Friday, November 18, 2016

Kaleidoscope of Butterflies


 Kaleidoscope of Butterflies
80 x 80
Machine quilted on my DSM

It was too windy to hang on the line for a photo shoot so I had to make use of the deck. 


Blocks were 10 inch and each contained a butterfly and floral fabric. 




I used some dark blue floral scraps for the corners. 

And I alternated blocks with light wedges in the corners and dark wedges in the corner.  But sometimes it was difficult to decide which fabric was lighter and which was the darker. 



The reason I wanted to alternate light and dark is because sometimes it gives the appearance of circles within the quilt.  Not so much in my quilt but I do see some. 

I used a large piece of butterfly fabric I had in my stash for the back and a multi-floral for the binding.  I quilted it with some 3 petaled flowers and loops and used dark gray thread on top and lighter gray in the bobbin. 

And that's a wrap!

Oh, and did you know that a group of butterflies is called a kaleidoscope? It is! 

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21 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

very nice colors!

Quilting Babcia said...

Beautiful finish!

Ramona said...

I had no idea there were so many butterfly prints out there. Your finished quilt is just beautiful.

Monica said...

Congratulations, Cathy, it is beautiful! It is too bad the sun didn't come out for your photo shoot -- I bet it glows!

gayle said...

I'm staggered by all the different butterfly prints!
So, have you started another butterfly quilt yet? This one's so gorgeous, how could you stop?

Ann said...

The perfect time of year to finish it, too. You can sleep under these lovely butterflies while they winter in warmth to the south. Congratulations.

em's scrapbag said...

This is so awesome!!!! I love the scrappy feel and all the color!

Mystic Quilter said...

Lovely burst of colour!

Ariane said...

This quilt is gorgeous! You did amazing! I love it!

Tammy Hutchinson said...

Beautiful! I see some circles both large and small!

Vic in NH said...

Thank you for sharing all the tips on the making of your beautiful quilt. You never fail to inspire me!

Kaja said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish. I love the darker, richer colours in this quilt and do see some circles. More intriguing to me I also see part-circles in some place; an effect which I like a lot.

Maryse said...

What a gorgeous quilt! The colors are pretty awesome too!

Louise said...

So, so beautiful! I love that you had such a concrete plan for each block and the layout. It is so rich and vibrant, just wonderful!

cityquilter grace said...

wow...kkkkrazy kaleidoscope! beautiful!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Congrats on the finish -- beautiful colors!!

Janice Holton said...

I am always going to give someone an attaboy for a "finish" especially a GORGEOUS one!! :)

Janie said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish. Perfect backing.

EmileeHope said...

Lovely-I have a kaleidoscope quilt on my someday list...maybe just a pillow though-because my list is already long enough to last a lifetime and I am always adding to it!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Beautiful! Congratulations on the finish and thank you for participating in the 2016FAL, on behalf of all the hosts!

Puppilalla said...

A kaleidoscope of butterflies? what a fun fact and a fabulous finish. Congratulations.