can't wait to see the whole quilt together! You sure did get the snow! I'm counting down the days until Spring too!!

Candace said...

I love how your quilt is coming along, Ferne! I especially like the little setting trianles! That's a lot of snow for you there - we love watching the birds in the snow as well! Happy spring fruit tree planning!