The patchwork group that I attend are hosting a BOM this year, with different members of the group demonstrating a technique or a block that they have enjoyed doing and are happy to share with everyone. The idea is that you can either make a quilt with all the blocks or you can just do particular blocks that appeal to you and make them into cushions, mini quilts or other small items of loveliness ♥
I have been asked to host a demonstration on my preferred method of applique for the March block. Oh the pressure! Yikes! This wee butterfly block is what I intend to go with. What d’ya think?
The finished blocks will be 12″. I wanted to use my block to make a table topper, so I stitched six 2½” squares either side of the butterfly and added a 3” inch strip of the grey linen that I love so much. Then I finished the whole thing up nice and neat with some gorgeous aqua binding.
I quilted some simple blooms here and there, adding a cluster of beads to some of the flower centres for a wee bit of sparkle …
The method of applique that I use is often referred to as the ‘freezer paper and starch’ method. I like this method best, because I like how the pieces hold their shape as I work with them and I can get pretty smooth edges too 🙂
I used fabric from my stash, because I wanted the finished quilt to co-ordinate with the little Zakka style nesting boxes that I made for the bathroom.
And what do you do when you finish a quilt and get that lovely fuzzy feeling of accomplishment? Yep, you make a nice cuppa tea, settle on the sofa with a quilting book and dream about your next sewing project! 🙂
Happy stitching everyone!
Natalie you are an inspiration. The butterfly is beautiful & I would really like to give it a try. Where would I find the pattern.? I am not on any of the social media sites but would love to hear from
you via email, if that’s possible.
This is so beautiful Natalie – you are so talented!
Thank you for your kind words Joy, reading your sweet comment really brightened my day 😊x
How beautiful it is! I like this butterfly and fabrics you used. The quilting is perfect !! Congratulations for this great work and thanks for sharing
Simply beautiful. And looks lovely with the little boxes!
Thank you. The butterfly is a lovely spring visitor!
What a lovely make, your quilt group will enjoy making this block.
I’ve been trying to buy some linen round where I live but haven’t had any luck, if you get yours from an online shop could you let me know which one you use please?
I love your butterfly it is excellent
Love your butterfly
Turned out lovely!!! Sounds like a lot of fun too!
Will this be a pattern for purchase .
It is really beautiful
Hi Jean, I’m not sure yet, but hopefully! I will be sure to let you know! Thanks for your feedback today – glad you like it. Best wishes, Natalie x
Beautiful block! I look forward to seeing other blocks from your group. Thank you for sharing
It’s a gorgeous creation, I love it!