Saturday, May 2, 2009

Butterfly Bliss

"Butterfly Bliss"
Size: 37" x 37"
Pattern: original design using 9" Snowball Blocks
Completed: April 2009
Made in: Hawaii
Machine pieced and quilted on a Janome 6600
Given to: Mary Hirose for baby Jacquelyn
The story: I just finished this baby quilt for my friend Mary - well for her baby Jacquelyn, who will be arriving in a few short weeks. Mary's husband Keaka does not like pink, so I chose to use purple for the sashing and binding. The blocks are 9" Snowballs with triangles of bright flowers in the corners. I used a pink and purple tulip fabric for the backing. This was a fun quilt to make and I think she really liked it. The best part was the binding, which went on like a dream once I figured out I had to adjust my needle position when using my 1/4" Accufeed foot. Oh the joy of learning a new machine!

The butterfly block. The other blocks were just a mottled print of the same colors, but no butterflies.

A close-up of the quilting and the corner triangle.

A close-up of the butterfly cornerstone. I had to fussy-cut to get 4 good butterflies.


  1. GORGEOUS!!! I love the color combination! Where did you find that fabulous fabric?

  2. Thanks Sharon! I found it at Fabric Mart. And it's hard to tell in the pic, but it was seersucker. Very sweet.