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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Butterflies are Free


At least this paper pieced pattern is free at Double Nickel Quilts.  It was designed by Candace Moore.  Thanks, Candace!

It's an easy block to make once you figure out your color scheme and which pattern piece is which color.  I would strongly suggest you write the color on each section before you begin to sew.  I decided on pink and yellow.  I am thinking that three or four butterflies in different colors would make cute pillows for the deck furniture.

It felt good to do a little sewing. I expect to do a lot more once the cold weather sets in and my perennial gardens are put to bed for another season.  I have a lot of UFO's to complete!

Some of you may remember in June that I was planning to hand quilt my Autumn Stars quilt this summer.  I had good intentions...really, I did.
I even hand quilted one star area, then I moved the hoop to get ready for star #2, set it aside-- and have not  picked it up since!  Time has escaped...with working full time, I could barely keep up with the flower garden.

Early this morning I did put the binding on one of the animal placemats that I machine quilted last spring.
I used one of the fancy stitches on my machine. I think it will be just fine.  I have three more placemats to do. I hope to get those done tomorrow.  I made these placemats to go with these animal skin dishes:

I have been calling them leopard dishes, but I think they may be Cheetah.  Whatever they are, I am looking forward to a fall dinner party setting with my new placemats.

If anyone is still around reading this blog, thanks for stopping by! I know I have neglected this blog for quite some time.  I hope to resume more regular postings soon

1 comment:

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Oh those dishes and place mats are to die for!!

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