Nice, nice, very nice but it needs a little something! How about another butterfly? Done! Here is the block with the butterfly and the frame.
I'm pleased with how this one turned out! It will look great on the green border fabric.
I had previously shared the sun face that will go in one corner. I used one of the pieced patterns for the pieced compass and then used my Sakura Pigma Pens to draw the face in the middle.
I've now cut out the border fabric and layered it on the sun face block to see how it will look and it will look just fine!
I wanted a complementary block for the opposite corner in the border so I decided to make a moon face! Once again I used my Sakura Pigma Pens but this time I chose a piece of gold fabric. I ironed a piece of grocery store freezer paper to the wrong side to stabilize the fabric. I used my Frixion pen to draw the outline and when I was happy I took the Sakura pens to the fabric. A pen with a thicker tip (size 05) was used for the outline of the face and the features and a very fine tip pen (size 005) was used for thin lines and the shading.
I wanted to surround the face with rings so I got out a piece of paper and a compass to draft the rings. This is the finished block all glued together and just waiting to be stitched! I can't wait to try out the green border fabric to see how it will look when it is finished!
Here are the two blocks together. I think they look very nice! They are not part of the pattern designed by Missie Carpenter of Traditional Primitives but I am a firm believer in adding your own personal touches to a quilt to personalize it! It could be as simple as following the pattern and using prints and colours that speak to you or it could be the addition of little details or swapping out a block or two for one of your own design.
I hope you enjoyed what I've shared today. I've still got work to do on this quilt and I've promised to machine a friend's quilt before Christmas so it is time for me to get cracking. Until I post again, happy sewing!