Birds and Butterflies

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!

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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.

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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…

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…then a yellow one….

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…and, finally a pink one.

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I still wasn’t happy with the overall feel, so I made some new butterflies.  Now, I love it!

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Til next time….

Kerry

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