Thursday, June 18, 2009

Butterfly Me to the Park....

This is the top I started earlier this week that was suppose to be a scrappy rug.
I was making a few butterfly blocks to show a How To and decided they would be perfect as a border to my now "newest utility quilt". I think I will name it: Butterfly me to the Park

I trimmed my center to 40 1/2" x 40 1/2" and added butterflies all around. I had just enough of the pieced strips left to cut a 3" outer border.

Top measures 60" sq. I will use a thicker cotton fabric for the back and no batting. The strips were originally set on sheeting so that will give me a good weight.

I haven't decided if I am going to machine quilt it or tie it. I like both for drag along quilts. This one is prettier in person so I may quilt it and save it for a gift.

Now I just need to come up with something to use those green grasshoppers on!

For some reason, I seem to find it humorous that when I write a post on a project I am working on that by the time I finish it has changed (the project and the post). Here's where you can see my grasshopper material.
I am seriously thinking I need to make 24 'crumb blocks' to mix with another set of scrap butterflies- I am kinda liking how they play so well with scrappy pieces.