I make a LOT of samples. Some to test my own patterns before I teach. Some, just to play with fabric (what fun, huh?)
I gave these four to Kathy Gray of Virginia who donated her longarm services to finish them off. Let me show them to you, ok?
Since my original Butterfly quilt was stolen in 2005, I remade it using some fun bright prints. This is 38" x 56"and has gone to a specific hospital wing here in Fairfax, VA called the Butterfly Unit. I understand it is not a happy place as it's full of sick children who are gravely ill. They ask for quilt donations with a butterfly theme. Now my quilt is really happy, to be able to cheer up an ill child!
|Bright Butterflies at Night|
This quilt was just a test-drive using hexagons. No set in seams, of course. And I used my tried and true Magical Mitering Technique to finish the borders. 38" x 44". Kathy donated this to another local children's charity.
|Celebrating Hexagon Bugs|
This blue and yellow four block quilt is made using my pattern for the Good Luck Block. It is sewn using two strips joined with a 1/4" seam. Then the strips are cut apart into squares and then triangles; pieces are swapped and sewn back together. NO templates. All rotary cut and stitched. I taught this as a class at least 15 times and I've retired the class. Now some little child can enjoy the happy, smiling suns in the border and the rain boots in the center! It measures 46" x 46"
|Four Block Good Luck Quilt|
|Fern Fancy with Twisted Hexagon Blocks|
I have several more lined up, especially a few with a butterfly theme. Hope you enjoyed seeing these.