Butterflies and batwings

I’ve been meaning to mention the quilt on the cover of the latest issue of Quiltmania magazine (no. 79). Have you seen it?

Here’s a slightly better look at it:

This beautiful quilt reminds me of the wonky butterflies. It was made by Michéle Mahaud and features Yoko Saito’s “bat wings” block from one of her patchwork lesson books. I really like this variation too. So many fun things to do with that little block!

Oooh, a modicum more of child free time today. It’s a gorgeous fall day and Herself has just been dispatched to the park with a friend. I’d better get a little more work done. Trying to contain an apple orchard today, so I’m building some fencing.

The apples are ready for picking so I’d better get this fence up in a hurry to protect them from apple thievery.

I hope it’s been a pleasant start to the week for you!


  1. Annabel said

    This reminds me of the Robert Frost poem ‘Mending Wall’:

    …There where it is we do not need the wall:
    He is all pine and I am apple orchard.
    My apple trees will never get across
    And eat the cones under his pines, I tell him.
    He only says, ‘Good fences make good neighbors’.

    Good luck with your fencing!

  2. Chartreuse Moose said

    Those little “wonky” blocks are so adorable, and obviously quite versatile! Just love ’em!

  3. pat sloan said

    First you are SUCH a tease!!!

    Second I tried to buy the issue on Sat and they didn’t have it..ugh! do you subscribe or get at the store?

  4. Janet said

    I’ll be looking out for that issue, what a quilt! Have fun fencing, you are a woman with many talents.

  5. Can’t wait to see what you’re doing with that “fence”!

  6. barb said

    that cover quilt is gorgeous, haven’t seen this issue yet.

  7. nanette said

    Amy I’m in love with everything you show. I have been making more and more butterflies. Thanks for introducing them to me.

  8. Jackie said

    The setting for those butterflies is beautiful!! Love it. Looking forward to seeing the apples behind the fence.

  9. pratima said

    Thank you for sharing the beautiful quilt on the cover, Amy! Your apple fence is so cute! I love the mix of fabrics you used for it.

  10. cathy said

    Beautiful quilt…would love to see it done in Kaffes!!! Love the fence! xo

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