"Butterfly Quilt" by Elizabeth LaZella

Butterfly original quilt.  Started three years ago, finished Jan 1, 2010.  A gift for my daughter Ashar, who loves butterflies, age 30.  I sewed this from a hand drawn design on typing paper, taped the paper together with the design, cut out each block and sewed them via machine using Fairy Frost fabric by Michael Miller.  All is by machine and applique is only the butterfly black body, all the rest was cut and pieced together.  I quilted it on my own long arm today and knife edged the sides after hand sewing the knife edge shut, I then went over the handed sewn edge with my machine using light green thread on the top and deep purple on the bottom to match the quilt.  Ashar gets the quilt tomorrow morning.  Hope she likes it.


Elizabeth LaZella

What lies before us and what lies behind us is nothing compared to what lies within us.

 


Comments

gini wrote re: "Butterfly Quilt" by Elizabeth LaZella
on Wednesday, 6 January 2010, 6:14 PM

elizabeth,   i finally figured out why i like your butterfly so much.  i love art nouveau and your butterfly looks like that style.     gini

Patti wrote re: "Butterfly Quilt" by Elizabeth LaZella
on Wednesday, 6 January 2010, 8:06 PM

I love butterflies and fairy frost fabric.  What a great combination.  Nice job on the quilting too.

BonnieMac wrote re: "Butterfly Quilt" by Elizabeth LaZella
on Thursday, 7 January 2010, 5:02 PM

What a wonderful butterfly!  Congrats for completing this dynamic design!

marjorie wrote re: "Butterfly Quilt" by Elizabeth LaZella
on Friday, 8 January 2010, 6:44 AM

I love your butterfly quilt.  You've put a lot of thought and creativity in it.  Your daughter is a very lucky girl.  I do have one question fpr you  could you explain what:

"knife edged the sides after hand sewing the knife edge shut"   This is something I am unfamiliar with.

Joni wrote re: "Butterfly Quilt" by Elizabeth LaZella
on Friday, 8 January 2010, 9:39 AM

Gorgeous!  Yes please explain knilfe edge????????????

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