Saturday, 28 May 2011

Butterfly Garden

Last July after seeing May Britt and Hanne commit to finishing their BG quilts that they had been working on for a while, I started mine with the intention of stitching one miniblock a week, so that I would be finished 81 weeks later, at the end of this year.  Well now it's nearly June and I had a paltry 9 miniblocks done.  Pathetic isn't it.  The last time I updated a finished block here was in October............ yes I do have a very short attention span...........lol.

In the last couple of weeks some girls have been working on their BG's again, so I dragged mine out to see where I was at.   Nicky..... Bec ...... and Lynda have been busy on theirs.....Lynda has now finished herquilt top and it looks amazing.   It always amazes me how different one quilt design can look in a different colour way or fabric style.  Do have a look at these ladies work, they are incredible and very inspiring.

So here are my 3 new miniblocks finished in the last week or so....................
I love the little french knot flowers on this block, very slow to stitch, but so pretty too!  Below is the block I'm working on currently, gosh there's lots of stitching in them.
Maybe you have a Butterfly Garden block or two lurking you'd like to drag out and get stitching on??  I'd love to have you join me......... but I'm not making any more rash promises on deadlines yet. lol   I'd love it if you'd leave me a comment if you are stitching or have stitched Butterfly Garden, it would be great to see some pictures if you have a blog or a link to a flickr album etc.

Thanks for the lovely comments on my Martinique runner, and for the great tips on quilting at 1/4" spacing.  You gave me lots of ideas for which I am grateful.  I hope you're having a fantastic weekend...................till next time ....happy stitching.............Nicky

19 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Oh ...Wow.....I need to pull mine our Nicky...your blocks are just so lovely...

By Hoki Quilts said...

I haven't seen the BG quilt but judging by your little blocks above, I bet it is just gorgeous.
Brrrrr, Winter is a coming perfec weather for stitching.
hugs
Miche'le

BubzRugz said...

It is just exquisite..... I love the little blocks.... one day I might get brave enough to try...
Hugz

Seams Sew Together said...

Keep going, they are gorgeous!!

Michelle said...

The blocks are gorgeous, my favourite is the lavender!

Josie said...

OK... I'm game! My Butterfly Garden has been neglected for too long. I've got blocks 8 & 9 to complete. That's 18 mini blocks by my reckoning. I'd love to get it finished... that includes quilting! You can see my progress so far here....
http://dillydimple.blogspot.com/2011/02/so-near-and-yet-so-far.html

Kaye R said...

I saw this pattern a couple of years ago and have always wanted to do it. I wish I had bought it at the time...... As you do. Your blocks are stunning. Can't wait to see more. It is reassuring that others have good intentions with projects hehehe. I now set a month for completion as a goal I just don't specify the year.

Annie said...

Well those are just the prettiest little blocks ever. Maybe those finishes will motivate you!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Hi Nicky, your blocks are really beautiful. Thanks for your advice with blogger comments, it seems to be working for me!! Wendy

Linda said...

Your blocks are inspiring! Please keep stitching and displaying!

Bev C said...

Hello Nicky,

Just love the lavendar block. Good luck with your quilt,no time frame needed, just do what you can when you can!!!
Happy stitching.
Bev.xoxo

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

Rome wasn't built in a day! They are looking fabulous Nicki!

Susie said...

Oh my - what beautiful blocks and your stitching is AMAZING! Sew (ha ha) neat!! Excuse my ignorance but what is BG - Butterfly garden - is it a Leanne Beasley one? It rings a bell, think I may have seen it somewhere?

Tatkis said...

Lovely butterfly and flower blocks!
Hope to see a finished quilt sooner or later :)

Best wishes,
Tatyana

Suzanne said...

I love all these blocks they are so beautiful. I especially love the one with lavender.

Carol said...

Hi Nicky! I was in Europe and am so behind on my blog reading... You sure have been creating a ton of beautiful things over the past couple of weeks. I just love these blocks and especially the lavender one. Can't imagine stitching all those French knots as perfectly as you have--just beautiful :)

shez said...

your blocks are lovely Nicky

Grethe said...

Your BG bloks looks lovely,great with your turn under:-) I am not so good at that.(I`m doing the applique). It takes time,planning in a year or so?? Now I have done 25 of the 81 mini blocks end:-)Happy Stitching!!!

Theresa said...

Gorgeous blocks, especially love the lavender. I don't have this pattern but I do have Down in the Garden waiting for some attention...

Related Posts with Thumbnails