sashed butterflies

Thirty butterflies are now captive within their sashing! Haha. I always forget just how long it takes to attach sashing. Not difficult, just time consuming. For my sashing posts I've used Moda Bella solid in 30's Yellow, and I think it sets them off perfectly. Those white-on-white Sunrise Studio dots kinda remind me of the snow that continues to fall here in NYC. So I have butterflies in the snow. (Hummm, maybe that's what I should call this quilt!)

A few butterflies are all perfectly matched and contain only one wing fabric. They blend in really nicely with the contrasting butterflies, and they only become visible with close inspection. 

And now it's time for me to pick out a border fabric. I'll admit that I'm a bit stumped. My quilty friend Susan would probably remind me that the quilt will take on whatever color I use in my border. And I know that she's right. So that means that I won't use red, because I want the red butterflies to just be little pops of brightness. I think that too much yellow can overpower a quilt. And pink will make it, well, pink. What I might choose is one of the pale blue prints - the gumballs or the lifesaver flowers. What do you think?

I'm using fabrics from the Greg Jones Blogger's Choice fat quarter bundle (hehe shamless plug again!) that you can get at Fat Quarter Shop. I'm starting to see my fabric bundle popping up on Instagram and it makes me SO happy to see that people are adding it to their collections. Remember, you can treat yourself for Valentine's Day! I do! And I'm using the Painted Ladies pattern by Fig Tree and Co.

No more sewing for me tonite. Friday night is sushi night around here! Have a great weekend everybody!