This adorable pattern is Flitter and it was in my January Sew Sampler Box. And kind of funny, I just cut up the entire 10" square bundle that came with the pattern not realizing that there were 21 squares and not 20. So ya, I made an extra butterfly, but its all good, because now it is going to be the cutest little label on the back of the quilt ;)
And you might notice that my butterflies are aligned a little different than the pattern shows. So the picture on the front cover of the pattern shows the "squarish" wings on the top (I am sure they didn't realize it was being photographed upside down) , and the pattern layout shows them on the bottom. And when I was trying to figure out which way to put them, I realized I really liked both ways. So I did both and alternated the layout of the butterflies. So fun!!!
So now I am hoping to get it all quilted up and bound this next week. I can't wait to see it all finished because it is just to cute for words!!!
And while at the Retreat, Barbara and I also got to do a little sewing in class!!! Yes, I actually took a class at a retreat instead of teaching the whole time. It was oh so much fun!!! We took the Petitie Points class using this super fun French General pattern and the super cool Creative Grids Hexagon Trim Tool .
The class was a whole lot of fun and Barbara and I were both able to really crank out some blocks. I know it doesn't look like a lot but with 1" finished strips, this was a whole lot of stitching to get 6 blocks done!!! Barbara used wonderfully happy prints from Apirl Rosenthal and and her setting triangles are going to be a rainbow of gingham, so cute!!! I can't wait to see hers all done ;)
I managed to sew my 6 blocks and then add my setting triangles to put them into a row. Only now I realized after looking at this picture that I flipped half of the blocks. The red should be on the top of all the blocks. So ya, looks like a little unpicking for me. But I am still happy I got all 6 blocks made and hey, I finally get to rock my Lori Holt T-shirt in class so double bonus :)
So 6 blocks down and 27 to go ;) I think I am going to chain stitch the remaining 27 blocks now to speed things up a bit. I really enjoyed making these blocks and the Creative Grids Hexagon Trim Tool makes it so much easier than it looks. And in case you didn't notice, I am doing a much scrappier version because I so needed to bust some pink and red scraps!!! Isn't this going to make the cutest "all girl" baby quilt. Time to get some chain stitching on, that is after a little unpicking :)
I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!