Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March Butterflies


The Kaleidoscope of Butterflies continues this month, and I've been stitching all weekend to get my next butterfly block done.

I'm glad this link up came along! I've been feeling a paralyzing amount of angst about the fabric choices for this project. But, these stitched sections are all decided, so I can do them now, and worry about the rest later. And I have a feeling that once these are done, and I can put everything up on the wall together, it will be easy to see what's next. Or at least, easier.
This is Block 2 of Leanne Beasley's stitchery quilt, Down in the Garden:


There was a lot of stitching on this one! And most of it yellow and gold. I seem to be on a yellow theme right now. But, given that this is the scene outside today...


 ...I think it balances out. No real life butterflies here! A spring green needleturn butterfly will have to be enough for now:


For more kaleidoscopes and butterflies, check out the Kaleidoscope of Butterflies link up, right here.

14 comments:

  1. No real life butterflies here either. We had snow flurries this a.m. So yellow seems to be a good thing to work with to keep away the blues. Sweet butterflies! Perfect fabric choices if you ask me. Looks like some fun stitching too.

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  2. This is such a delightful pattern. I love all your stitching and it looks like some parts are painted or inked. As Cathy said, you've chosen perfect fabric for your butterflies. I especially like the way you positioned the circles on the wings. Thanks for linking this grand project with Kaleidoscope of Butterflies. What will you have next month? Can't wait.

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    1. Yes, I started with white fabric, traced the designs, painted in all the colours with Tsukineko inks, and then finished them with the needleturn applique butterflies and lots of stitching. I think next month I will show all the stages, it's interesting to see it come to life! Thanks, Ann. :D

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  3. So happy to see this project up again. I think we all need the bright colours of spring right now.

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    1. Today we have beautiful white snow and blue skies, so the colours of winter are still working for me! But either way, bright colours and sun feel right. I can feel the season changing. Thanks very much -- it's nice to get this project going again. :D

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  4. what a lovely project you are working on and so colourful a real beauty the butterfly is. All we need now is for spring to come, having the mildest winter ever here it now sounds like we are in for a cold spell and snow forcast for Easter

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  5. There may not be any real butterflies fluttering with the snowflakes, but the ones your just finished are marvelous. The colors work perfectly with the colors of the block. Lots of wonderful stitching and fussy cutting.

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  6. I love flutterby's roll on spring. Yours are a lovely reminder it's not far away.

    With smiles
    Kate

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  7. Wow - that landscape couldn't contrast more greatly than with ours at the moment - another week over 34C! No wonder you are working on butterflies. I especially like the goody-blue one. Such a lovely bright block.

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    1. Thanks, Jillian! Yes, I had a feeling my Australian friends would appreciate that photo. Last night we had even more snow, and with the sun today, it is pretty bright out there!

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  8. What a joyful pretty block! It gives a taste of spring in the Canadian winter, which season I love more than spring!

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    1. Thanks, Christine! It is gorgeous today, so it is easy to appreciate winter when the skies are blue! But, spring is pretty too. :D

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  9. This looks great and I've just read your response to Ann - what a lot of work! But it is paying off.

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  10. Layin'around on the couch and catching up on my blogs. It's gray, raining, and chilly here. Your bright butterflies are brightening up the day. It will be over so fast today as we set the clocks ahead last night. I always hate the day when we switch over although I will enjoy the longer daylight in the evenings.

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