Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sew and Tell Friday

This year, I'm pushing hard to lessen my quilting UFO pile. To that end, this week I dragged out the "Pansy Quilt". It is "finished" languishing in the closet. :-) The quilt came about due to a block exchange called "Your Pick". The block exchange got the "Your Pick" name because we each bought a focus fabric--in my case pansy fabric--and sent a piece to each of the participants. Each participant made a block with the focus fabric and sent the block back. I received some particularly beautiful blocks.

Like many of my projects, I got so far with it, and then got distracted. In this case, I have did get the 16 blocks sashed and joined together before going off on another tangent. So here's where I'm picking up.

At this point, I need to add some borders. I began auditioning borders, and decided the first border around would be 2" and green. I plan to add a 4" inch border of the same white on beige fabric that is in the sashing, and finally another 2" green border. (That big 4 inch white on beige border will give me lots of space to improve my FMQ skills. HA!)


The outermost border will be composed of 6" butterfly blocks like the ones below. I *think* I need 52 of them. So far I have 20 done.


So that's where I am this week. More of a start really than a finish.
I want to extend my thanks to Amy for hosting Sew and Tell Fridays. :-) This is my first Sew and Tell, and I'm excited to see what everyone else is doing.







14 comments:

  1. Some beautiful blocks there! And what a beautiful but time-consuming border! That's really going to be stunning! Congratulations on sashing the blocks!

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  2. these blocks are amazing. they look so hard and intricate! great finish

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  3. I really love these colors!

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  4. Wowzers! This is one beautiful quilt and the border is going to be drop dead gorgeous!

    Can't wait to see more!!!

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  5. Those are some fabulous blocks you got in your exchange! And could that butterfly border be any more perfect? I think not. I like that you put as much thought into the outer border as the rest of the quilt. Love the pansy print and colors. It's all so pretty!

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  6. Wow, your You Pick quilt is very striking.

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  7. beautiful! love your plan for the borders. I also LOVE the quilted baby feet and your great aunt's pink and white quilt in your previous posts.

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  8. Oh boy those butterfly blocks are awesome, I've never seen it before and it looks so great! It's going to go wonderfully with that quilt.

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  9. This is going to be such a gorgeous quilt! Love those butterfly blocks!

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  10. What a great effort - bet you're glad it's out of the cupboard. Love the sashing and little cornerstones.

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  11. That looks stunning! The butterfly blocks are beautiful.

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  12. The blocks are gorgeous! I especially love the butterfly ones.

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  13. Michelle, these are great blocks. Good for you for pulling them out and working on them. Can't wait to see it finished. Thanks for sharing.

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Your comments brighten my day. :-)