Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Butterflies in Blue







This butterfly print pairs beautifully with blue! Both are organic fabrics by Cloud 9. Some of you may recognise these fabrics and blocks from my recent Butterfly Kisses quilt. These blue hourglass blocks were my favourites, however they were amongst the colours we removed to bring some harmony to the overall effect. It is a pleasure to now feature them in a smaller quilt.

Looking forward to sharing further progress in a few days. It is a pleasant change of pace to the steady hand stitching of Fresh Fields, my current EPP hexies project. Thank you to all who shared their opinions regarding colour choices for Fresh Fields - the vote to include the stronger tones was unanimous! It's so good to move ahead feeling confident in this choice.

Fabric Notes: The butterfly print is Fauna in Dusk from Sarah Watson's Biology collection for Cloud 9. The blue, appropriately called Sky, is a cross-weave with a slight shot effect, part of Cloud 9's Cirrus collection of solids


Sharing at WIP Wednesday.

18 comments:

Michelle said...

The turquoise color is just a lovely pairing with the butterfly print.

Kirsten said...

So beautiful - the colours remind me of the gorgeous blue Ulysses butterflies from North Queensland.!

Jeanne said...

Love how these two go so well together with just the right amount of butterflies peeking out. Going to definitely get one of your quilts when the baby is a bit older!

Cloudia said...

Flighty fun!

Dirk Rosin said...

så kult :-)

Kim said...

The two fabrics together are so pretty Karen. I love the design of this quilt.

Patchwork and Play said...

This is going to be gorgeous Karen! The contrasting blues play so nicely together!

Giga said...

I believe that the choice of colors is very nice. It will be a lovely quilt. Best wishes.

SarahZ said...

So simple and pretty :)

Maryse said...

Great pictures!! The fabric is so beautiful, so peaceful! It's going to be another lovely quilt!

Allison said...

I really like the idea of coming up with projects for abandoned blocks... such a pretty shade! I look forward to seeing the quilting on this.

I just admire those who have the patience for EPP. As funny as it sounds, EPP sets me crazy while I am totally head over heals in love with FPA... go figure.

geanina said...

Very pretty! ;)

Preeti said...

The blue adds a wonderful depth to the butterfly print without being overwhelming. Great choice!

Susan said...

Very calm and relaxing combination.

SewPsyched! said...

Such a lovely combination :)
We don't have butterflies here in Alaska, I miss them from my childhood :) But we do have many varieties of moths, which is pretty neat in a Goth kind of way ;0
XX! Lori

DeborahGun said...

That solid blue is such a perfect colour!

Kate said...

Beautiful combination of fabrics. The hourglass blocks look a lot like butterfly wings, which makes me think of a flock (?) of butterflies all flitting around together.

Laura said...

Love the butterflies - this is going to look great!

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