Thursday, May 30, 2013

May Project

With a bit over 24 hours to spare - you can give me a tick for May.

I started this a while back - I am guessing at around 2008 - and I did the tracing and the vliesofixing.  Then I think I did the raw edge machine appliqueing at a retreat.  Then it sat...and got boxed up as a UFO.  Then it became a Project for 2013 - and then it got a turn this month.

The pattern is by McKenna Ryan from her In Full Bloom pattern.  I had thought I would do all the blocks - maybe I will - maybe one day...but I always intended to have the fuchsias as a wall hanging.

I decided to experiment with some machine embroidery for the quilting - the butterflies - and then decided to do a few lace butterflies as well.  And a few beads...




I used Susie's Magic Binding method for attaching the binding - its really very easy and I think it gives a nice finish.

I posted it on my blog too - if you want more photos and more about my adventure with FMQ...


9 comments:

Susan said...

Hi!!!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Beautiful! I love when a project speaks to me and says it just needs one more thing and then another. The lace butterflies and bead work give it that little extra something it needed. Great job!

Needled Mom said...

Wow...that looks fabulous.

Fiona said...

that is awesome... will look at more on your blog...
Hugz

Maureen Clare said...

Beautiful, my friend

Sue B said...

A lovely finish

Sue B said...

A lovely finish

Chris H said...

WOW, gorgeous!

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