My picture today is the three tests I did to decide which stitching to use around the butterflies.
I started with the chocolate zig zag because my old butterfly quilt has black (hand stitched) zig zags around all the butterflies.
The quilt was given to me by my boss when I moved to Nashville …. in my early 20’s (it’s too worn to share a picture). Brooke has ask me for it …. for years!! My answer has always been I’ll make you one 🙂
I have always loved quilts and I remember my grandmother and aunts making their blocks ……I never got one of their quilts … but I remember admiring them!
Every time I saw my aunt Ima Jean she would show me her latest blocks …. how I wish I had taken the time to learn back then! (I had too much energy and was always on the go!!) I think it’s safe to say they would all be proud of me (even though my stuff is super simple).
So … back to the butterflies … I decided to go with the simple and classic stitching …. even though Brooke loves my old butterfly quilt with the zig zag … she loves it because of the smell and the feel.
I’ve had a whopper of a headache for several days (and extreme fatigue) and the only thing that doesn’t make my head hurt worse is sewing (the machine is really quite) … if you know me you already know I simply can not just do nothing … there are so many things I love to do and doing nothing is torture!!!
I had someone ask me if this blog is about quilting … to be honest … I like to write and I have zero plans ….what ever I’m doing at the moment is what I’ll share. I guess you could almost call it my journal. Brooke is moving out in January and I’m on a mission to get her quilt done so that she can take it with her … hence the reason why most of my posts have been about the quilt.
Next month is could be about something totally different (food, oils, Miss Bella, etc).
Gotta run .. see ya!
p.s. I just re-read this blog post and it’s all over the place … I know it and yet I’ll post it anyway. We’ll blame it on my whopper headache!!