Finished Handmade Quilting Work in Progress

Liberty Print Plotting {handmade}


I’ve been plotting and planning and knitting this week.  The knitting I can’t show you, try at least not just yet. It’s super top secret, for sale to the point that I’m hiding it even from Ravelry, but all being well and a few nice commutes with space next to me to wiggle my elbows without prodding someone and I might just be finished.  There is a teeny tiny sneak peek over on Instagram but I don’t think it’s going to be giving too much away.

I’ve still got my July Sugarblock club blocks to make, but I’m still steeling myself before I try foundation paper piecing again.  I’m sure that all the lessons I learnt with May’s block will carry over, I’m just procrastinating a bit on the fabric choices as much as anything else.

Space for the Butterflies - A Liberty Butterfly Quilt

And so the plotting begins, or perhaps the plotting has already been there.  I have a little stash of Liberty print leftovers from making sundresses for the girls, and a little bag of scraps from Alice Caroline’s stand at a quilt show, and another little bag of scraps from Jo at Greene Fabric Co, a plan and sort of a pattern.  It’s my next big quilt, except its going to be everything that the Fishing Net Quilt isn’t; much smaller, and with very little piecing if any.  I’ve got a length of white on white flower print which I want to use as a whole cloth backing and then using the Alice Caroline Butterfly Cushion pattern as a guide, set raw edge applique butterflies in the centre, followed by some daisy chain free motion quilting and then another border which will either be raw edge applique leaves in a sort of Orla Kierly style, or possible a grandmother’s garden hexie pattern.

Space for the Butterflies - A Liberty Butterfly Quilt

For now of course it looks like this:

Space for the Butterflies - A Liberty Butterfly Quilt

But I know I can see it in my head, now I just have to make it reality.

And speaking of reality, in looking through to find my Liberty print stash I found this:

Space for the Butterflies - A Liberty Butterfly Quilt

It’s finished, it’s actually something I finished a while ago, made from a hexagon pack that I picked up at Libertys without any serious plan other than I really liked sewing hexies together.  It’s about 9dimensions) and it’s a very pretty slab but to be honest I have no idea what to do with it.  I suppose I could unpick it all and use the hexies as focus points in the centre of flowers, or as paving stones in a river, but it seems a shame to waste all that sewing, so I’m throwing it open to ideas – what do I do with a hexie slab that I made on a whim?

Space for the Butterflies - A Liberty Butterfly Quilt

Joining Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday and Frontier Dreams for Keep Calm, Craft On

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  • Tami 15/07/2016 at 4:39 am

    Your Slab Is Lovely. I’d applique the whole thing to a foundation and use it to make a tote bag or purse!

  • Andrea 15/07/2016 at 4:52 am

    Tuck it onto something sturdy and make it into a cushion.

  • karen 15/07/2016 at 3:40 pm

    beautiful fabrics and the beginning piecing 🙂 lovely!!

  • Gemini Jen NZ 15/07/2016 at 9:37 pm

    Yes, a shame to unpick it after the hard work of putting it together – definitely maybe make it into a pillow or perhaps a little mat for on top of a dresser?

  • Lovay Broussard 17/07/2016 at 4:05 pm

    Make a table mat, pillow or a wall hanging.