I started this project with this trial block made from scrappy bits!
And potentially these...
I thought the butterfly would work as a medallion centre and added a simple frame around it - and wondered about a border of propeller blocks using the orphan one I had as a starter
The propeller border was soon finished.
After such a busy border I thought something more open would be a good contrast.
I have oodles of scrap triangles from making other blocks and thought they would suggest small butterflies scooting round the centre in a fluttery cloud !
I placed them at all sorts of angles and liked it! Only problem was piecing it that way...
So I started piecing it improv style
First section of this border completed! But I couldn't leave it there though it did take me a few days and a final push from my friend Helen/Archie on IG!
Here it is complete with x+ cornerstones, fluttery borders and a final scrappy 2 1/2" square border and I'm rather pleased with it!
Who knew it could turn out so well?
Update : I sorted that naughty cornerstone and put it firmly in it's place as I couldn't stand it being so forward!
All is well with this quilt top ! Sigh.
It is quilted now, mainly in the ditch except where the butterflies are.
The central butterfly has a small meander and the little butterflies have a large meander to suffer their flight paths.
The quilt is backed with some fabric from Sarah and Jude and it is bound in a scrappy binding.
I am rather pleased with how this quilt turned out.
I will be linking this project to the Finish-A-Long 2016 at the end of quarter 2