Butterflies in the woods

Nine lovely little log cabins, close together. A little stream to surround them. Pebbles great and small… butterflies are fluttering from flower to flower!

YEEEEY!!!! Both my sewing machines are fixed! So celebrate I just had toΒ  πŸ˜‰ sew all day!

Esther

I am linking up with TGIFF at Molli Sparkles this week and Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts and of course FMQ Friday over at Leah Day’s blog.

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33 thoughts on “Butterflies in the woods

  1. This quilt is really beautiful Esther! the log cabins are beautiful, but the FMQ really makes it come alive! If you have a chance, hop over and share at Needle and Thread Thursday too. It’s always open through Friday!

    πŸ™‚ Kelly

    • Hello!
      LOL, yes and no…. I used a cookiecutter for the outer shape (butterfly and heart). I traced that with chalk and than free motioned the rest in without thinking too much about it. The aim was to make every butterfly different from the others. I think I will go cookie cutter hunting in the large cook shop in town soon! It worked like a charm. The flower shape was a card of some kind I had saved. The round shapes I created with lids, a tape roll and plates. Luckily the dark blue chalk came right out in the wash. There was blue chalk every where…. and I mean everywhere! πŸ˜‰
      Have a great week!
      Esther

  2. I LOVE it Esther! I’ve been thinking about trying something like this, but haven’t had the guts to do so. You have inspired me to try soon!

    (by the by, have I mentioned how much I love your name? It’s one of my favorite names of all time. So classy!)

    • Hello Susan!
      I will sure pass on the compliment about the name to my parents. πŸ˜‰ I know that my name in not so common in the USA and Australia. I do hear it now and than here in Europe. I did find a Coca Cola bottle with my name on it last week! I had to buy it off course! πŸ˜‰ (Is Coca Cola having the same ad in your part of the world too with the name bottles?) Most people here write the name Esther without an H in it (Ester), so all of the things you can buy with your name on it, like key chains or pens, are not spelled right for me.
      Oh, please try the FMQ, it can be a lot of fun when you have had some practise! I have not been doing this very long (less than 4 months) and the results are already quite decent if I say so myself ! πŸ˜‰ The most important thing is not to expect too much in the beginning. Just “get a feel” for how the machine reacts and what the stitches look like.
      I hope you will just give it a go!
      Esther

    • Hello Mareenchen!
      It was really weird not being able to quilt. I was lucky I could work on some cutting and the tutorial. The latter will have to be finished this week. I do not want to drag that into August!
      I finished two pillows after the machines came back… and a new quilt top and worked on two other FMQ… pffff the machines need some rest already πŸ˜‰
      Bye bye
      Esther
      Esther

    • Hi Jenny!
      Thank you so much for dropping by! I like that part of the FMQ too very much! I like how the swag stands out.
      I hope your sewing is going well too!
      Esther

    • Hello Vera!
      The colours are a bit different from my normal selection, but I loved working with them. Normally I work with many more colours and also brighter colours. The more mutted colours are so soft and a bit more sophisticated that the garish colours in my other work. I love the chance to work with a differet set of colours this time! Sometimes in my work I go all over the place! Ha ha!
      Have a great week!
      Esther

  3. STUNNING .. I think I can see the “sewing anticipation” in it. Sometimes we need a break from our favorite activity and let the inspiration wait (bubble) till it is fully developed. Your butterflies remind of the ones we saw together on the blossoms in the botanical garden. Not only did the butterflies look gorgeous in your picture, but they returned on the other side of the world together with the flowers.
    Annie

    • Hello Annie!
      (I have had some trouble with my email account so I did not see your other messages. I will reply to them tomorrow!)
      Yes, the butterflies had to fly into my quilts one of these days, right? I will surely make more butterfly patterns in the future. They were a lot of fun to quilt. I loved trying to make each of them different from the others.
      Hugs and kisses
      Esther

  4. This is beautiful. Every aspect – colour choice, design choice and quilting all add to the whole. It is just perfect. Well done.

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