Friday, June 1, 2012

Little Butterflies

A couple of months ago I received a custom order request that I was delighted to fill.  The customer wanted a pillow sham and a set of crib bumpers to match this quilt:

Unlinked Twin Size Quilt

Because the quilt had been made about 6 months before, I had some hunting to do in order to find more of the same fabrics.  Thank goodness for etsy and other online fabric shops!  I found some of the fabric here and some of it here

The customer also wanted me to incorporate some of the butterflies from the orange print.  I did some raw-edge applique butterflies on the sham:

butterfly pillow sham

butterfly applique 2

with just a bit of embroidery for the body and antenna of each butterfly.  I first showed you my “test” butterfly here.

I used just enough straight-line quilting on the sham to give it the quilted look without it being distracting. 

butterfly pillow sham stitching

The straight-line stitching also ties in with the crib bumpers:

butterfly applique crib bumpers

One side of the bumpers is solid gray with a few butterflies here and there.

  butterfly applique crib bumpers 2

The other side is made of strips of varying widths using all of the fun prints from the quilt.  The binding has to be my favorite:

crib bumper binding

I’ve always loved this stripe.  It’s from the Happier line by Deena Rutter (Riley Blake). 

The little one who gets to enjoy all of these butterflies is due to arrive in just a few weeks.  I’m impressed that mama has the nursery all set up and ready!  I think that with both my boys I was sewing bumpers, sheets, curtains, etc well after they were born.  Good thing babies sleep a lot for the first few months!

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  1. This set is absolutely gorgeous. I love the grey contrast and the butterflies are beautiful. Well done you!

  2. Just lovely! Your craftsmanship is stunning!

  3. Beautiful. I agree. The craftsmanship is amazing!

  4. What beautiful work!! Such a pretty set ;)

  5. this is so adorable. i love the solid you used with the quilt...and the fabrics are so cute

  6. What a great set! I'm so impressed with your butterfly appliques. They're gorgeous!

  7. The colors are so pretty together! lucky little baby :)

  8. That looks so amazing! I love the butterflies. No wonder you got a custom order, you did a fabulous job =D

  9. I am very impressed by this site and really going to share this post on my website Embroidery Library Thanks for sharing....


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