Susan has been hard at work.


She made this quilt for a very special little girl. And what

better time than now with the weather being so rotten.


In the very center of the quilt, there are flowers that Susan designed.

She also has some very special buttons that will be added later. They

consisted of a ladybug and a bumblebee. They fit right in with the




The butterfly blocks are also pieced. There are quite a few of them

as well.


The fabrics that the butterflies are made of are really neat too.

Very colorful and playful for a special little lady.

Susan wanted swirls and butterflies on the quilt top so I

took some butterflies from one panto and added them

onto another panto.  The swirls came from a Linda Taylor’s

Stars and Swirls panto. I think that it worked out great!

I used a light blue polyster thread, 30 weight. It has alot of

sheen but it wasn’t as bright as I thought it would be.


The backing is blue too so we used the same thread for the

backing as well.


What a great start to spring. See you next week.


Being selfish and enjoying it.

This quilt belongs to Judi from Farm Lane Studio.  She has several cute quilts that I am finishing for her. This one is of blocks surrounded by sashing.  Judi decided that she would like some movement so we went with “Kelsey” due to its circular nature. I think I rather like it. What about you?

Judi's quilt from Farm Lane Studio

Judi’s quilt from Farm Lane Studio

Aren’t you proud of me?  I remembered to include some close up photos as well.

Close up of Judi's quilt.

Close up of Judi’s quilt.

Jeanette also had a quilt that needed to be finished for her granddaughter. It is so cute!  It has tons of butterflies in the fabrics so we chose a pantograph that had butterflies all throughout it.  A variegated thread was also used and I think that it turned out beautifully.

Jeanette's butterfly quilt

Jeanette’s butterfly quilt

And here is a close up of the quilting on it.

Butterfly quilt close up

Butterfly quilt close up

Jeanette was so pleased and thus I was pleased.  I even managed to take a shot of the back of the quilt.  The variegated thread makes the back look like a whole new quilt, one in which you can use,  if you get tired of the front.  Two for the price of one. Now, that is a great deal!

Back of Jeanette's butterfly quilt

Back of Jeanette’s butterfly quilt

Besides all this, I am trying to carve out some time for my own personal quilting. It seems to have taken a back seat but I am about three quarters through piecing a top and I really want to get it done before school is out.  There is a local quilt show coming up in September and it seems I am always rushing to complete something for it.  So, I am being selfish and enjoying it. Hope you have a good week. Keep stitching, Ruth