Monday, April 29, 2013
I finished my butterfly panel challenge yesterday and to say I’m happy with it would be an understatement. I’m thrilled!
This started with a Christmas gift from my friend Sophie and a challenge to “do something.” We were supposed to have them done last May (I’m very late with this!), but I couldn’t proceed with a plan. Once I finally had a plan I didn’t really have any problems finishing the piecing.
But. Then I was afraid to begin the quilting. I took the plunge Saturday and It went very well. I quilted gentle breezes into the sky, circles on the butterfly wings, a small feather in the one border and scrolls in the other. The outer pieced border was a challenge. The piecing had bumpy intersections where eight seams met, so I didn’t feel I could do any all over design, so I stitched in the ditch and added a motif in the wings.
This project is around 36 inches square. Now that it’s done, I’m left wondering why I was so afraid. Lesson learned: Take the plunge and do it. Give yourself permission to learn.
Now if I can only transfer this to my next project!
An overall view:
I'm linking to Design Wall Monday , the Free Motion Quilting Project, and Let's Get Acquainted Monday.