FMQ Friday on Saturday

I'm very slowly working on quilting a charity quilt instead of having it tied.  This one called out for quilting a motif in the center squares.  After going through my books, I picked a butterfly designed by Mary Covey.  Here's the flimsy I'm working on:
The first square
and a closeup

I traced the pattern onto freezer paper and then cut around it.  I ironed it to the square and then sewed around it.  I used a free motion foot (aka darning foot - open).  I'm going to use a different color thread for each butterfly.

I'm linking to Leah's FMQ Friday.  Don't miss it.  Happy quilting!


  1. Love the motif you have chosen. They look wonderful!
    Love the flimsy, too. Is it baby size?

    1. Yes, it is baby size - 36". We make them to welcome newborns and then they can use them as stroller or car seat blankets and are not too big to carry around.

  2. Very pretty Angie! What a great idea using the freezer paper as a pseudo transfer. Can't wait to see the rest of the blocks!

  3. Just beautiful.Happy quilting!

  4. OMGosh....just wonderful. I love butterflies!

  5. Hey, this butterfly looks really neat with the yellow thread. A very nice touch for this quilt top!


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