Thursday, January 22, 2009

Butterfly Quilt Top is finally finished!

After maybe 10 months, I've finished my version of the Butterfly Collector by Lynette Anderson Designs. I had a few moments of doubt that I had used too many fabrics and colours, but well, I like a scrappy look.

It looks a bit wonky in the pic. It's so windy and smoky outside due to a fire at Ballarat's drought affected Lake Wendouree that I pinned it onto Ayden's pinboard. The quilt is way too big for the pinboard and there are lots of pics of racing cars under the quilt top. Ahhh, teenage boys.

Hopefully I will be able to take a better pic when it is quilted and bound. I have no idea how to quilt it though!

44 comments:

Christine said...

Wow. I love your Butterfly quilt. I don't think you've used too many fabrics or colours ... the scrappy look is perfect for this quilt. Congratulaions.
Christine

Melissa Antolovic said...

It looks great - I love how colourful it is

Catherine said...

I love it!! It is so cheerful and colourful! Fabulous!

Jan said...

It's just gorgeous, Rachel; you can never have too many patterns/colours in a scrappy quilt. I live pretty close to the fire(at Lake Gardens) and haven't smelt the smoke all day; it has all been blowing your way!

Lynette Anderson said...

The butterfly quilt looks gorgeous and I just love the c=scrappy look you have achieved. Looking forward to seeing it quilted.

Kate said...

It looks lovely; the assortment of fabrics is perfect.

Karen said...

WOW!!! Is that ever pretty;) You've done a great job!

marina said...

Hi, have just found your blog and your butterly quilt looks fantastic and the colours are just perfect. Beautiful.

Jeni said...

how pretty is that quilt!!!!!
well done

mandapanda said...

This is soooo well done! just beautiful! I want it! I bet it took ages!!

blueberrylane said...

Love it Rachael, you have done a beautiful job !

Katy said...

gasp! It's STUNNING!

Bernadette said...

Rachel it looks gorgeous! I love the pinwheels they are one of my favourite blocks.

Nic said...

Love it Rachel. It looks beautiful in all its scrappy glory.

Maree said...

Love how this has Finished...Looks Great..Love the Colours shines Happiness.!!
cheers

maria clara said...

hermoso trabajo !! saludos !!

Stephanie said...

Absolutely beautiful! It's cheery and colorful and I love the scrappiness. Congratulations!!!

Carrie P. said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I just love the pinwheels. They make a great border for all those lovely butterflys.

rachel griffith said...

wow.
it's awesome!!!

you did a great job!!!

Worm's Woman said...

That is gorgous!!! I love all the colors, makes it so inviting!!!

Stina said...

Lovely...a lot of butterflies flying over a field of flowers... :o)

Lissa Jane said...

Rachel
Its lovely, colourful and happy.. definately a 'spring' quilt.. I have this pattern too, I think it was in Better Homes & Garden a bazillion years ago... I liked the way Lynette made her quilt too, but yours is so happy!
quilting? hmmm dunno about that one, I am a slacker and send my quilts off to be quilted!

Kitty said...

Oh Rachel - it's perfect! x

Calidore said...

Absolutely stunning Rachel.

Renee said...

I think it is stunning! Well done! I love the scrappy look of it

our shabby cottage said...

Rachel, it is absolutely beautiful. I love it and the fact that you have used so many fabrics and colours is fantastic! The more the merrier I think. Well done, you should be proud! Oh, and lucky Maya!

Janelle Wind said...

WOW Rachel, this is stunning, you must be so pleased. I LOVE this, you have created a beautiful version of Lynette's quilt. Just stunning! Thanks for sharing it x Janelle

Linda said...

the quilt is BEAUTIFUL Rachel, no way have you used too many colours/fabrics it looks so perfect!!!

Farmyard Crafts said...

Rachel... it looks BEAUTIFUL!! You've done such a lovely job on it!! Since I've no idea about quilting.... I won't offer any advice!! Can't wait to see the finished product!

Jodie said...

Rachel, its magnificent ....You must be so pleased with it - it has taken so long but is definately worth it.

Lulu said...

Yes, it's gorgeous. I adore scrappy quilts. Love it. Can't wait to see it quilted and bound.

sandra said...

It's gorgeous!

Em said...

It is beautiful, you are so talented. I wish I was able to make one for myself. Keep up the great work :-) Em

Red Geranium Cottage said...

That is a great quilt. Good for you finishing it.

Chocolate Cat said...

This is really gorgeous , nice and bright and fresh.

mellyandrosie said...

WOW!!! Rachel, that is stunning!!!!!!! You must be so over the moon and you would have every right to be - what an amazing quilt.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

It is stunning Rachel! Just the right number of fabrics and colours!!! Lucy x

Louise said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Moogsmum said...

Rachel, your quilt is gorgeous! I love all the colours - fab job!!

xxx

Chookyblue...... said...

love the butterfly quilt........

Janellybelly said...

Oh WOW Rachel, what a visual treat (or "Eye Candy" to quote Kath Day-Knight).

MissyMack said...

Wow, that is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the scrappy look...fabulous! :)

Mand-a-Lin said...

Well done Rachel. Your butterfly quilt is perfectly divine. It will be a truly well loved heirloom quilt.

Ulla said...

The butterfly quilt is lovely! Scrappy is good here, too.

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