May 18, 2015

Spring Bloggers Quilt Festival - Butterfly Soar - Fiberlosophy

Welcome to those who are visiting from Bloggers Quilt Festival - Spring is not yet here in the Southern Hemisphere but Butterflys still Soar! 

I am entering this modern interpretation of a log cabin into the Modern section of Amy's Creative Side - Spring 2015 Bloggers Quilt Festival. Thank you Amy - once again a very inspiring festival. 


My dear friend had a big birthday last year and it needed to be celebrated with a quilt! Butterflies, Ladybirds and Calligraphy are 3 of her favourite things and I incorporated all three in this wonky improvised log cabin quilt! 

I started with 5 wonky butterflies and my design developed from there. 

When my friend told me at the start of the year that she had breast cancer, I needed to get my skids on and finish it! 

I found joining the blocks together to be a rewarding challenge. When blocks aren't  square you need to take a different approach. 

I wanted to suggests a sense of movement with my wavy quilting - the air would move when a butterfly flaps her wings! It is my "go to" quilting design as it is easily achieved in my 6 1/2" arm on my machine. Tiny I know! 

I'm delighted how it has come together... Perhaps my all time favourite quilt and now it warms my friend while she undergoes her chemo treatment.

May her wings soar! 


Front.


Detail of feature butterfly.

Detail of front wonky log cabins.


Front and back.

A little ladybird for the back.

Thank you for visiting and make sure you check out what other amazing quilters are creating! Happy quilting! 
Jen

Changing Direction - Mini for Bloggers Quilt Festival - Fiberlosophy


Welcome to my blog - especially those visiting from Amy's Creative Side for 2015 Spring Bloggers Quilt Festival. This is my Mini Quilt entry for the Festival. 



Anyone who knows my work will see that this is a little different to my usual style. That doesn't mean that I haven't enjoyed this little project. Far from it. My approach was different and so too was the result. I made this mini for a recent quilt swap and so was inspired by someone else's likes!  I pulled some recently purchased fabrics from different fabric ranges - I then rummaged through my scraps and added the pops of orange. With no set plan I started making 3 different sized Half Square Triangles and went to my design wall and played. 


It soon became apparent that I needed to add white for balance and definition. The result is this 16" square mini I'm calling "Changing Directions".



A huge thank you once again to Amy from Amy's Creative Side for letting me link into hosting The Blogger's Quilt Festival. Take a look around! Amazing work as usual - so very inspiring. 





Happy Quilting! 
Jen