Square One

In the midst of my work on Rachel’s bridal gown, my family moved to a new home. Needless to say, it’s been a busy, hectic, exciting, stressful, wonderful time. We’ll be staying put for a good long time now, and I’m excited to be able to decorate, settle in, really make this home our own. So, I let my Girly-Girl decide how she wanted to decorate her new bedroom, and she picked butterflies. And because I sew, and because I find myself compelled to create more work for myself, I offered to make her a quilt.

I have never sewn a quilt before. I’ve been sewing for pleasure for around fifteen years, and my business is nearly two years old… but mainly I’ve made clothing. Quilting always seemed to a Florida girl like me like the sort of task that took forever to complete and resulted in something you could only use once or twice a year (cause let’s face it… it’s hot here all but maybe two weeks of the year!) My Girly-Girl has changed my mind. 🙂 She likes a nice cozy warm blanket, and she likes bright colors, strong patterns, and unique designs. A quilt for her will be worth every stitch!

We’re making solid squares with hand drawn appliqued butterflies (and on a few of the squares, flowers, bees, caterpillars, dragonflies). The appliques are machine stitched but the antennae are hand embroidered. Without further ado, here is the very first quilt square I ever made:

Hopefully, I’ll be able to post pics of the final product soon enough (it is still in progress for now!)


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