I was very excited to begin the second side border of the Civil War Bride Quilt! When I start a border or a block, I never really have a clear picture in my mind of how it is going to look when it is finished. So I just start prepping pieces in colours that I think will work and audition them. Sometimes they work, and sometimes they don’t!
I love the bird….I love the butterflies. I just don’t love the way they look together. It just looks a little blah. I may change them, but I’ll wait until I add a few more pieces. Sometimes things have a way of growing on me once I add more pieces. I have a sneaking suspicion that because I used black and gray for the bird, the butterflies should be a bit more colorful.
So….I thought I would leave the butterflies alone for a while and audition some flowers to see if that helped…first a blue one…
…then a yellow one….
…and, finally a pink one.
I still wasn’t happy with the overall feel, so I made some new butterflies. Now, I love it!
Til next time….
5 thoughts on “Birds and Butterflies”
Yes, liking the final version!
I like the brighter pop of color with the butterflies as well, especially with the pink flower.
Thanks for sharing the process. It helps to see before and afters.
It looks wonderful. I love the feathery look of the bird fabric.