Dance of the Butterflies

International Quilt Market is taking place this weekend in Pittsburgh. I'm not going, but it's fun to know that I have a small - well, actually teeny, tiny - part to play in it this year.


I didn't make this lovely quilt, but I did quilt it for a friend of mine, Janet Houts.  She created the design and made up this quilt for Blank Quilting. And I got to quilt it!


Janet made this from a variety of Blank fabrics. I really enjoyed working on it because the blues were just so striking, and the greens really set it off. And, well, it just felt like summer, which is way too short in this part of the country.


The appliqued butterfly wings are machine appliqued with a wonderful gold thread. And the antennae is done by machine with a specialty stitch - not sure what the stitch is called, but it's perfect for this application!





Dance of the Butterflies was made for Blank Quilting and will be raffled off at Quilt Market. Only Quilt Market participants get a chance to get in on the raffle, darn it. I know some of you are heading to Pittsburgh, so if you are, be on the lookout for it.  And if you see it, can you snap a photo of this quilt and let us see where it's hanging?

In the meantime, I'm back at it. I'm finishing up one project so I can take it to Show & Tell at our quilt guild meeting tonight, and aside from that, I don't have any personal projects in the works right now. That is something I really must remedy - fast!

Remember to quilt with a smile,
Barb

Linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday, TGIFF, Show Off Saturday, Linky Tuesday and Fabric Tuesday.

Comments

  1. I like the swirls (mimicking the wind, to my eyes) and the leaves that you quilted on the white fabric. They really add movement. Beautiful appliqués too!

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  2. Congrats Barb! Wish I was going to market so I could see it in person. Your quilting is perfect for the quilt. Nice job!

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  3. What an exciting opportunity for you and your friend, Barb! The quilt smacks of summer, and your breezy quilting is perfect to lift butterfly wings. Delightful!

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  4. Woohoo!! This is fantastic Barb -- congratulations. The quilting is so beautiful and works perfectly with the design of the applique. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you get a few pictures of it back from quilt market. One year we'll be meeting there I'm sure ;) Take care, Karen

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  5. your quilting is a perfect compliment to the quilt. i love the swirls and leaves!!!

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  6. Really beautiful! I wish I could have seen it in person.

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  7. Beautiful quilting...I esp. like that you didn't quilt the butterflies!

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  8. You did a wonderful job quilting this!!! Good job! :)

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  9. So... cute and I love your quilting. Congratulations!

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  10. Wow. Pretty. And the quilting is lovely.

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  11. Wow, what an interesting quilting design! Carole @ From My Carolina Home

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  12. This quilt is stunning in fabrics, design, colors and quilting. This is a Breath of Freshness! Creative Quilting Bliss...

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  13. What a beautiful quilt and your quilting.....really, really sets it off! Thanks for sharing at Linky Tuesday! Freemotion by the River

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  14. What an awesome quilt! I love the bright, cheery fabrics and how the butterflies look like they're floating across the surface of the quilt. You did an outstanding job on the quilting.

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  15. I saw the quilt at Pittsburgh, it was terrific so I ordered the fabric from Blank, but cannot find where to order the pattern. Can you help me? I checked for Janet Houts but was not able to find it on any web site, except the picture.. thanks for any assistance.

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    1. Elaine - the pattern is in production. You are a no-reply blogger, so I can't email you directly. If you leave your email here, I can notify you when the pattern is available.

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  16. I love this quilt and especially the quilting that you did!

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