My new CRAZY QUILTING project, “Black Butterflies”. I took photos of some of my blocks in the preliminary stages for this project so this is the start of Block #6. I mentioned in previous posts that I tend to get quite a few crazy quilting questions so thought I would share a bit of my process.
The photo above shows the basic block on the left. I always start by selecting a group of coordinating fabrics and on this occasion chose my black butterfly fabric as my “focus” fabric. Subtle prints to coordinate were this came next. Once the block is sewn I add my trims, laces, ribbons and motifs. I tend to add these randomly.
You will see the lace added to the bottom then a hand dyed lace applique trim. The final trim is on the top, a narrow metallic ric rac.
I finally had some time to experiment with some shibori ribbon on this block – I have wanted to for ages. You can get mixed packs of bits from Shibori Girl from time to time – they are great! I started by creating the flowers by gathering hand dyed seam binding. These were tacked in place with the centers further embellished with French Knots. Following this I added feather stitch with beads and randomly placed small dyed flowers. I shaped the shibori ribbon into leaves for my flowers and finally added a ladybug. I will definitely be doing more with the shibori ribbon in the future.
More of Block #6 later this week.