Monday, April 22, 2013

Butterflies Complete for Little Girl's Row Quilt

I finished the applique butterfly row I am contributing to the row quilt my friends and I are making.  I selected the following stitches from the TAST challenge for the butterfly antennas.
TAST #14 - Whipped Stem Stitch
TAST # 15 - French Knots
TAST #43 Whipped Magic Chain
TAST #33 Pekinese Stitch
TAST #9 Couching
I embellished the bodies with  fancy stitches from my new machine; I used a different stitch for each butterfly.  It was fun to try to coordinate the stitch with the butterfly.  I particularly liked how the round design on the purple body mimics the circles on the fabric.
I had lots of fun with this project and I'm fairly pleased with how it turned out.  I was inspired by a video of Ira Glass on creativity on a post over at The Unbroken Thread.  Glass encourages beginners like me to just do the work of creativity, to set goals and even deadlines.  It's a new approach, but it worked for me in this case.  It's easy to get paralyzed by having too many choices to make on a project like this, so surprisingly, having a self-imposed deadline really helped.


Joy said...

I love your butterflies - Sew Pretty! :)

margaret said...

a wonderful display of butterflies,

Quilt Kitty said...

Gorgeous butterflies but oh my look at your Bunt Cake - very impressive & I bet it tasted as good as it looks! xx

Mary said...

Your butterfly blocks are gorgeous. Love the use of the different stitches.

socialsue said...

Love the different stitches used and I can see how each butterfly are different and unique!