In an effort to chase away the January blues, I got on with a flurry of sewing over the winter months. I wanted take stock of my UFO’s and keep what I love and repurpose the rest. Many became Linus quilts and one will find it’s way to be a colourful accent in my daughter’s dorm. Along with some other recent sewing, it has resulted in 8 quilts for Project Linus. Two have already been donated and these are some of the remaining ones all piled up waiting to be properly photographed then given to Lynda.
I’m thrilled with the results and I really enjoyed the journey as I stitched each quilt together. I played with different patterns and I had fun trying out different quilting ideas which I’ll show you soon…they deserve a post all of their own. :o)
When the first 7 quilts were completed I saved all the extra wadding from the sides and kept all the trimmings. From that I had enough wadding to piece together to be used in an 8th quilt which will finish about 30” x 40”. Nothing is wasted and everything is used :o)
I have for a long time wanted to try Red Pepper Quilts’ tutorial for butterflies and figured the time was right. Armed with 24 – 5” pink charm squares and 24 – 5” yellow charm squares I had the fabric for the wings. 12 – 5” charm squares was just right for the green bodies.
The blue background was left over from one of the backings and I had just the right amount to cut the strips needed. Each block went together with precision and I loved how easy it was to sew together with virtually no fabric waste. Honestly you have to try her technique…it’s genius!
I plan to add a border…something equally as sweet as the prints..probably a small floral to tie it all together and then get it quilted and finished.
Until next time...♥