Thursday, 30 January 2014

crazy quilting, fabrics for projects,butterfly

I finished my CQJP january block yesterday,    well I say finished but I am not too happy with it,  mind you it is for Helen my daughter and she has chosen the fabrics threads etc,   grey is not a colour I like and there is very little about,  I did use silk paints on some to add a but of grey in the fabrics,   Helen and I both thought it needed another colour to lift it a bit and she chose the turquoise and dark blue, will see how it all goes together and I can always unpick or add more when it comes to putting them all together.





I also had a trip to York for fabric for projects for this year.  Did not have to buy them all fortunately,  here are photos of what I think I will use.


These are for the aiming for accuracy quilt that was a BOM last year it says 24 fat quarters and 3. 75 yards of contrast.   Well I  am not using 24 fabrics as the most any block uses is 12 fabrics and I plan to use 8 on that block,   I have dark brown as my contrast, wanted it darker but made do with what they had, not sure all these will be used, the second green from the top and third one from the next pile I also bought but the rest I already had.  Have thrown in some pink as I have 2 fabrics here that have the oranges and pinks in and they work well,  not so sure about the blue one but that has the other colours in it in the little motives,  also a little yellow has been added to the mix.  Will see how it goes when I start it.



These are for the Jennie Rayment quilt she is doing on the create and craft channel, it takes 4 colours and a contrast. I have got white with a leaf pattern on for the contrast and will abandon one of these other colours think it will be the floral one on the left. This quilt has 9 blocks in it.   The red and yellow ones I had to purchase along with the white contrast one,   sorry do not seem to have got that in the photo


I disturbed this poor butterfly the other day,  it must have had such a shock, I did not know it was hibernating in my spare bedroom and I had the heating on for a treat and to dry the washing,  had to turn the radiator up in this room and the heat must have woken him up.   Now he is asleep again in a corner of the window,    how good was it for him to pose on my little pot teddy`s head.

29 comments:

Nana said...

You´re a butterfly savior!
Lovely fabrics!!!

Nana

motidana said...

So cute ! Love the picture of the cute little butterfly with teddy :) .The crazy quilting is beautiful too as always !

Anita said...

You've got some lovely fabrics! the butterfly is so beautiful !

Anneliese said...
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Anneliese said...

There you are! He liked it warm and got it even warmer on Teddy's head. Thank you for commenting on my smallest of all small things, the little heart with embellishment.

Diana @ Red Delicious Life said...

A butterfly who decides to hibernate in your home has to be a good luck omen somewhere! Love seeing all of the fun fabrics and good luck with the A4A quilt. I saw lots of projects from others who used dark contrast fabric and they looked amazing! Can't wait to see how yours shapes up.

Mosaic Magpie said...

I love how you got that butterfly to pose. I did not know they hibernated during the winter! Learned something new. The quilt block looks great and I like the blue touches you added.

Starr White said...

Helen's quilt block is beautiful!! It looks like Spring…oh and how lucky you are to have a gorgeous butterfly spending the winter with you…perhaps you could put out a little sugar water for him to refresh himself occasionally :)

Gaia said...

Your quilt square looks great, purple and blue work mixed very nicely.And, a beautiful butterfly in winter...how wonderful is that.

Jules Woolford said...

Lots of lovely fabric! We had a butterfly too - it was in the bedroom cupboard. Apparently you need to cool them down again, or they start to loose energy. We popped ours in the fridge for 10 mins and it went back to sleep. Then we transferred it to the 'bug home' in the garden. Starr's idea sound good though. Hope you can keep it going until the weather picks up!

Monica said...

Is it a butterfly or a moth? The body is quite furry. Gorgeous shot! But I am a little afraid for your teddy.

Are those little cats and dogs on one of the new fabrics? It looks really cute. You're going to be busy!

desertskyquilts said...

I like your cq block and think the turquoise was a good choice, and you can scatter more through the quilt. I like gray, actually, so I think the block looks great. Those fabrics for the accuracy quilt look good together. You are doing some great projects this year. Thanks for the butterfly pic. It is usually moths who spread their wings that way, but the coloring doesn't look like any moth I ever saw, so maybe he was just too sleepy to put his wings up!

Pippas quilts said...

great cq what a lot of fabric you will enjoy making blocks with these. I always have one or two butterflys hibernating in my house.

Queeniepatch said...

You have your quilting projects cut out for this year, haven't you?
Helen's block looks good. I love pink and grey but agree that the turquoise and blue give the block an extra punch.
Good of you to use up fabrics from your stash.
Charming butterfly!

Vicki Miller said...

Lots of lovely fabric to go on with! The butterfly is lucky to have somewhere warm to be. He could come here but I think it would be too hot for this little english citizen!

Séverine said...

Your block is lovely, II like your choice of the turquoise thread.
You are lucky to have this beautful butterfly in your home.

crafty cat corner said...

Such a beautiful butterfly, isn't nature the best.
Briony
x

Annet said...

Love your CQ block, the colours are great together! Nice photo of the butterfly.

Suztats said...

Helen will love her block! lots of nice fabrics to play with, and fancy having your own butterfly!

Purrfect Lady said...

I've always liked greys pinks and blues together Margaret and also lavender, when combined they can make for a very elegant piece. I like what you've done with your block :) I think your butterfly might be a small tortoiseshell http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/22907171

shirley said...

Love your pretty CQ block. You are going to have such fun putting those great fabrics together. Wonderful to find the butterfly hibernating. He looks cute on the bear.

Jillian said...

I like the block a lot - very harmonious. I also agree the butterfly has to be a good sign and a privilege.

Kippy SoMature said...

that is just lovely - "that His name is near His wondrous works declare" He is near :)

Susan In Texas said...

I love the block! The turquoise on pink with just a hint of grey is just lovely.

Great post!
Susan in Texas

EG Yorkshire Branch @ Leeds said...

aha, found you at last!

Happy New Year Margaret

B

Dianne said...

Your crazy block is going along beautifully, Margaret and I like the turquoise you have added. Lovely butterfly - enjoying the warmth.

deanna7trees said...

your crazy quilt block is very striking. i happen to like the color grey, especially when it's mixed with blue. and what a beautiful butterfly.

Susan Hook said...

I think your block is lovely Margaret, all the colours look nice together. How unusual to see a butterfly at this time of year and in the house as well!

Margreet said...

Some butterflies just know how to be nice :-))