Saturday, June 26, 2010

What about Butterfly Garden??????

Looooong time ago there were two quilters (but I guess there is several more of us) that pushed the order button to get the Butterfly Garden BOM home in their mailboxes. They both started very eagerly to sew the first blocks together, then the progress slowed down a bit, and then the BOM packages was hidden in a box in the sewingroom.

What happened??? I guess what happened was that we both struggled to get the packages home at the right time. We struggled getting the main fabric in our packages because the shop that delivered was empty for it. Some packages got lost in the mail. All this resulted in that at the time all packages was in the house, my sewing mojo for this quilt was lost.

Then the two quilters met one friday afternoon. The finished blocks both have done was layed out on the floor. A lot of discussions how to get our sewing mojo back for this BOM. Because it is a beautiful quilt, and we have spendt so much money in buying it and we both want to finish it.

The two quilters sat down and looked at all the blocks that was finished, planning the further progress on this BOM.

And then they shaked hands, agreeing to finish one small block each week. With help and encouragment from eachother we now have big hopes to get this Butterfly Garden quilt finished before next summer so that we can use it as a porch quilt. Visit Hannes blog to see what she is writing in her post.

Anyone who wants to join us??
I guess we are not the only one sewing on this BOM

Saying for today:

"No one shall deny me my own conclusions,
nor my cat her reflective purr."
- Irving Townsend



27 comments:

Nancy in Norway said...

:-) Det blir nok bra til slutt.

Chookyblue...... said...

goodluck girls.....you will get it done........

Lyckligs-Cozy-Cottage said...

What a funny report. I hope you both finish the quilts, the fabrics are great!
Many greetings
Gisela

makepiece said...

been there- same place- and I haven't finished either.

Emma said...

Great post; I had a good giggle reading it! Beautiful quilt, too.

Karen said...

I like that you shook hands on this. It can be easy to get distracted away from a project. I will be watching to see your progress.

Michelle May said...

You are just too darn funny! Great post!

Lorraine said...

good luck with it! I am sure you will get it done...it's good to work on a project together...

Yvette said...

Cute!!!! I have this same pattern set in my drawer waiting to get started. I may start working on it.

Letterpress said...

Good luck with the quilts! I thought this was a great post, as so many of us have bought a lot of fabric and the un-made quilts sit on our shelves. I'll look forward to the completed quilts on a future post.

Elizabeth
occasionalpiece.wordpress.com

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey May Britt! Oh dear ... there's another quilter here in the same boat with this gorgeous quilt. Mine has had to go on the back burner for a little while so I can tackle a baby quilt, a new quilt design and the "Gardeners Journal" stitch along ... but I haven't forgotten my Butterfly Garden. I don't think I can guarantee a mini block a week, but I'll look forward to seeing the progress you and Hanne make - happy stitching! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Magia da Inês said...

♥♥ Olá, amiga!
Passei para uma visitinha...
Seu jardim está muito lindo e criativo.♥
Você é muito talentosa!♥
Seu cantinho está encantador e acolhedor como sempre... parabéns!!!
♥Ótimo fim de semana!
Itabira♥♥
♥♥ Brasil

a Matula ikrek said...

Lets go Girls! You will do that! ;o)
Your blog is sooo entertaining! Thanks for it!

~Marica~ said...

Lycka till! Min ligger tryggt och säkert i skåpet *s*

Hanne said...

Go us! We can do it, together :-)

Chartreuse Moose said...

Lovely post! Quilters are just the best friends and I'm looking forward to seeing what you each create with your newly found inspiration and motivation! Hugs and cheers to each of you!

Satu said...

So funny and entertaining post! I'm sure you will finish your quilts... TOGETHER YOU'll do it. I would like to be part of this fun (I'm in the same boat with you, from the same place ordered BOM), but I think I don't have enough time...

Mary Ann said...

Always easier when two minds work together as one!!! LOL!!!
Good luck, May Britt and Hanne!
PS I love the concentration in your faces in that one picture!!!

Lappetausa said...

Lukke til med framhaldet! Eg abonnerte på denne frå ein norsk nettbutikk, og det gjekk kjempefint. Problemet var at eg fekk panikk av alle arbeida, og selde alt saman til ei klubb-veninne. Så det blir ingen Butterfly her i huset med det første. Ha ei fin helg!

Laila said...

Good luck with the BOM. It will be grat. Luckey for me I don't have this BOM (the only one I don't have??? )so I can't play with you on this. ;-)

Miriam said...

A lovely post. :)
It is great you have each other to encourage you to keep going on this quilt.
Good luck and happy sewing!! :)

Gari said...

Very funny and more so because I have been in the same position. And very interesting in how you two worked out a way to get it done: good for you!

Lynda said...

Excellent plan May Britt! Peg and I started this quilt last year and we are both up to the second big block, although I have pieced all my mini blocks. This quilt is my hand-stitching for the next while, so we may see some finished Butterfly Garden quilts over the following months.

Pat said...

Everything will turn out just fine. That's the life of a quilter. Thanks for sharing.
Happy Quilting!

Fran said...

Thanks so much for posting this! I too bought mine from the same place and am in the same boat - all the way here in California USA! I have 2 big blocks made and just about 1/2 of the stitching done on the 2 blocks. You have just inspired me to get it out and try to work along with the two of you. Thanks for the inspiration!

Anne-Grethe said...

Et flott eventyr - fint illustrert. Det ender nok bra til slutt som i alle ordentlige eventyr! Lykke til!

mascanlon said...

Oh those BOMs so seductive and so hard to stay on track! I have about 4 put away now for when I retire but I still push a button occasionally. Looking forward to seeing your progress May Britt.

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