Laura’s Fairy Wildlife Quilt

I love the designs Laura used for her quilt.¬† They are defnitely fantasy designs with just enough reality ūüôā¬† that’s the way I like my Fantasy!

From Laura:

Howdy,¬† Just wanted to share a picture of the quilt I’m working on.¬† Of course the highlights of the quilt are the unique embroidery designs I have been in love with since the first day you posted them for sale.¬† They are; Fairy Wildlife, parts one, two and three. BFC 1856, 1871, and 1894.¬† They are wonderful!¬† I decided to use colored squares to represent land, sea and air animals, green, blue and light blue.¬† They are all Michael Miller Fairy Frost fabrics, including the copper colored fabricI used to separate the squares.¬† I actually had all the fabric- yeah for stash building.¬† I knew someday I would find a use for it.¬† I still have the backing to put on, { I had to go buy that, bummer}, and the binding to do.¬† That will be copper,¬†like¬†the trim.¬† Also I want to give a shout out to whomever it was that thought up “Quick Bias” fusible 1/4 in bias tape. What a time save!¬† Wish me luck on finishing the quilt.¬† Thanks a million for the wonderful designs.¬† My quilt label will give gratitude To BFC Creations for their digitizing of these great designs.

The quilt pattern is my invention.¬† AS you know, 6 of those 18 designs are horizontal, and 12 are vertical.¬† That in itself was a challenge. Add to that 10 of one color background, 5 of another and 3 of a third color and it took me a while to figure out placement.¬† Before I did any embroidery, I cut my fabric pieces larger than I needed, not knowing exactly what I wanted to do with them.¬† The embroidery designs are 5×7 inches and the fabric pieces were at least 8x 10 inches.¬† The fabric was too pretty to cut off and throw away, so I came up with the idea to frame the designs with the bias tape and use the whole piece of fabric.¬† Great idea but hard to execute- lots of measuring and almost exact placement- to make it all line up.¬† After the fact, I decided it would have been much easier to sew the squares together first, then place the bias tape all at once.¬† Who knew?¬† Live and learn.

BFC1856 Fairy Wildlife


FC1871 Fairy Wildlife Part2
BFC1894 Fairy Wildlife Part3

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 РI 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 Рyour 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: