Happy Friday, everyone!
Today, I want to reveal this beautiful butterfly mini quilt that I made for an Instagram-based quilt swap.
I used Cotton & Steel prints and Kona solids to create this stunning, paper-pieced butterfly. The pattern is called Take Wing by Lillyella Stitchery. It finishes at 24-inches wide by 15-inches high, but you could increase the size by adding borders.
I did free-motion quilting using my HQ16 and white Aurifil 50 weight thread. I think the wavy quilting adds to the fluid, fluttering nature of this pretty butterfly. For the antennae, I hand-quilted using purple Razzle Dazzle thread by Superior.
Here’s my completed butterfly:
Here’s a look at the wings prior to assembling with the body. The Cotton & Steel fabrics work so wonderfully with the Kona solids!
I loaded it onto my HQ16 for the quilting (late at night, but a gal has got quilt when she can!!):
I really enjoy paper-piecing and the process of making this beautiful mini quilt. In June, it will be winging its way to a new owner, and I hope she enjoys it as much as I do!
Please hop on over to Amy’s Creative Side and the 2015 Spring Blogger’s Quilt Festival and check out all the entries. I’d love your vote in the mini quilt category!
You have a very lucky partner. She must smile every time she looks at it! The quilting was a great choice. It really makes the butterfly stand out. 🙂
Beautiful! And great job on the quilting!
This is so lovely! The colours are wonderful and so is the quilting.
This is really beautiful!
Very pretty. I love the colors.
really wonderful mini – love all your colours !
What a great idea for a beautiful butterfly quilt!!! I love your design, beautiful fabrics and great quilting 🙂
Greetings from Poland
you’re right, it is a beautiful butterfly, great choice of colours
Take Wing is gorgeous Jennifer! You sure blessed your swap partner – she must have been thrilled! Have a great time at the BQF!
It’s a beautiful mini and I love the quilting!
This is beautiful!
Oh, that is gorgeous!
What can I say…beautiful!
So beautiful! It’s really stunning
This is such a beautiful butterfly. The choice of fabrics makes for a richly colorful butterfly that could take wing all on its own. Congratulations.
Beautiful!!! Amazing piecing – you did a great job on it!!! I love using Razzle Dazzle to quilt with, but my longarm – never thought of using it for hand quilting!
I like the intricate piecing as well as the quilting.
Wow, Jennifer!!! This is stunning to say the least!!! The colors are amazing! I love the quilting you did as well!! Great piece that you should be so proud of!!!