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:

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

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

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  3. Wow it's lovely Fiona - Well Done x Fee

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

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

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  6. Beautiful work Fiona. Enjoy your day. X

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  7. STUNNING... love love love the colours xxx

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

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

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

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  11. Oh wow! That's beautiful! :0)

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

    Beautiful, just beautiful.

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

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

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  15. What an amazing quilt, looks lovely Fiona!

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

    Debbie

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

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

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  19. 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

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

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  21. Fiona your butterfly is just beautiful. Looksw very interesting technique

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  22. Just beautiful. Hope you have had a fun day.

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

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

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

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

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  27. Looking fantastic Fiona. It is just gorgeous.

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  28. 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!

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

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