|Pink or brown?|
Friday was such a fun day. I raced home to play in the studio and let nothing get in my way. Going straight to the stash, I pulled out some pinky-brown fabrics. There was no rhyme or reason, I just started pulling some really pretty fabrics that I felt like playing with.....a solid, a light small plaid, a floral. Just a pretty variety of matching fabrics.
Since I made "Butterfly Kisses," I've wanted to make another in the same modern style but with a twist. The fabrics felt perfect for another butterfly quilt, so I set to playing with the butterflies. I didn't get very far Friday night (the grandkids interrupted the play time) but I did get most of the piecing for the background done.
This morning I woke up later than I wanted to, but eventually I found my way into the studio to complete the background. I used the butterfly patterns I'd made for "Butterfly Kisses" so it didn't take long to see the finished top.
|Close up of quilting motif--stippling with butterflies|
It was a perfect spring project for such a beautiful spring day. At some point I threw the curtains open and at some later point, I was forced to turn on the A/C. The weather was gorgeous--cool, brisk, clean and bright. Although the indoors got a little too warm, it was surprisingly chilly outdoors.
After lunch I dug around in the stash again for something just a little different for a focus fabric. I'd had an idea that included many of the same pinkish-browns. Just where this idea came from I could not say. I thought of making a family tree quilt with enough leaves for each family member. Once I found the bird fabric, I knew it would come together. And here are the results!