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Fussy Cutting Batiks for Butterflies

As I am working on my Butterflies for our Swap…a friend brought me a great multi-color batik from Lancaster PA.  It was not enough fabric for a set of my Butterflies but I had a lot of fun fussy cutting out butterfly wings which made some beautiful butterflies.  This is all one piece of fabric and I used the button hole stitch to outline the wings depending on the colors.

Happy 4th!!!!

Hope everyone has a happy 4th of July!!  It was time to bring out my July very large table runner for my coffee table and I thought I would share a photo of it with everyone. These blocks are  from a swap by our very first Nifty Fifty group of quilters.  Our quilters wanted to keep in touch after we finished swapping out our 50 state quilt blocks so I organized 12 more mini swaps…. one for each month with 6 inch quilt blocks.  This is our July one which was red, white and blue with a flag and star theme. Enjoy your holiday!!!

More Butterflies

Today so many butterflies arrived at my house by mail!!  These are the sample blocks from our Butterfly swap that came today.   They are so creative and beautiful!!!  I can hardly wait until all the butterflies are here so I can start putting our breast cancer charity quilt together. 

Watercolor Wall Hanging

I love cutting my fabric scraps up in 2″, 2.5″ 3″ and 5″ squares for future projects.  I got the idea when I participated in the 2000 challenge swap. I have a whole tub of these squares from the swap but still no quilt made from them.  Although I have made a watercolor wall hanging from my 2″ squares.  I love working with them creating a picture.

UFOs

I am hoping my new blog will help keep me motivated in working on my Nifty Fifty Quilts.  I have so many still to quilt.  Right now I am working on the NF 22 quilt which are state quilt blocks made from Carol Doak’s Fab paper-piecing stars.