21 Nov 2014

The Butterfly Quilt


Cuddly, cozy, fun and bright - The Butterfly Quilt!  I am so happy with this finish!


Last week a few photos of my Butterfly quilt blocks were shown in this post.  I said, "I am already eager to start on another Butterfly Quilt using only solids!  Or maybe using a single fabric collection....."  But now I am already onto a completely new design idea using those solids instead.


These photos show the quilting detail - organic wavy line quilting.  This quilting style gives the feeling of movement.  The butterflies seem to be floating on a breeze!


I was recently at my LQS and purchased this fun and lovely polka dot minky for backing.  Seemed so suited to The Butterfly Quilt.  And it's so soft and cuddly!


This bright pink polka dot was discovered in my stash while searching for fabrics to use in the blocks.  There was a large piece.  Enough to use in a couple of blocks and to use as the binding.


This large throw quilt, which finished at approximately 56" x 60", is now for sale in my Etsy shop.  And The Butterfly Quilt pattern is available from my pattern store here!




This quilt finish was the 17th use of my 100 labels ordered from



Please come back here on Tuesday for the Fat Quarter bundle of 
Charley Harper - Nurture giveaway sponsored by Fabricworm!  
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Meanwhile, it's Day 5 in the Blogathon Canada 2014 event.  Today's host bloggers will introduce themselves on their blogs and in their post, they will include links to other blogs from their own province.  Each host blogger will also be offering a chance to win a fat quarter bundle in a GIVEAWAY on their blog, sponsored by Sew Sisters Quilt Shop.  Sew Sisters has teamed up with Aurifil, Camelot Fabrics, Northcott, Robert Kaufman Fabrics and Timeless Treasures to bring you even MORE GIVEAWAYS.

Blogathon Canada isn't just for Canadians.  All the great giveaways are open to everyone from across the globe!


Although my day is not until tomorrow, this giveaway is open all week, with the winner being chosen on November 24th.  You could win this luscious bundle of 10 new Kona fat quarters!

How do you enter the giveaway contest?

Follow the instructions on the RaffleCopter.com widget below to get started!

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Winner will be randomly chosen on November 24th and notified by email.
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Now join me as we continue our hop across Canada!  And if you missed meeting anyone from earlier this week, please click on this link to see the entire schedule and enter their giveaways!

Today's hosts are Josée of The Charming Needle from the province of Quebec and Janet of Caribou Crossing Chronicles from way up in the Northwest Territories.  Don't forget to stop in to the Sew Sisters blog to enter their giveaway!


Linking up to Finish it up Friday with Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts....
And TGIFF! hosted this week with Lynette at What a Hoot Quilts.





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39 comments:

A Quilter's Mission said...

Love the dotty minky on the back! Your quilting is perfect. I love this so much. Yes, solids would be beautiful.

carolegoldquilts said...

I love everything about your butterfly quilt, Lorna! The quilting is perfect for it, and the minky on the back is the icing on the cake. So cozy!

carolegoldquilts said...

Not sure I understood the Raffle Copter directions, but I do follow your blog by email! :-)

Pam said...

I love the solids and prints on the butterfly wings. It gives the wings dimension. Beautiful!

Lesley said...

I am swooning over this quilt. So pretty...love the butterflies and that perfect backing you chose.

Kate said...

Lorna, your butterfly quilt is awesome!! ^^

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

Beautiful! Assembling all the individual butterflies together makes a stunning top. I think that they are even more beautiful when assembled than when I saw them separately. Also, I'm always amazed by what your "waves" quilting makes to a quilt.

Betsy said...

I follow by email.

knettycraft said...

Oh it tuned out to a wonderful quilt. You sewed a really fresh quilt... reminds me on spring and summer while it is cold, grey and rainy November in Germany. Especially I love your wavy quilting lines - how did you do it, with your walking foot or free motion?

The Cozy Pumpkin said...

That butterfly quilt tis so bright and vibrant. A perfect pop of color on dreary fall days. :)

Lara B. said...

Adorable! Totally loving yet another one of your quilts Lorna! Your designs and finished quilts really are Sew Fresh! I am glad to see that the Minky does well with Organic wavy line quilting.

Daytona Damsel said...

This quilt turned out so cute, as all your quilts do. Love the new picture. I assume that is your daughter with you. She is a beautiful girl. Debbie

Cassandra said...

This butterfly quilt is charming, and I love how cozy the minky must make it! I follow via BlogLovin

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

The wavy line quilting adds nice motion to the quilt - like the wind the butterflies are fluttering on. :) Congrats on another finish!

LynCC said...

Ooo! I would be really happy with this finish, too! The fun, perky colors in the butterflies themselves, the really lovely effect of the organic line quilting, and that fabulous backing. . . Winner all around!!

Lee Ann L. said...

What a beautiful quilt. Butterflies are flying flowers.

I follow you via feedly.

Zenia Rene said...

Hi Lorna, I'm very curious. Is your organic wavy line quilting done Free Motion?

Janeen van Niekerk said...

LOVE your butterflies! Its so darn cute !!! Those C Harper fabrics ...are just ..well, ... you know - AWESOME!

Martha said...

I love how fresh and happy this quilt looks. It is beautiful Lorna. I have never tried minky as a backing for my quilts. I have to try it someday I love how cozy it makes your quilt.

A Nudge said...

They do look like they're floating on a breeze. How clever!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What a fun quilt. Love your butterflies.

Shauna said...

What a lovely, happy finish!

Soma Acharya said...

The butterfly quilt is beautiful, Lorna!! The quilting looks like the wind!

-Soma

Lorna McMahon said...

No, the quilting is done with the walking foot. It is really fun, too!

Lorna McMahon said...

No, the quilting is done with the walking foot. I love using this quilting method!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful quilt Lorna and I love your new blog photo too!

Janet said...

Wow I love all the bright colour! I am also a host so if you get my name in the draw throw it out and pick a new one.

Katherine said...

Loving your butterfly quilt, Lorna! The colours are so fresh and pretty.

Helene said...

Very pretty

Chris R said...

I love the quilt with the books and cats...perfect for a librarian!! mcgaw224@gmail.com

Margaret said...

I love your quilts. I follow with bloglovin

Jasmine said...

I love how you off set the blocks! It turned out so beautiful.

Colleen said...

Stunning use of colour in your quilts.

Vera said...

Beautiful pattern and quilt! I might actually need this pattern as my girls like butterflies :) I better think fast while your sale last. I also like your choice of quilting!

Sarah said...

i follow you with bloglovin. sarah@forrussia.org

CeLynn said...

While it is cold and blustery outside,it sure looks like spring insede with your butterfly quilt! It is so vibrant with color,the dotty minky is the perfect backing. Don't you just love finding buried treasure in the ole stash?!

Dianne Cook said...

Just found your blog. Signed up for email. Love all your quilts

Corinne Berinstein said...

Love your website especially the quilt picture taken outside. Il will be a frequent visitor to your site. Thanks. I follow you by your website.

Sherry said...

first time to your blog. love your quilts. Very talented.