Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Not Me!

Last year, when I made Violette's quilt, I wanted butterflies. So I devised a way to make them without paper-piecing or traditional patterns. I've used them several times since, notably in my Alphabet Sampler Quilt. I even posted a tutorial, and asked folks to send me pictures if they ever tried the butterflies on their own.

Well, Barb made these, and I think they are great.
She deliberately made them different, extending the bodies, and making the wings narrower, and trying different angles.

I think she's done a terrific job. I really like them, and find myself drawn to the dark purple one in particular. The next time I make some of these, I'm going to use some of her ideas! Thanks for sharing, Barb!

8 comments:

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

beautiful. I love that dark purple one.

Cher said...

I am a fan of butterflies-these remind me of Jan Mullen's butterflies a lot.

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Wow, I really like these, but that tute blew my mind! I'm an exclusive hand sewer and all that cutting of sewn lines would be death for me. I can do a bit of wonkyness and just reknot after cutting my knots off, but that level of cutting I just can't do! Maybe I should buy a machine after all!

Exuberant Color said...

That is a great idea to change the angles for variety. Sometimes I have such tunnel vision.

Judith said...

How pretty these are. Must look at your tutorial.

Sharon said...

These are beautiful! The one on the top right looks very Art Deco to me. I'll have to try your tutorial, as these are so pretty! I loved the butterflies you put on your sampler.

Carrie P. said...

wow those are cool. I am going to check out the tutorial.

susan said...

oh i love it when people make things there own
i too like the dark purple one
mine sadly did not turn out so nice...