Saturday, January 21, 2012

Butterfly Garden


A few weeks ago I was able to put my Butterfly Garden top together, lol I only started this quilt top late January 2008! I can't recall the number of times I have put this quilt aside to work on other projects. It was so exciting to finally get it together. It just needs a really good press and basting so I can quilt it.


I had planned to start either An Angel's Story by Anni Downs or Polka Dot Girls by Red Brolly but found when I finished BG that I couldn't pick these quilts up to work on. Down in the Garden by Leanne Beasley was really appealling so I have been working on it. I actually did start DitG nearly two years ago when it was released but I got overwhelmed with the amount of stitching in it alongside all the other stitching I had to do (BG and A Gardeners Story quilt) so it was put aside and I didn't think I  would pick it up again so I started using the fabrics to make Sue Daley's 'This Goes With That' paper pieced quilt.
I had a dig around and aside from ordering a couple of Lecien basics FQs I was able to use either fabrics I had originally intended to use or substitutes that I am happier with. I am close to having two blocks completed for this quilt already so An Angel's Story and Polka Dot Girls might not have to wait too long after all!

17 comments:

Kylie said...

Looks great Bec - it always feel great to get an old project finished. xxx

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

It looks lovely. Doesn't it feel good to get to the end of a project :o)

Anne said...

It looks great :0). I enjoyed making my version of that quilt. I took a year to do it and started after I'd had some surgery and wasn't very mobile. It's the only official BOM I've ever done. My dd has it now as one of her treasures :0)

Jo in TAS said...

Looks great Bec! I've completed one block so far and as the same as you I put it aside to work on other things, maybe one day it'll come back to the top of the pile!

Lynda said...

Beautiful Bec - lovely to see your finished top. Would love to see a photo of your DitG blocks.

marina said...

Congratulations on your finish!
I hope you will show your ditg progress I am up to block 5 and yes the stitching does get a bit overwhelming sometimes. I used the sweetwater fabrics I bought from you for mine. Please show and tell?

De said...

Looks good Bec. Im just preparing Angels Story to take away with me next weekend. Its been a long time waiting.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Just lovely Bec...oh I must finish mine..

Maree: said...

I've always like this quilt yours is Pretty Bec..
Hope you are keeping 'Well'.
cheers

Grethe said...

Beautiful BG,so glad for you that you have come this far! I adore the pattern,I must...I must...soon to start again:-)

Fiona said...

Bec.. it is awesome... really got me ready to go on and do more of mine.... hope we will see some of the others you are doing...
Hugz

Sarah said...

That quilt looks GREAT!!! Well done : o )

I will be starting her QUilters JOurney quilt this year... Done the blocks just need to start stitching... instead decided to do the civil war quilt first... avoiding stitching noooooooo!!!

Shiralee Stitches said...

Absolutely beautiful, Bec....I need to get mine out and make some progress...I love the soft colours....

Farm Girl said...

You've made a beautiful job Bec, so pretty, well done!
Have fun with Down in the Garden ......

chook said...

your quilt is just beautiful I hope to get the pattern and make this quilt one day hugs Beth

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Fantastic Bec. Looks beautiful and must be a great feeling to get it finished :)

Wendy said...

It looks amazing. I've been watching Fiona at BubzRugz working on this quilt and I absolutely love it.