Work It Wednesday

Is it hump day already?!? Woohoo! That means the week is almost over and Easter is just a few days away.  Now that I have finished with all my Easter presents and mailed off the ones for my nieces and nephews, I am back to finishing up the Butterfly Quilt.

For those who are new to the blog, the Butterfly Quilt is the first quilt I have ever designed and it is for my daughter Anne.

Last night I worked on the free-motion quilting aspect of the quilt. It took me about 3 hours but I was able to get it done and it turned out GREAT!
I practiced a lot before I actually had the nerve to try on the quilt. Here are some pictures of my practice piece.

For some reason Blogger and Picasa are not playing nice and will not let me properly rotate my pictures 🙁
I practiced a lot before breaking out the quilt itself. I tried stencils and free motion and decided that as a novice at free-motion quilting, for this special quilt I would stick with free motion curly-cues.
Here are some pictures of finished butterflies:
I machine quilted only the butterfly outlines, not the squares that were machine appliqued and I really do love the overall effect.  Next step taking off the extra backing and batting, then binding and handwork.  Wish me luck!
What are you working on today?

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2 Responses to Work It Wednesday

  1. Garilyn says:

    I'm working on finishing a custom order for matching Easter dresses. One done, the other almost done!

  2. Bright Angel says:

    Beautiful Quilt!! You rock!! I am working on matching bows for my little princess and my niece for Easter!:)

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