The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.
The butterfly quilt is finally finished. Can you believe these blocks began in 2017 and have been hibernating in a box for four years?
The inner border gives a needed break and the light fabric sets off the green backgrounds although a different light fabric might have worked better. Still, this is the best in my stash and these quilts are about using what's on hand as well as welcoming a new child.
|Butterfly Baby quilt
Nothing much will show on the busy top but Baptist fans are always a good choice. The directional changes strengthen the quilting. This time I added a curve of petals in each fan. That took care of the inner section.
|Butterfly quilt quilting detail
The inner border is a simple set of loops. Then I foolishly created large pebbles for the outer border. It took forever, used loads of thread, and doesn't even show. Sometimes I outsmart myself.
|Butterfly quilt outer border detail
The back is a large floral on white from my stash. The binding is a multi-colored batik that blends with most of the colors.
|Butterfly quilt folded
Size: 40" x 40"
Design: String tulips and string block border
Batting: Mountain Mist Cream Rose cotton
Thread: Superior 50/3 light and grey cotton thread
Approximate yardage: 6 yds
I'm losing details of each series by reading one novel and waiting for a couple of months. OTOH, there can be a different loss when reading too many in a row. The quirks of an author become annoying. I decided to try a different tack - either read them all the way through or at least in groups. Trying to get more out of them without a surfeit.
Anyway I finished three more in Martin Walker’s Bruno mysteries: The Devil’s Cave, The Resistance Man, and The Children Return, plus the novella Bruno and the Carol Singers. This is an excellent series with well-developed characterizations, setting, and knowledge of the region and its history.
We also watched the latest Pixar movie this weekend. Luca, a fish-herding sea creature, meets Alberto, a fellow sea creature who lives in an abandoned tower. They dream of visiting the mainland and buying a Vespa. Their behavior reminded me of my brothers growing up. How did any of them survive to adulthood?
And then DH found Smigadoon! on Apple+, a six espisode take-off of classic musicals. We've watched the first three and enjoyed the talented actors.
Enjoy the day, Ann
Monthly FUR (Fabric Use Rate)
Two quilts this month. July = 12.5 yds. YTD = 94.375 yards. I purchased some fabric this summer but am still winnowing my stash.