Thursday, July 23, 2015

Falling in Love







Why is it I fall in love with nearly every single quilt I make? Maybe it has something to do with choosing fabrics I love and endeavouring to create something which highlights the beauty of each fabric. Maybe it's the delight of seeing an idea slowly coming to life, little by little, as the fabric slips through my hands, over and over again. 

Bringing together some of my favourite fabrics in Butterflies in Blue has been very satisfying. Each butterfly print (Fauna in Dusk) triangle is echo quilted in soft white, then I straight line quilted the Cirrus in Sky surrounding fabric in matching diagonal lines with light blue thread. 

I'm excited about this binding too - Plumes in Turquoise, another beautiful fabric from Sarah Watson's 'Biology' collection for Cloud 9. All fabrics, threads and batting are all 100% organic cotton. Hand stitching the binding will be a pleasure, one of my favourite steps in creating a quilt. Looking forward to another finish soon.....


Sharing at WIP Wednesday.

25 comments:

diane b said...

I love your enthusiasm and that beautiful turquoise colour

dutchcomfort said...

It’s beautiful and I love that binding fabric!

Patchwork and Play said...

Who wouldn't fall in love with such beautiful fabrics! That binding is stunning!

Giga said...

I see now are the final work on the quilt with butterflies. I think that all will be beautiful. It's nice that you're doing what you like. Greetings.

Maryse said...

It's going to be a beautiful quilt, it already is! Looks like you found the perfect binding. :-)

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Oh my gosh, this is beautiful front, back and binding. It's no wonder you fall in love with each one. You have a gift of picking fabrics and patterns and making beautiful pieces to be enjoyed by yourself and others.

FlowerLady

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the colors and the fabric design. I would love your quilts too, just your name Butterflies in Blue sounds pretty. Enjoy your day!

geanina said...

Amazing work! Complimenti!

SarahZ said...

I too fall in love with nearly every quilt you make :) For me, your unhurried approach and appreciation of all the details complement the fabrics and colors you choose...simply irresistible! Butterflies in Blue is no exception!!!

Daytona Damsel said...

Fabulous fabric and the quilt will be too. Debbie

Connie said...

I love your fabric especially the binding. Now I have a question for you. I do not have a walking foot and have been debating spending the money for one. What is your opinion; are they worth the extra money? Oh, I'm having a Give-A-Way, come put your name in the hat.
I'll be looking forward to hearing your views on the walking foot.
Connie :)

Elise Lea said...

Another beautiful quilt! If you didn't fall in love with all of your quilts I would be surprised. I fall in love with them over the internet. I love your design style and how such a simple pattern can be so stunning when the right fabrics are used.

audrey said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! It's easy to fall in love with something we put so much of ourselves into, making sure each piece is the perfect complement.:)

Fun60 said...

You have certainly put the research into finding beautiful fabrics.

Preeti said...

I'm enjoying watching you savor every step of making this quilt!! It's going to be beautiful!!

Filip Demuinck said...

Great picture with the sewing machine.

Greetings,
Filip

Kirsten said...

Such lovely colours - the feathers fabric is going to look beautiful as the binding!

Michelle said...

I always love the colors you choose.

DeborahGun said...

you choose such beautiful fabrics, and there is such a thrill in seeing a quilt coming together.

Susan said...

I have a relationship with my quilts as I make them too. I almost always end up loving them, but there's often some less than rosy moments along the way too. This is a beautiful quilt, I love the plumes fabric for your binding. I enjoy binding too, it's very relaxing.

Maya Harrison said...

What a beautiful quilt. I like sewing too. I have kept the 'rags' from my last projects. Maybe someday I could also make a quilt out of them. Your projects are inspiring :-)

Lisa Gordon said...

Karen, it is just beautiful!

Anita Johnson said...

I fall in love with each of your quilts too. I have never made a complete quilt...yet. You inspire. My daughter in law loves quilting too...they just had a little girl. Maybe I should start with a little dress!

Magia da Inês said...


Muito bonito, as cores, as estampas!

Boa semana!!!
Beijinhos.ჱه° ·.
❤˚° ·.

Liz said...

I would certainly find it very difficult to part with all these quilts! Gorgeous fabrics!

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