Tuesday, May 21, 2013

My butterfly.....

This has been a fun project to work on.....

A friend of mine did THIS butterfly and has been helping me with mine....  After I had done all the shapes and ironed them down HERE it was time to start sewing....

I chose to make all my 1/4" binding and sewed it with a twin needle... (which I've never done before so that was quite exciting!)


... had to go gently round the curves but it was no problem and it saved sewing two rows...


... here she is outside enjoying a bit of sunshine...
(the colours aren't quite as dull as they look in the picture ... must be that sky taking all the brightness!)


... I thought the back is quite fun too...


...rather a fun technique... I may well do this again sometime....

I want to add a bit of stitching detail onto the background... still thinking on this one.... in the mean time it is waiting with the teacups for some amazing idea.....  

Righto, Gotto Go.....  off to quilting group today.... I joined up with Toowoomba Quilters recently and they seem to do all sorts of interesting things... today is community quilts and we all use up some donated fabrics and make quilts for charity..

32 comments:

Susan said...

Fiona - your butterfly is absolutely stunning!
Your group day sounds like fun too - I hope you enjoy it.

marina said...

looks absolutely fabulous Fiona!
great idea to use the twin needles.
Enjoy your quilters group sounds like you will have a fun day

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Gorgeous!

Fiona Ransley said...

Wow it's lovely Fiona - Well Done x Fee

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Wow Fiona, very clever of you. Have a great day. hugs

Val Spiers said...

What a great design. I like the idea of the twin needle. Very clever.

Susan said...

Beautiful work Fiona. Enjoy your day. X

Tarnyia said...

STUNNING... love love love the colours xxx

Cheryll said...

Fantastic flimsy using a gorgeous butterfly. So well done Fiona! :)

Anonymous said...

stunning Fiona it is so pretty,well done on making such an awesome project.xx

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous! Let us know how you enjoy being part of a group.

Terry said...

Oh wow! That's beautiful! :0)

Jeanette said...

Stunning Fiona. Hugs,xx.

Grammasheri said...

So lovely Fiona! I hope this one is a "keeper". Will be fun to see how you quilt it!

Beautiful, just beautiful.

Mistea said...

Amazing on both sides.
Cheeky sky hogging all the brightness.
Sounds like you'll be having a fun day. Enjoy

Just Ramblin' said...

Your butterfly is amazing and I love how neat it looks with the quilting on the opposite side. Nola

Deb R said...

What an amazing quilt, looks lovely Fiona!

WoolenSails said...

That really is beautiful, love the stained glass look in fabrics.

Debbie

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Totally "amazing".......

Jane Galley said...

Oh, Wow! That's amazing, stunning, wonderful

Jane Galley said...

Oh, Wow! That's amazing, stunning, wonderful

Shirley Cryan said...

Oh Wow wow and more wow, that is just fabulous, as you might gather I like butterflies always but this last year they are now more personal to me, well done Fiona such a lovely piece of work x

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your butterfly is incredibly beautiful. You are so clever and have done a fantastic job!! Hugs Wendy

Cheryl said...

Fiona your butterfly is just beautiful. Looksw very interesting technique

Michelle Ridgway said...

Just beautiful. Hope you have had a fun day.

Karen said...

Stunning butterfly and gorgeous colours. Hope you had a great time at play today!

Marilyn said...

The butterfly has gone together beautifully. Hope you had a good day at quilting group.

Carin Aschan said...

It's stunning! I hope you had a great meeting yesterday! hugz

Wendy said...

wow Fiona, that's gorgeous! great idea to stitch with the twin needle. I still haven't taken mine out of its packet!

katherine said...

Looking fantastic Fiona. It is just gorgeous.

Sandra :) said...

I love stitching with a twin needle - it only takes a few extra seconds to thread the 2nd spool but it gives such a great look for little effort :) What a great way to sew down the bias binding - your butterfly is beautiful!

Melody said...

Your butterfly is brilliant and clever you to think of using a twin needle.

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