Sunday, June 15, 2014

Just Like Grandma Used to Make

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 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. 

Slow Stitching today? 


deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Both projects are so pretty! :) Love the old-fashioned delicate butterflies / so dainty and feminine.

No whole house air here, either, though I do have a few window units. I have not asked my sons to put them in yet far the weather has not been too bad : )

Quilter Kathy said...

Amazing details! Have I said before how much I love your photography of the stitches... I feel like I'm looking at the real block instead of just a photo!
Love the ducks... or are they geese??
Thanks for linking up... enjoy your stitching!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Love the stetting of your butterfly quilt. The quilting is really going to bring it alive. I always drool over your crazy quilt blocks. I think I am getting ready to at least try a block, now to find the time.

Julierose said...

Great stitching--do you draw all your ducks, flowers, etc. yourself? Loving this...hugs, Julierose

Dasha said...

What fun, crazy patches you are doing. All those lovely embroidery stitches! The butterflies are lovely too.

Lisa J. said...

Very lovely butterfly quilt. Would you share a photo of the original sometime?

jan said...

Crazy quilting is on my list! I love the look of yours! beautiful!

RoseMary Baty-Willcox said...

I use to have a butterfly quilt just like yours. It was my moms, have no idea where it went. what wonderful work. RoseMary@ heart and soul quilts

Ellen said...

Wonderful projects and such amazing detail!