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Monday, April 07, 2008

April Take It Further Challenge - Day 3

As you can see, I found a butterfly that works on this block:

April Take It Further Block

And I didn't even have to go beyond my own stash! I bought this pin at the last Flea Market we went to and completely forgot about it because I intended to use it on a purse. It's so perfect for this block, so I decided to just use it.

I expect to finish this one up later today. It needs a spider web, a little more beading and a few little "fill-in" do-dads.

This will be my next button block:

Button Block 16

I'm not sure if I'll get to starting on this today or not but if not, it's ready for tomorrow.

A few years back for Christmas, a friend of mine sent me this card of beautiful vintage Lacy Glass Buttons:

Vintage Lacy Glass Buttons

I could never bring myself to use these, although that was his intention. I pulled them out yesterday and they're so beautiful, it seems ashame to keep them wrapped up in quilt batting and sitting in the drawer. They aren't doing me or anyone else any good being hidden away. So, I've decided to use them on my Button Quilt. One of those red/gold buttons should work quite nicely on this cream colored block.

5 comments:

Kim said...

Using all those gorgeous buttons on one quilt would be a great way to cherish them!

Kim

Anonymous said...

The buttons are great. Why not scan them and print them on your transfer fabric and use them on one of your squares.

Robin

Judy S. said...

What cool buttons! I like your new block as well as what you've done on the TIF one. Just got back from JoAnns where I found the dye and used my 40% off coupon to get them....thanks again for the directions; it'll be fun to play.

Chris said...

Watching this quilt square come to life was fascinating, and adding the butterfly gave it perfection! This and the deep purple one are my favorites so far! I'm eager to see the last steps.

The buttons are little jewels that will take your quilt to the top!

Susan said...

I think you made the right decision on the buttons.

Your block is so pretty. You really worked it up fast!

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