Monday, November 19, 2012

Lepidoptera!


After I made bee blocks for Cherry, I got a bit excited about the block and decided to make some Kumiko Fujita butterfly blocks for myself.  I don't know why, but I really enjoy this sort of paper piecing as it doesn't require much brain space, goes fast and each block come out perfectly!  I sort of got into a rhythm with making them last weekend until I ran out of black fabric.  I'm back into again as more black fabric arrived in my mailbox while I was away on Friday, so I'm back to sewing these when I get a moment throughout the day.  I'm not sure how big I will make this quilt yet.  We will have to see...

If anyone is interested we have started a Flickr group for these blocks here.   Feel free to join and start making your own blocks!

Speaking of Lepidoptera, check out this photo I took the other day....


Isn't that cool looking?  I'm supposing this is the defense mechanism that the moth uses to keep predators away.  It looks like a cat's face to me--if I were a bird I might stay away!

Here is the same Emperor Gum Moth a little further away.


4 comments:

Jess said...

Oh I adore those blocks! So much color and movement - I can see how they'd become addictive!

Leanne said...

I have been enjoying those blocks and will check out your group. The moth is amazing, wonderful photo.

Mama Spark said...

I love moths and this one is so cool!! thanks for sharing!!

Jeannette said...

wow very cool photos!! i am so in on the butterfly blocks!!

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