Friday, May 15, 2015

Butterfly Kisses Completed





Making hourglass quilt blocks is pleasantly repetitive and the results are beautiful. Butterfly Kisses is made entirely of organic fabrics, mostly Sarah Watson's Biology collection. I completed hand stitching the binding on Wednesday and it is already in use on my bed.






I used a new-to-me quilting technique featuring little hand stitched crosses, an idea shared by Jen Kingwell on a Fat Quarter You Tube session. You can find links and more details on my earlier post here. This style of quilting blends in nicely with the Biology backing fabrics too - just love the Biology feature fabric! This particular fabric also worked beautifully in the hourglass blocks, creating a variety of visual effects.







Quilty details:

Each hourglass block is 5 1/4" square
13 rows of 9 block - 117 in total
Organic cotton fabrics, mostly by Cloud 9
Hobbs Organic cotton batting
Scanfil Organic cotton thread
Quilted by hand with DMC embroidery thread
46" x 67"
(117cm x 170cm)


32 comments:

✿ chica said...

Maravilhoso!! Perfeito! Aplausos e beijos,chica

SarahZ said...

It is gorgeous! I love the solids you chose to go with the prints, and I love how the little quilting stitches look like fireflies on the back! What a fun and beautiful finish! This certainly deserves to be in the Bloggers Quilt Festival, hint, hint :)

Filip Demuinck said...

I am sure it was a lot of work. Looks nice.

Greetings,
Filip

geanina said...

Great work! Complimenti!

Fun60 said...

It looks wonderful now it is finished, even the backing fabric is very special.A job well done Karen.

Barb said...

Karen, I love the backing fabric just as much as the hourglass pattern! How beautiful. Waking up under this quilt would be a cause for morning smiles.

Susan said...

A beautiful finish, and the back is as lovely as the font. The cross stitches make a nice effect. Nothing like sleeping under a new quilt for the first time.

Anita Johnson said...

That is just beautiful! And I love butterflies too, such a symbol of hope and joy and transformation!

Michelle said...

This reminds me of my grandmother's work. So beautiful! Thank you for the sweet memory!

the momma said...

so beautiful, Karen!!

Renee said...

Love all the fabrics you chose for this quilt! That panel on the back is SO perfect, I totally want to copy it.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Thanks Renee - what a lovely compliment. I do love the Biology fabrics. I made a small ‘Plus’ quilt featuring the panel fabric on the ‘back’ too - in my Etsy shop.

Linda said...

Very pretty! Nice work!

Une Angevine said...

bien intéressant

Maryse said...

Wow, it's a beautiful quilt! I really love the stitching!! You finished right on time for the Bloggers Quilt Festival ... Will you be entering?

Catherine said...

Your quilt is beautiful Karen. I really like the pattern on the front and the backing fabric is stunning. I bet you enjoy seeing it on your bed after all of the work you've put into creating it.

diane b said...

The hour glass quilt is a beauty and I like the pattern on the other one too. You must have so many quilts by now.What do you do with them?(after every bed has one)

Erin said...

Massive job!! Well done!!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Hi Diane, the ‘other one’ is the back of the hour glass quilt - very pretty too. Many of the quilts I’ve sewn have been made as gifts - others are in use around our home and on beds. Some have been commissioned or made to sell on Etsy.

Dirk Rosin said...

stilig !

Hilacha (loose strand) said...

Fresh, bright colours! I like the back too!

Donna~~ said...

Very striking colors. Love the look of your quilted X's. The back is as lovely as the front!

DeborahGun said...

This is truly beautiful Karen. I am so glad you are enjoying it on your bed and not selling this one :-)

Mary said...

Perfect!

einfach bunt said...

Beautiful!

Kelsey Boes said...

It's gorgeous, Karen. Every last detail is beautiful.

Kamila @ Work-With-Patches said...

What a great idea for a beautiful quilt!!! I love colors of your fabrics and great backing:)
Greetings from Poland
Kamila

Marie C said...

It is just gorgeous! The choice of colors and fabrics is wonderful. It turned out just wonderful! I know you will enjoy it for years to come!

Katelyn @ Sing While Crafting said...

I love the colors you used! Gorgeous.

Sarah Goer said...

So many fabulous details! Stunning! Thanks for all the great pics. :-)

DianeLoves2Quilt said...

Butterfly Kisses is absolutely gorgeous in all ways, the name, the color choices, the background basic fabric, and the stunning back. It as truly a work of art. Classically simple yet not modern-bleak, you did a positively wonderful job. To quote Mary Poppins.. It is practically perfect in every way!

Liz said...

What a gorgeous, colourful quilt!

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