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Butterfly Baby Quilt

Something is in the water for sure. I have several friends at the moment that are pregnant. Congratulations to all of them!! The first one that is due, is my hairdresser, who is having a girl in late June.

I have always loved Juliet @ Tartankiwi’s butterfly paper piecing patterns. It did not take me long to make a decision to make my hairdresser a quilt using these patterns. I am thinking of using a 5″, 8″ and 10″ butterfly, moving up the quilt and the background will be all improv. low volume fabrics.

The first one, the 5″ Butterfly is complete. The main fabric used in this block will driving the color combinations of the bigger butterflies.  I am loving the color combinations.SmallButterfly_5

The 10″ butterfly is 1/2 way through. I am keeping with the teal and pink theme.
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The last one, I am wanting to pull out that lime green that is scattered in the print, with orange and teal highlights.

If you are interested in Juliet’s patterns, they can be found in Craftsy:

I am hoping to have the quilt finished memorial day weekend…just in time for my last hair appointment before she leaves on maternity. Best news is…this is my May goal for ALYOF…and I have started!!

Linking up with Lee over @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday (see button on right) + Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts for Let’s bee social (see button on the right).

New Zealand Kowhai

One of New Zealand’s fantastic native trees is the Kowhai tree. It has the most wonderful colored flowers and fine delicate leaves.

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Image Source: Wikipedia

Once again, Juliet from Tartankiwi, came up with a fabulous paper-piecing pattern for this wonderful flower. I will definitely be including this in my New Zealand bird quilt.
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Check-out her other patterns here on Craftsy.com.

Block size: 8 x 8″ (finished)
Fabric: Brown – Les Amis, Bright yellow – True Colors/Joel Dewberry, Citron – Tula Pink, Grey – Chevron/Alice Kennedy

Linking up with sew cute Tuesday and Kristy @ Quiet Play Paper Piecing Party.
Sew Cute Tuesday

Bits and bobs

I have a lot of things started and some of them progressing, some of them are just sitting pretty on my to do pile. I will say with my goals from this month, I am procrastinating but in a good way. I have been working on other WiPs on the list due later in the year…oops.

Tapa Star Block Patterns – I have made up at least 1/2 of the second block and expect to have it finished this week. Fabrics are Carolyn Friedlander Architextures and Robert Kaufman Kona’s (Wasabi, Chartreuse, Bonsai, and Clover). Due date for pattern: February
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Hexagon Quilt: I managed to spend some time on this lap quilt, this week while travelling to Ikea and stuck in bed. I have slowly made progress – each row now has about 60 hexagons and all hexagons are unique fabric prints (except for the grey). Due Date: December
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Kowhai paper piecing block: I am testing a block for Juliet @ Tartan Kiwi. Fabric chosen and sewing has begun. This should also be finished this week. Extra activity
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So, the stuff I am supposed to be working on, looks like this:

Riley Blake Challenge:  No progress
Stash Bee Block: Fabrics Chosen, tutorial printed and read.
Scrap-bee-licious Blocks: Not started
Book Review Tuesday: Book decided and fabrics selected for the project. Guest host for February lined up.

That’s the bits and bobs of this week. Linking up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday.