Thursday, 6 October 2011

A Friday Finish - purple butterfly.

Ok, well I'm fibbing a little because I actually finished this yesterday.
Another trapunto butterfly made for Karen, a quilter friend of mine who lives in South Africa.

Karen had seen my butterfly and asked if I could do her one in purples.  No problem.
I used exactly the same method as before and I still don't like having to cut the wadding away from the back.
It's just so nerve wracking!

Preparing to quilt


Detail

I love  how the early morning light shows up the trapunto in this photo.


another angle
I have a full free day ahead of me - and a full list of works in progress - just don't know what to work on next.    DH modified my darning foot on my new sewing machine, so I can actually see where I am going now.   Have a great weekend - I'm off to do lots of sewing now.

15 comments:

Editfolt said...

I love the color purple. I really like your pictures. Beautiful. I also want such a thing! : D

Laura said...

Gorgeous, as always! Can you link up with TGIFF? Will it let you add your link? :)

Linda Coleman said...

love the purples, the butterfly looks like it is about to lift off

The Nifty Stitcher said...

Thank you for your comments Edit, Laura and Linda. Laura I am trying to link up with TGIFF - please bear with me - sometimes I'm not very good at this computer stuff :(

MulticoloredPieces said...

Just stopped by from Quilter Blogs to enjoy your lovely textile work. Your trapunto pieces are beautiful--exquisite work.
best from Tunisia,
nadia

LynCC said...

This is just stunning!! Gosh, it makes me want to try one. Looks like you have multiple trapunto layers on the butterfly? Not just one? What batting did you use? I can imagine how nervous it'd be to cut it away - probably worse that cutting the background out from behind an applique piece.

happydaysquilting said...

Love the trapunto and beautiful quilting, A gorgeous quilt!

M-R said...

Wow, Rhianon, this is gorgeous! Your machine quilting is beautiful and I love that butterfly. Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

Rona said...

Another beautiful butterfly! It makes me want to get some coloured pencils.

I'm looking forward to where you take this idea. A big quilt would be absolutely stunning!

Janine said...

That's really stunning! I'm visiting from TGIFF

judith said...

You do gorgeous work. Love your blog.

The Nifty Stitcher said...

Thanks to everyone who has visited and left such lovely comments. Lynn - I used 2 layers of the polyester batting (because it's fluffier), then a final layer of Hobbs Heirloom 80/20.

Ginette said...

This is gorgeous!! I am visiting from TGIFF.

Connie said...

Oh my gosh how beautiful! Love your work and my husband modified my foot too.

Mary-Frances said...

Wow, that butterfly is amazing!

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