Monday, November 22, 2010

Deviating From the List, Already

I finished up my little shop sample project.
I just love the Quilt Soup pattern and the fabric is Quilt Soup also!
I sent it off to the quilter today... the backing will be the large polka dots.
And even though this wasn't on my list that I shared last week...
I have been wonderfully influenced by Pam Kitty Morning, Freda's Hive, Mrs. Schmenkman and Ferne
who have all made these Butterfly blocks. I love them so much, in all different sizes. There are lots of fun ideas and fabrics on their blogs.
And these smaller ones which PKM had made into a pillow, are perfect for the smallest of scraps.
I just thought it would be fun to tackle. I little butterfly quilt made from 
leftovers from a couple quilts that I made last month. There are scraps from Bliss, after making Marmalade by Thimble Blossoms. And also scraps from Sweet from my double hour glass quilt.
I actually tore apart a Abbey Road scrap catcher that I had made and didn't like (it reminded me of the circus) and I repurposed the fabrics for the center/bodies of the butterflies
and also the stripe outer border.  I also used scrap background fabrics for the white parts with the exception of the center columns. I still need to put on an outer border... I think it will be leftover polka dots from the Quilt Soup quilt.
It's my attempt at being influenced by Scrap Manicure!
You can see the top pincushion that remains from my pincushion scrap bag.
I think it was the stripe that was the outside fabric that just screamed circus to me and
just made it impossible to live with.
But now that I am on to these Butterflies... I want to make up some big ones, they really are addicting.
One more thing that I made
 is my MBS Christmas Tree designed by Cara of Cara Quilts.


 I have a little more to do, adding some buttons and a little something for a tree topper and borders...
I made it with my sewing group. It was a fun little group project and it was done before we know it... well, at least this far.
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21 comments:

PamKittyMorning said...

Oh I love how your butterflies turned out! So pretty!

Linda said...

Loved them all! Love love the Christmas Tree! You have been WAY busy!

Crafty Mama said...

Oh Sinta, I just ♥ those butterflies and your Christmas tree is gorgeous!!

AMKreations said...

Love that tree! Between snowmen and trees...I'm in love this year! =)

Sherri said...

I LOVE the butterflies and your MBS Christmas tree too! I think it's okay to deviate from the list, too!

Jenn said...

I like that tree. How is it that the triangles overlap each other? Are they little flaps?

Béa said...

Very beautiful butterflies, love this quilt ! XOXO

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Great projects, Sinta! Bliss and Sweet look really good together. And the Quilt Soup fabric is just too cute.

Strlady said...

You are so productive I'm feeling a bit ashamed. LOL! Wonderful work. I love that you were able to use your leftovers and make something beautiful.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Very nice!! And I love the top of your Abbey Bag! I still need to make one for myself.

Cyndi said...

Those butterflies are adorable, and so thrifty! And I love your little Christmas tree!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Very cute projects! You have certainly been busy! Happy Thanksgiving!

Handmade by Mai said...

I love all the quilts, but I just adore your pincushion ( I collect pincushion), do you have a pattern of it? Or is it your own design? And where can I buy the pattern?

Michele said...

I love the butterflies! Such a cute tree. Are the triangles similar to prairie points?

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your butterfly quilt is lovely - the Bliss is such pretty fabric.

Laura said...

I love the butterflies. I have completed the second Le Petite project. Thanks again for hosting this fun year of projects.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh Sinta your projects are fantastic. First off I love that quiltsoup quilt. I've wanted to make it too. And the tree is absolutely wonderful. Love love love your butterflies. Can you believe I want to make more! ha So much fun.

CaraQuilts said...

I love it in Fruitcake! All your work is so lovely!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Love the butterfly quilt! Where can I find the pattern? I have a lot of scraps that I could use for one.

Do you ever sleep? I cannot believe all you do AND work full time!

Love you,
becky

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Look at you go girl! Love your sample project - and those butterflies are really cute! Really love your Christmas tree - too!

John'aLee said...

Your butterflies are beautiful! Looks like you have been quite busy!