not new years day quilt

5 Jan

and the new years day quilt!

first the not.  after much deliberation and wine,  i decided not to combine the butterfly blocks and the pink and brown contemporary fabrics.  i had a limited amount of the fabrics so i decided to just go ahead and piece the blocks into a small quilt.  not sure what i’ll do with it.  maybe a charity quilt maybe ….who knows.

hmmm seems a bit faded in the picture.  oh well, it’s done!!  i thought about adding a border but decided against it for now.

and here’s 6 of the new years day blocks:

again, they look a bit faded.  i rarely have the “too much natural light” problem but apparently i do today.  anyway, i decided that the butterflies were too well done to put them in a quilt that just didn’t seem right.  so i’m using some civil wars.  the tan fabric is really quite beautiful.  i think it’s called “brown bag” or something like that.  it doesn’t show in the picture but there is loads of texture in that fabric.  anyway, i felt that putting that in each block would “tie it together” and then i wouldn’t lose the butterflies.

whoever said that using my favorite fabrics might help the butterflies grow on me was right.  i am starting to like this and i think it was “mum” that said, even putting it out on special times (mother’s day or easter) will make me glad i went the extra mile in the blocks.

so thanks everyone for your opinions.  it wasn’t so much the choice you made that helped me, but the reasons behind the choices that you made that got me thinkin’!

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14 Responses to “not new years day quilt”

  1. sammi January 5, 2010 at 6:40 pm #

    I like ’em both …. and your choices of fabrics are spot on!! Congratulations on making a decision you can live with.

    • myolivebranch January 7, 2010 at 9:57 pm #

      thanks sammi. sorry i don’t have any to send to you!

  2. Karen January 6, 2010 at 7:46 am #

    I think it’s quite lovely and I’m glad you’re liking the butterfly blocks more than you did before!

    • myolivebranch January 7, 2010 at 9:57 pm #

      me too!

  3. Jan January 6, 2010 at 2:28 pm #

    I like it!

    • myolivebranch January 7, 2010 at 9:58 pm #

      the more i do, the better i like it.

  4. Cynthia January 6, 2010 at 7:06 pm #

    I’m not fond of butterflies, so wasn’t going to comment, but now…I love them with the fabrics you chose!

    • myolivebranch January 7, 2010 at 9:59 pm #

      following the golden rule i see! thanks. 🙂

  5. becca January 6, 2010 at 8:41 pm #

    Very beautiful! Both of them but the butterfly top is my favorite.

    • myolivebranch January 7, 2010 at 10:00 pm #

      of the two tops, it’s my favorite too.

  6. Jess January 7, 2010 at 10:41 am #

    The buuterflies look awesome. I can tell the wine/hockey game/hotel/shopping did the trick 😉 Great seeing you last Sunday! Stay warm!

    • myolivebranch January 7, 2010 at 10:00 pm #

      i wish i could have squeezed silas as well as quinn.

      • Jess January 7, 2010 at 10:29 pm #

        Yes 😀 They both slept until 5:30 that evening! Hopefully we meet again soon…while they’re still squishy soft 😉

  7. Leah January 9, 2010 at 4:47 pm #

    the purple blocks are lovely!

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