Monday, November 29, 2010

Butterflies Are Free (At Last)

Butterflies Are Free is now home from the quilter, all bound and ready for display.

Finished size 75" X 98"
This quilt was such a great stash buster. I named mine Butterflies Are Free because the only fabric I purchased was the Kona black for the background.
Everything else came from my stash.

If you are interested in reading more about this quilt, you can follow my progress on post 7/9/10
and post 7/19/10

The original inspiration came from the Butterfly Block Tutorial by Amy of Mrs. Schmenkman
These 6" blocks really grabbed the eyes of so many quilters, and can be seen in various color ways all around blogland.

I decided to make my binding scrappy, to follow the theme of the inside of the quilt.

If we see butterflies, it can feel like spring (at least indoors).

I will be teaching Butterflies Are Free at Quilted Works after the first of the year.
Grab your scraps and come join me!

17 comments:

Kim Walus said...

I love the finished quilt with all of it's variety of color and fabric. What a great way to use up your scraps and the name you gave it is perfect!!!

Lois Evensen said...

Wow, so very pretty. I just love seeing all the gorgeous things that you make.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Love it! the black adds such a great touch.

em's scrapbag said...

Love your butterflies! I've been eyeing these and would love to join you at Quilted Works if I were not so far away.

Sherri said...

It's just beautiful, Nedra!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Beautiful! Such a happy quilt.

Material Mary said...

Nedra, you are such an inspiration. Love love love how this quilt turned out. You did a terrific job...maybe I'll have to make one!!
Mary

PamKittyMorning said...

Love how it turned out!

Truffle queen said...

BEAUTIFUL and FUN!! Black is best to add sparkle to a quilt! Think this will be on my list - like at the top!!

Merete said...

The quilt is wonderful and happy :o) Wish I could join you with my scraps!!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I got that name from you. I named my quilt that too. I LOVE IT! Love love love. It is darling. I want to make another.

Jackie said...

Just gorgeous!! I love the bright fabrics against the black! Great finish!

Jan Marie said...

love it. The black really makes it pop.

Notjustnat said...

Beautiful Nedra. Love the black background. Just gorgeous!
Hugs
Nat

Jenny said...

That is such a gorgeous quilt!

The Ashtons said...

Love it, Nedra!

Jo Reid said...

This quilt is wonderful! Now can you tell us where we can purchase the pattern? I live in Alabama, too far to come to class!

Jo Reid