5/5/12

Remains of the Day

Today I finished top-stitching the last of the butterflies for the Butterfly Garden doll quilt I've been working on.


These became a little easier the more I did, and I think I like this one the best of the three butterflies.


Now the quilt is ready to be quilted.  


I still haven't decided what I'm going to do with that, but I'm considering using the same heart-leaf meander that I did in the first of the free motion quilting challenges.  


For sure I'll outline each of the butterflies before I start, then meander in the green sections somehow, and then do a butterfly motif in the border.  I'm still not sure of any of that.  In fact, I probably won't know until I start doing it and see what comes out of my needle.

Now I'm hitting the shower.  Mike is taking me out to dinner for my birthday.

8 comments from clever and witty friends:

Kate said...

The butterfiles look marvelous! Have a very happy birthday dinner. Hope Mike is springing for cake (or at least the dessert of your choice).

Diane Wild said...

I like what you did on the butterflies. I usually have to ponder the quilting for a few days. Bigger projects I generally come up with a design as I'm pin basting. Enjoy your evening.

WoolenSails said...

Your stitching is wonderful, really nice with the light colors and perfect for spring. I hope you have a wonderful time with your husband for your birthday.

Debbie

Teresa in Music City said...

I like the idea of the leaf meander quilting to go with the butterflies and outdoors. Hope you had an enjoyable dinner for your birthday. I think my husband knew it was your birthday because he took me out to dinner too =^..^=

Swedish Scrapper said...

Really coming along wonderfully! I just love the kelly greens (and the others) with the butterflies. I think the heart/leaf meandering would look nice! Hope your B day dinner was delightful!

Ann Babillis said...

The colors and butterfly placement flow so smoothly. This is a lovely piece of art.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

That is sweet!! I think you did a fantastic job on the butterflies.

quilt happy said...

beautiful i wish i could do as good