I think I’ve mentioned it before, but my Mom is an incredible quilter. Two of my favorites she has made me are quilts with butterflies. Both have an abundance of applique. This one has been well loved and needs some repair, but quilts aren’t made to live in closets.
It’s a simple design. Sashing with placed squares and appliqued butterflies within muslin squares across and down. She stitched the antennas on each butterfly. She always does a lovely job with her value placement to make the design and fabrics come to life. I love that her taste is different from mine when it comes to design and fabric.
I fell hard for the Alexander Henry Whispering Wing fabric when I ordered it. The design isn’t flat in the least and I love the colors. I bought up what I could when I made this quilt, and apparently after all the inquires of the fabric designer I had, the rest was bought up by you lovely people. Can’t find it…anywhere.
So I thought I would merge the butterfly fabric with the design of my Mom’s quilt. The simple blocks and traditional design showcases this delicious fabric perfectly.
I inserted some favorite prints in as the wee squares.
Love Love Love this fabric!
Perhaps some butterfly quilting. I don’t want to cover the lovely design up. This one’s getting sent out I believe. For now I’ll have to save my pennies which I haven’t been the best at with all the lovely fabrics coming out!