Every time my neighbor, Pushpa, calls me, the first thing she says is "Amanda? Are you busy, busy, busy???" in her high pitched voice. She knows I'm always busy doing something; there's never a dull moment around here. If I say that I'm busy quilting, she says, "You're such a busy little quilter." So, that became the name of my blog.
Not only do I love quilting, but I love to garden, as well. Sometimes my quilts are inspired by a color combination that I see in my garden ( I love pink petunias and yellow marigolds together) and every once in a while, by a flower bed theme.
It wasn't until my first grandchild was born that I was inspired to make a quilt that reflected my love for my butterfly garden. Since I had a butterfly garden I thought my little grand daughter, Alexis, should have one, too. I looked in quilting magazines and quilt books for ideas, took bits and pieces from each one, and came up with "Alexis' Butterfly Garden". The fabrics are 1930's reproductions. It is machine appliqued and the antannae are hand stitched. The quilt is machine quilted by Judy Laquidara.
(Photo snatched from the pages of a scrapbook.)
It's amazing how a sweet little 6 pound 13 ounce baby can make a baby size quilt look huge and bring such joy.
Thank you for visiting my blog today. Thanks, too, to Amy for organizing this event and to the many sponsors. The quilt festival is from May 21-28.