Saturday, August 16, 2014

Friday Night Sew-In

Last night I participated in my first FNSI. Wendy at Sugarlane Designs is hosting right now. You can click on the badge on the sidebar for more info. I'm a little late posting because I went to a quilt show today. But, now I'm home and can show you what I worked on last night. I've been trying to decide how to make a baby quilt for my great-granddaughter #2. She is 3 months old already!

I knew it had to have butterflies. I had collected some fabrics and finally decided I wanted to go simple and showcase the fabrics. Here are some of the fabrics I chose. 

I picked out Streak of Sunshine from Bonnie Hunter's free patterns. I made an extra row so the the quilt was 9 rows across and 10 down. I only put on a narrow border instead of 2 borders that the pattern called for. Then, I decided to try a decorative stitch that was on my new sewing machine. If I had it to do over, I would not do it. It's a row of cute little butterflies.
Here is the quilt, all trimmed and ready for a binding. 

This quilt went very quickly from cutting to quilting. I will attach the binding tonight. For Slow Sunday Stitching I will be hand-stitching the binding.

Check out what others sewed at FNSI here.


13 comments:

Michelle Ridgway said...

Love your pretty butterfly quilt. Just perfect for a little one!

Shannon Meyer said...

Very cute quilt for a little one. I really like the decorative stitched butterflies, though they look like they were hard to do:)

Rebecca in AK said...

Such a pretty quilt for a baby girl! Wonderful fabrics!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

How pretty! Very brave to do a decorative stitch like that. I think what you showed looks great,. I am going back and forth on my daughters black and white quilt. It is going to have a teal backing and I am thinking about using a very light teal thread for the quilting throughout. I am also tempted to do something besides just straight lines, but I am going to heed your warning and keep it simple.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

What a sweet quilt! I love it! Wise decision to keep it simple ... let the pretty fabrics and nice setting be the star.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Very pretty ! Enjoy your stitching :)

Quilter Kathy said...

Enjoy your hand stitching today! Thanks for linking up!

Karen said...

I have a friend who adores butterfly fabrics. Seeing yours makes me think of her.

tubakk said...

Many butterflies to see here this week. Lovely colours, a sweet quilt.

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I love all the butterflies! The butterfly stitches really ties it all together. Glad you tried FNSI!

Fiona said...

popping in from FNSI.. you were very productive... such pretty colours...
Hugz

Iris said...

I love that butterfly stitch, what a great idea. Nice choice of colours as well!!

Heather S said...

Gorgeous fabrics, can't wait to see the completed project.

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