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

7 comments:

  1. You know I love this quilt! So glad you've entered it in the festival :). Good luck Jenny

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  2. What a great quilt! Love the low volume scrappy background.:)

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  3. it's a beautiful quilt, I do love the different effects you can get with log cabins

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  4. This is a beautiful quilt. I bet that it is a treasured gift

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