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Butterflies in Flight

Project Description

What are you most proud of? This class is the inspiration for the quilting design. I planned to use a walking foot to to quilt the semi-circle pattern, but failed miserably. I gave up and took out the stitches. Since I was on a deadline, I changed gears and opted for using my free-motion foot to create the curves. I still want to know where I went wrong and will try the walking foot again. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't give up. Creativity is a process. Try, try and try again :-)

What you will need

  • batik cotton fabric
  • AccuQuilt fabric cutter for the butterflies and flowers
  • Superior Threads 90/14 top stitch needle
  • Superior Threads Magnico
  • Glide 40wt polyester thread and Quilter's Dream Polyester batting

Q&A with Dena_Living Water Quilter

Gog asked:
Love the way you have done the quilting - it gives the butterflies movement and they appear to flutter around the flowers. Great job. Did you fuse or tack the butterflies and flowers before machining?
Dena_Living Water Quilter answered:
Thank you! Yes, I fused the flowers and butterflies before machining.
Jacquie Gering asked:
Nice work. I agree with Gog!
Dena_Living Water Quilter answered:
Thank you.
home in Ottawa asked:
Wonderful quilt! You do such a great job commenting on everyone's projects too, thank you!
Dena_Living Water Quilter answered:
Thanks. There is SO MUCH inspiring work on Craftsy. Love it. You are welcome!
blaiwesk asked:
This is a great idea with the gentle curves but also following a semi circle. I'm working on a leaf themed quilt now that this pattern might work on too. What kind of thread did you use for the curves? Did you ever figure out what went wrong with the walking foot?
Dena_Living Water Quilter answered:
Hi, thanks. Yes, this would be a nice pattern to try with leaves. What a neat idea. I used Magnico, by Superior Threads. Well, I think it was the first tight curve I attempted to stitch. It was hard to manipulate the quilt so the quilting came out rough, and uneven. It did not look like a curve at all. LOL I will have to review that section of the class again to see where I went wrong. Maybe it was the stitch length. I don't know.
folksy-fairy asked:
This is just a lovely piece of work. Your quilting design really highlights the flight of the butterflies. I really like your cluster of flowers and the colours with the the two light with dark middles. Really really pretty!
Dena_Living Water Quilter answered:
Aww, thanks so much! This was a fun project. And I learned a few things in the process.

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