Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Butterfly Embroidery Mystery Quilt Flimsy is Done!

I can't tell you how good it feels to be able to write this post's title! I feel like I'm getting back to myself. 
After I got the center of the quilt top assembled-which was handling a bit more weight than just blocks and I had no trouble-I had to think about what I wanted for the border and I knew I would have to rotary cut fabric. LOL! doesn't sound like it should stop me but I was a bit apprehensive-would my left arm be strong enough to hold that ruler straight! I decided I would cut 4 layers of fabric and not 8 as I formerly would have and it worked! So I cut the borders from the white fabric and then squares from the strips that were left over from the center.

I pieced the top/bottom and sides because I had the idea of a 9-patch for the corners...


But once I laid it out on the bed, I didn't like it-I thought there was no point to that being the corner. So I just reworked it-as a sort of 9-patch variant...

But I didn't use 3 little squares for the outside-I cut 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangles...so with a  few extra seams the border looks like I added each border separately (and I must say this way was much faster and much easier to fit that pieced border in.)

I wish I could now just layer this up and see how I do with machine quilting but...we're off to the US on Thursday! Yippee, we'll see our older kids and our sweet little granddaughters! We'll be gone a month so I'll be back in 2013!  (I must say this has been a year with little blogging by me-hope next year goes smoother.) I'm not taking my netbook-I have to worry about how much I'm carrying as it all has to be done with my right arm-so I'll only be able to post from my iPod. 

Happy Hanuka (I've been eating too many jelly doughnuts this week).

A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

10 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love the scrappyness of this quilt.

Muddling Through said...

Miri, this is just gorgeous! I love how you've done it. Beautiful!

Debbie said...

The quilt top came out beautiful, Miri! Have a good trip! No more of that for us. A few months ago my daughter came back to live here. We've got one of her kids and one of my other daughter's kids here for this school vacation week. Actually, they live closer to your neck of the woods.

V A N I A said...

it's a lovely quilt!!!!

GardenofDaisies said...

Happy Hanuka to you too, Miri! Have a wonderful time with your family! Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous!!

Oddbjørg said...

A lovely quilt! I like the scrappy look.

Heather said...

this is such a lovely quilt. wow. the delicate embroidery works well with those scrappy patches.

Have a great visit. It's always a joy when I get to spend time with family.

FAZENDO ARTE said...

Muito bonito.
otimo 2013
leila (Brasil)

Roslyn said...

It is beautiful Miri, hope your rehab is going well.
I just started my post-op rehab last week!

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

....clapping! Oh yes, a finish! I know you feel proud, it's lovely!