I've finally assembled the Butterfly quilt top.
I've been trying to duplicate a quilt I inherited from my grandmother that is falling apart.
And now I'm pinning it in preparation for hand quilting. I may not get much hand done in the next few months because I don't have air conditioning in my house and so it gets a little too warm for me to have a quilt in my lap. BUT this summer so far has been rather cooler than normal...so we shall see. I'm anxious to get quilting.
I finished the 12 inch Crazy Farm block I was working on last week for my lap quilt.
We used to have geese when we first moved out here to our 18 acres. Maybe when I retire we will get some again.
I have to say that Pansies are one of my favorite flowers. I start them from seed every year and have pots and baskets and all other sorts of containers on my deck full of them. I used to press them and use them on homemade cards.
I kind of free form stem stitched a vine around the pansies and added some french knot and detached chain stitch wisteria.
I actually do have apple, pear and cherry trees on my farm. I used to have a plum tree but it died several years ago.
And below that I did some free form buttonhole stitches topped with some detached chain (lazy daisy) stitches.
The butterfly doesn't show up as well as I wanted. Maybe later I'll add some stitches inside.
I forget what stitch that is that I used for those green leaves.
And finally there's a little lady bug button.
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