Sunday, July 27, 2008

A Little Bit of Nature

I knew I wanted butterflies in Violette's quilt. It took me a while, but I figured out how to make them. I have posted a tutorial, here. And I knew I wanted flowers. I didn't want them to be too complicated or fussy to piece.

I didn't know how I was going to use them in the quilt.
I love the way things resolve themselves. Some of the butterflies fell next to the name panel, giving me the idea of how to arrange them.I knew I wanted a cat, since Violette's family has a large brown tabby cat. I didn't know where he was going to go, or how he was going to fit. Looking at the rows of pointed petals on the flowers, I was struck by the similar shape of cat ears. Bingo! I had the solution of how and where to place the cat in the quilt.
stay tuned!


Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi lynne!
wow! your work has taken my breath away. you are amazing!!!
:) melissa and emmitt

Sharon said...

What a wonderful quilt this will be! Your sense of design is amazing. I love the little touches too - the heart over the i, the "hiding" cat, the sun in the word "nice". Those are great! You've got some wonderful things going on here. Wow!

Clare said...

I love this - it is so full of life.

Did I aske dyou to join the Liberated Quilters web ring? I can't remember.

Joyce said...

I love your butterflies and flowers. I have made quilts for granddaughters with both but I had a pattern. Well done, figuring them out yourself.

Susan said...

I love the finished quilt, but I really enjoyed these posts on how you made your decisions and the putting together of all of it.