Sunday, October 1, 2017

Butterfly Block Progress: Kaleidoscope of Butterflies 21

Butterflies still flitter around our area but they have been difficult to photograph. A friend has mounds of lavender in her yard attracting loads of bees. If you listen quietly they make the most relaxing hum.

I'm continuing my own butterfly blocks. Just a few each month. Making a few each month is also relaxing. I've no clear idea about a final quilt so I'm enjoying taking my time over these. Here's what I have so far.

Simple butterfly quilt blocks
September Butterflies
There was enough of the light blue in the top right to center wings for one butterfly. It looks like eyes, doesn't it? I posted the pattern here last month if you'd like to join me.

Take a look at Cathy's Kaleidoscope of Butterflies quilt made using a free online pattern, Ghost Moth. Lovely. Barbara Mahan shared a glorious quilt, West Pine Elfin Butterfly, on her guild's website. The site is www(dot)diablovalleyquilters(dot)org/member-quilts(dot)html. So many ways to celebrate butterflies.


Good Night Lights

Have you seen the story about Good Night Lights by the Providence Journals? That's providencejournal(dot)com/news/20161223/goodnight-lights-magical-spectacle-for-hasbro-patients. People in Providence, RI, blink their lights at bedtime to support and encourage sick children. Started by the hospital's volunteer cartoonist, ordinary people, police, and firemen now line up in sight of the hospital to shine their lights. And the children blink their own flashlights back.

Enjoy the day, Ann


14 comments:

  1. Your butterflies are really pretty--love that green background...hugs, Julierose

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    1. Thanks, Julie. Solid fabric makes a good background for this block. Must remember to try it more often.

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  2. I really like how your butterflies are turning out. I love all the colors on the green background.

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    1. Thanks, Cathy. I think I like the straight bodies better but wanted to start with these because they are different. I'm liking it better as more are made.

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  3. The fabric you are using for the bodies is really working well. Looking good!

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    1. Not a pretty as your fabrics but they are looking good on the green.

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  4. Lovely butterfly collection! And the green background is perfect with them.

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    1. Thanks, Linda. I'm not sure how I will use them but I've wanted to try this spool/butterfly for a while.

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  5. Beautiful color choices, my favorites, of course they're all my favorites.
    Nice work. Thanks for hosting Kaleidoscope with Cathy.

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    1. Thanks, Janie. I like the Painted Ladies, too. Enjoy!

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  6. Yes, the blue butterfly is wonderful. And from the lower right hand corner I can see that your butterflies like to fly off from the design wall...just like mine.

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    1. So true, Sally. I wish a bunch would fly onto the wall at night.

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  7. These are lovely, and remind me that for once I have some actual butterfly pictures. I'll try and get them up in the next 24 hours so that I can link up!

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    1. I seem to be the only one who didn't get any photos of butterflies this month. They'll soon be gone from here. I do want to see what varieties you have.

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