Thursday, May 21, 2009

Spring CQ...Gold Butterfly

I've enjoyed beading these butterflies so much that I added one more to my Spring CQ.
As with the other two, this design is adapted from Sande Abel.

This one was beaded as I sat at a card table outside under the dogwood tree....in our positively glorious May weather.

As soon as it was finished, it couldn't wait to fly into the garden with its friends!

17 comments :

jcayemberg said...

Allie--you do glorious work. Your blog is a stop everyday for me, even though I practice other forms of needlework (counted, freestyle, Japanese embroidery). I love your sense of color and design and one day soon I'm going to dip my toes into a crazy quilt block...after I talk nice to my sewing machine. :-) Thank you for your faithful posting and the truly beautiful spirit that is evident in both your words and your work.
Blessings,
Julie

Anonymous said...

Allie, these beaded butterflies are just gorgeous! Please tell me more about the gorgeous hummingbird that has also landed on your block!! Debbie (Maine)
campmoxie@yahoo.com.au

Kerri said...

I love the butterfly. You seem to work so fast! I too would like to know about the hummingbird. We have 3 different coming to our feeders and I love to watch them. We have Anna's (like yours), Costas and Black Chins.

Allison Ann Aller said...

The hummingbird was sewn by Debra Spincic onto organza with her computer embroidery machine.
She will be selling her embroidered motifs on her new Etsy shop which opens June 1.
You can contact her directly at
debraspincic@yahoo.com

Maureen said...

Love the butterfy and the piece it's on. I was going to ask you about the hummingbird, now I don't have to.

Mylyne said...

Is there a method in deciding where to place certain pieces?

Deb H said...

Wow. Another stunning piece! Really beautiful.

Judy S. said...

Nice! You're right, this is definitely butterfly weather and time to be outside! Enjoy!

robin michelle said...

Those are beautiful! I really enjoy your blog and admire the gorgeous work you do. Thanks for sharing!

JoWynn Johns said...

Beading is such fun, isn't it? I enjoy it for the same reason I enjoy metal thread embroidery--its small scale. The golden butterfly is an artful addition to another masterpiece.

Debra said...

Really shaping up! and so pretty from every angle!

Summerset said...

Definitely shaping up! The butterflies add another living dimension to the work.

Patricia said...

Just gorgeous!and I'm with the majority, how about that hummingbird??
Pat
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Vicki W said...

Your butterfly is beautiful and so is Debra's hummingbird.

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

What a glorious quilt this is! I love your butterfly - it seems they are addicting?
Hugs,
Kerry

Barbara C said...

These butterflies really add to this piece. They really complete the Spring feeling.

Jean said...

The butterfly is great! But the humming bird... wow! It is the one that looks like it's ready to go to work! Great job!
Sorry about your camera! Hope it will be able to be fixed!