Thursday, July 16, 2015

A Butterfly ... I might be crazy!!

When Dallas and I were on holidays, he pointed out this quilt to me:

I was huge and beautful.  I didn't think much of it after we saw it.  I think it was at the Botanical gardens in Maddison, WI that we visited.  During our visit we picked out some plant and actually agreed on a yard design!!  Pretty exciting stuff.  Now we just need a yard!!

Anyways ... When I got back I looked at the pile of blue material that I bought to make Dallas' mom a quilt with.  I was going to make her a Northern Lights Quilt by JayBird Quilts.  Sitting here watching golf at St. Andrews in Scotland, I thought why not draw out the butterfly.  So I did...  

I did have all the little blocks in it like the orginial quilt in the picture above but then I thought, I don't have enough material or creative design ability to do it.  So I erased all the blocks and kept the outline. I went in search of a design and found this ...

Thank you Google!!!  I figured I could do somthing like like this.  So I got out some markers and coloured!!  

This is what I've come up with:

I might have to adjust lines or add in some half square triangles to make things flow a little more.  I figured this is a good guide.  Have I mentioned that I love graph paper???  Well I do.  I figure I can even make this a lap quilt (I know ... gasp!!!)  I'm going to make each square equal 1 in (finished size).  That will make the butterfly 43 in by 36 in.  Add on a small border and done!!  I figured I would be smart about the design and made all the half square triangles the same.  Then I can bulk make them and be done!!  The other parts of the quilt can be cut in different lengths, times 2 - one for the left side and one for the right.  I figure it will be some what time consuming but should look good when I get it done.

As always ... I need more time to get these projects finished or maybe I just need to use my time better!!!  Deep thoguht for the day!!

Off to sew!