Sunny’s Butterfly Project

Sunny has been so gracious to show us her project from beginning to end.  It is gorgeous – thanks so much Sunny….Suz

You always give me incentive for a big project, Suz (like the wall hanging f the Geishas on one side and the Samurais on the back!)  I love that moth, and I’m thinking he would look great in the center of a wall hanging and the butterflies all around, such as this:

I love the pic of your moth on the white background pillow, though, and that would be more “do-able”!  I realize butterfly #12 isn’t out yet, but I can wait!  In any case, all of the butterflies are definitely going on a quilt!

Have happy holidays, and I hear the East is going to get pounded with cold weather, so stay warm and dry!  We’re loving the weather now that we have moved back to CA from MT, but would you believe, we even miss the snow (a little bit!)

So far I have four more of the 6×6 butterflies to do.  The block sizes will be 8×8.  And I am going to redo the moth, even though my machine is hiccuping.  I’ve found that using Terial Magic makes the fabrics stiff enough so that there’s very little puckering.  There is a piece of fabric on the very left that I am thinking of using for border (it has a lot of contrast.)  I am thinking of a gold/orange  background for the moth – we’ll see.  The bottom four blocks will be lavender and more shades of blue.  I’m having fun stitching these out, Suz, and they go fast.  The strip between the left column was an audition for sashing, but there’s not enough contrast.  (Pls excuse the busy quilt underneath them all – it is on our guest bed!)  Let me know if you have any suggestions! 


Well, just wanted to show you how far I have gotten on this project.  Just finished the gold flange on the large center square plus all the sashing on the quilt-as-you-go method and am getting ready to put the sashing strips on the outside, then the borders and binding!  Woo hoo.  I created an applique to put in the center of the back – it is a poem in Spanish that means:  In order to fly more lightly, Put on two rose petals, As does your companion, the Butterfly.  (It rhymes in Spanish).  Just wanted to show you my progress so far.  And BTW, I love your new alphabet of the flowers.  Thanks Suz for your generosity.   — Sunny
PS – I handed around the square with the moth to our recent little quilt club, and they LOVED it.  (Decided not to re-embroider it and quilted over the ripples!)


BFC2121 The Turquoise Moth

19th Anniversary Butterflies

Ron’s Quilt in Progress

From Ron:  I just bought the fabric and thread for using the 4 part set.  I am going to make a wall hanging using all 20 blocks on a gray background.5 x 4 block set. Sewing out at the largest 7.92 x 7.92 size. All on the quilting machine. I will send you picks for you and your blog when it’s done

I like the choice of the gray!  It’s not something I would have thought of, but it adds a nice soft look.  I’m eager to see the quilt finished!  Suz


BFC1795 QIH or Reg Swirling Colors Part 1

Scroll down on the above page to related products to see the other three coordinated sets.

Maree’s Gorgeous and so creative quilt!

I was thrilled when Maree said I could post a photo of her quilt! It is now at the quilters. Maree had a hard time finding someone to custom quilt it! They are planning to do it in November. You will recognize some of the sections of our Waratah Window!

From Maree: By the way, the Notre Dame rose window quilt pattern is by  

. I needed to make it in a larger size to fit a king size bed. Thus, I added the embroidery pieces. Finding your waratah and wattle pattern was just perfect. It was an awful lot of sewing and embroidery, but so worth it as I’m very very happy with the results.
I love to see when people use designs in different ways than planned!

Elizabeth’s Quilt

Hello Sue,

Just thought I would email you a couple of pics of my quilt, using your wonderful designs.  I am a friend of Vicki Purnell, she only lives a good stones throw from me.  I have made several of her wonderful quilts, using your designs.  The fabric is mostly batik, unfortunately I cannot remember the particular name of it.  Something like Lemon………..?  It has been waiting to be quilted for quite a while and I finally got around to doing it a couple of weeks ago.

Bye for now, & thank you for being so generous with your designs.

BFC1458 Celebrate Spring

Carol’s Quilt with Sally Kings Shoes

From Carol:

I can’t wait for the new shoe!

I just finished a quilt for our guest room.  I just love all the shoes!!  I used 36 of the 58 shoes I have sewn out in this quilt. It makes the room so cheerful and goes with my tea kettle on the fireplace!!

Thank you and Sally King for my favorite designs!!!

Carol – your quilt is fantastic!  I love how the black, white and red realy shows off the shoes.  You should be very proud of your accomplishment = and thank you for sharing it with us!


Carol’s great teapot:

Margaret O’s Hipster Dog Quilt


You had asked that I send pictures of the Hipster Dogs quilt, so here they are. The quilt is a birthday gift for a 27 yo, representing dogs in his life through the years. Unfortunately, colors in the photos are very poor. Actually a bright, true red. Thank you for such an adorable set.

Margaret – I think this is such a wonderful idea!  The concept could be used for many things that people want to remember.  You’ve added so many great personal details like the dogs name, the little red square, etc.  Fantastic job!

BFC1315 Hipster Canines Filled