Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Bloggers Quilt Festival

Amy over at Park City Girl is hosting a Spring 2009 Bloggers Quilt Fesitval! At first I didn't think I would be able to participate as most of my quilts are packed away for the house sale. Then I realized that there is one of my favorites residing in Mr. Squash's office at work! I asked him if he would bring it home today so I could photograph it. It's called "Butterflies for Bob" and is one of my earlier efforts. I purchased the pattern and material, began cutting, then realized I was totally confused about one of the pieces. At the time I don't think my right and left brain were communicating well yet when it came to cutting quilt pieces! For some reason I was really intimidated by quilt rulers! So I packed it all away thinking I would come back to it when I was a little more experienced. It kept calling to me from the drawer, though...."Candace, come back to me - I need to be set free and fly - help me"! Well, being the creature lover I am, I just couldn't let this happen.

So out of the drawer it came. With a little thought and determination, I figured out the cutting problem and in no time it was done!

Here is a close-up of one of the blocks. 30's fabrics really aren't part of my usual palette, but I really like these, especially this combination! I believe this was also one of my first attempts at free-motion quilting!
Thanks so much to Amy for hosting this festival! I'm really enjoying everyone's quilts!


Sally said...

I love your entry! The repro fabrics and applique design are perfect together. Nice job! Thanks for sharing it.

Julia said...

Candace, this is wonderful! The 30's repos are perfect for this design! It just says summer to me!

Linda said...

Go Mr Squash for showing off your work in his office. Candace this is such a beautiful quilt, it's just so peaceful and relaxing to look at.

Zonnah said...

I LOVE this pattern. You did a beautiful job.

Sherri said...

It's a wonderful quilt...and you quilted it yourself as well! I love the butterflies with reproduction prints...they go together perfectly!

Stephanie said...

That is one of the prettiest butterfly blocks and quilts I've ever seen. So glad you let it out of the drawer to get it finished.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow, what a very darling quilt! I love the colors, and I don't think I have ever seen a butterfly pattern like this one before. Thanks for sharing about it.

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful..I love the butterflies..great pattern...a definite heirloom...

rachel griffith said...

SUPER cute quilt!!!

happy zombie said...

I can see why BfB is your favorite! I love the butterfly (have not ever seen one like it... I LOVE IT!), and I love your fabric choices. And your free motion quilting is exquisite, Candace!

Ulla said...

This is a lovely quilt! The butterflies are so delicate in the soft colours.

Lisa D. said...

Very beautiful!

faith said...

that really is beautiful!

Darlene said...

Oh, it's so sweet!

Carrie P. said...

Thanks for showing that beautiful quilt. I have never seen butterflies like that before. Cool!

Quilt Rat said...

Great fabrics, wonderful quilt, Bravo!

scrappy quilter said...

What a wonderful quilt. So soft and inviting...great job!!

Anonymous said...

What a delightful piece you have shared with us..I am so glad you revisited it and saw it through completion...Thanks for sharing..

sewtakeahike said...

Now THAT's a cute quilt! Candace you must be a natural! I absolutely love it!!

Kaaren said...

Beautiful! So light and refreshing and spells SUMMER with every piece of fabric and stitch.

Thanks for sharing!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

How cute! I often have those great fixes when I put something away for even a day or two.

*karendianne. said...


A splendid, wonderful quilt. It makes a girl happy.

W. Latane Barton said...

Love the butterflies. Haven't seen them made that way before.

Jackie said...

The butterflies are adorable! Thank you for posting the close up of one butterfly, I was wondering how you had pieced it!

Robin said...

What a fun quilt. The butterflies are just lovely, and the '30s fabrics really suit them well. Beautiful! :)

Stephanie D. said...

This is gorgeous! I'm not normally a fan of 30s either, but they just seem right for this quilt!

Rannyjean said...

Oh Candace, this was just the affirmation I needed and have been looking for all week. I posted on my blog about quilts talking to me and now I see, I am not the only one they talk to! Whew! I was worried for a bit!
Love the Butterflies!

jacquie said...

ooooh this is so pretty! thanks so much for sharing it!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Beautiful! I love how the butterflies are pieced :) Thanks for sharing!!

stitchinpenny said...

Love the colors and butterflies are my favorite.

Anonymous said...

These butterflies are just adorable! I have a butterfly quilt using 30's fabrics. Your butterflys are so different...can't recall seeing this pattern before.

Libby said...

Love it! It's easy to see why it called you to come back - it just 'needed' to be made *s*

Amanda said...

I love butterfly quilts, and this one is gorgeous! Butterflies look so pretty in the 30's fabrics.

Anonymous said...


I just stumbled across your blog... what a lovely quilt. That is a unique way to do a butterfly.

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