Sunday, April 24, 2016

Happy Butterflies


Happy Butterflies
50 x 50



I have a box of Happy Blocks (I call it a Happy Place) of various sizes and themes. I used to use my scraps that way (bordering a central square) and when I got enough of them in any particular theme that might look good together I'd sew them into a quilt.  It's nice to have a happy place whenever you need to assemble a quilt quickly. 


I found enough 10 inch butterfly themed blocks bordered in blues, purples and oranges to make this quilt for the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge. I will send it for Happy Chemo.


I added some pieced batting and quilted it with some very free form five-petaled flowers on my DSM. 



I had enough of this flowery fabric in my stash for the back and binding. 

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17 comments:

gayle said...

I think you just have the best butterfly collection ever! 8)

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I love purple and orange together! Someone is getting a beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Quilting Babcia said...

Gorgeous quilt, those colors just sparkle.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is such a pretty and sweet quilt! What a good idea for scraps, too. Someone is going to love it! Did you collect lots of butterfly fabrics on purpose, or did you find a bundle of them somewhere?

Marly said...

This is a really sweet quilt: pretty and cheerful. A good idea to make blocks to store in your happy place, ready to put together.

Julierose said...

Really cute butterfly quilt--that is almost the same pattern I am doing for Cassidy's quilt...
hugs,Julierose

Nann said...

What a fun way to show off a fabric print theme! Congratulations on the finish.

Cathy said...

Such a cute quilt and a clever way to make/save/use themed scraps. Your quilt will be greatly enjoyed by someone. This would be a great idea for all my African- themed fabrics.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

This quilt is so vibrant; it is glowing. What marvelous piecing together!

Vic in NH said...

Great finish and I especially enjoyed the quilting detail photos!

Karen said...

Beautiful quilt. A great choice of a block to showcase the butterflies.

Anita SS said...

Great finish, it's beautiful. I love the way you use up scraps. I'm always looking for good ideas for them. I think I'll give it a try for my effort of scraps control. Thank you.

Louise said...

This is a beautiful quilt! I'm sure it will be well-loved. And I'm amazed that you had enough butterfly blocks in your Happy Place for an entire quilt.

Heide said...

So pretty, love all the bright cheerful butterflies.

Sarah Craig said...

Truly gorgeous, and such a great idea for having potential quilt on hand when needed! Thanks for participating in H2H this year!

Archie the wonder dog said...

What a lovely way to feature those butterfly fabrics! Congratulations on the finish and thank you for participating in the 2016FAL, on behalf of all the hosts!

Emily said...

So beautiful! I love the butterflies, and the idea of a fabric "happy box!"