Friday, October 7, 2016

Bucilla Butterfly Lap Quilt -- Beginnings

I have a Bucilla cross-stitched butterfly lap quilt that I started working on about a year ago.  I put a few dozen stitches in it -- and didn't touch it again for months, though I hauled the briefcase with stamped quilt, needlecase, hoop, and various other bits of paraphernalia all the way to Florida and back last February, never once unzipping the case.

Tonight, since there was nothing more I could do on wedding things until I get pattern and fabric from some who are still using them, and I need a few supplies before I can proceed with the Blossoms bag, I did some cross-stitching on the butterfly quilt.  I now have all the black and charcoal done on the Monarch:

I forked over a bit of money to get a hand-rubbed wooden hoop from Germany -- and it's so much nicer than any other hoop I've ever used, I'm glad I got it.

And here's what the quilt is supposed to look like when it's done, one of these days:

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There don't seem to be any good close-up photos of this quilt anywhere on the Internet.  I'll have to remedy that!  ...   ...   ...   One of these days.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Blue Lotus Appliqué BOM

Blue Lotus Appliqué Block
for the Buoyant Blossoms Quilt
Block of the Month
October 2016

Here it is, quilted:

Download from Scribd by clicking the down arrow at the bottom of the pdf file above, then following instructions at the Scribd website.  

Alternatively, you can download this file from Google Drive:
Blue Lotus Appliqué

You may also download it from Craftsy or Etsy:

Finished size for the wall hanging will be approximately 53" x 53", and finished size for the larger quilt will be 60.5" x 78.5".

Friday, September 23, 2016

Buoyant Blossoms Quilt, All Done

I finished the Buoyant Blossoms quilt tonight!  It's 60.5" x 78.5".  That makes it a large personal-throw size.

At the end of September, October, and November, I will post the patterns for the Blue Lotus, the Pansies, and the Gladiola.

The Iris block is the one that started it all -- I drew the pattern and printed it to give the ladies at a quilting group to which I was invited.  Then I decided to offer it as the first of numerous BOMs... and so began a quilt.

For those who thought it would be too stiff with all that quilting, here it is draped nicely over the wrought-iron deck bench.


Friday, September 16, 2016