I spent a beautiful afternoon chasing a butterfly, trying to get that perfect shot of this mini I made for a friend. The sun did not want to cooperate, and the shadows wanted to play with us, but boy did I have fun!
This mini was made for a swap with my Gruber's retreat friends. I drew Terri's name, and it didn't take long for me to decide the fabric I wanted to use.
Terri is a huge fan of Anna Maria Horner, and I knew she was anxiously awaiting the arrival of her new line, Field Study. So while I began waiting for the arrival as well, I started brainstorming on what to make.
Once I received my Field Study order, I realized that the ideas I had come up with just would not work. So, back to the designing board.
Field Study has beautiful, large prints, and initially I did not want to cut it! Seriously... I really did not want to cut it...it almost pained me to cut it!! I think I even heard a little groaning from the cutting mat.
But I know a quilt cannot be made without a little cutting. So cutting I did...alot...too much. It took me awhile to finally decide on what I wanted to make, but hopefully Terri will be able to use the scraps (big and small) that I included with her mini quilt.
I wanted it to showcase the beauty of the prints. I fussy cut a butterfly (Terri loves butterflies!!) and surrounded it with some wonky log cabin strips. The quilt top, backing and binding is all from the Field Study collection with a little Kona White added to help bring out the beautiful colors.
I quilted this mini using organic lines (my favorite) using a pale pink thread.
I hope I did Field Study justice, and that Terri loves the mini as much as I came to love it!!
Thanks, as always, for visiting my blog!!
~ Michelle ~