One of the things that I love most about what I do is teaching. I really get excited everytime I see a new colour combination (just ask the girls in class), or everytime someone comes up with a way to alter their version of one of my designs.
Today I though I'd share some of the 'Butterfly Garden' classes, you're sure to be inspired! Here's a great idea for the daisies. Make the centres using antique lace:
You could also make the centres of some of the blocks using antique lace. Lay the lace on top of the fabric and secure using tiny running stitches, diagonally from corner to corner. Add an antique button in the centre!:
Anne, who loves butterflies and was part of my own inspiration to create 'Butterfly Garden', has added in as many butterflies as possible:
Anne also has the gift of attention to detail. Here she's stitched in the little fairy's dandelion (look closely, top right hand corner):
Kathryn's version is just so pretty (and look at that perfect stitching):
It's very exciting now that our classes are headed into Block Three!
If you like progress reports have a look at Nicky's blog, The Little Needlecase, her version is done using reproduction fabrics and is just divine. She's also working on a journal to match - you'll love a peek!
Sandra, from Foothills Fabric and Threads is making her version in a range of beiges and caramels that's just yummy.
If you have a blog and are posting your progress (big or small!) we'd all love a little peek in your sewing room. So feel free to leave a link to you blog in the comments for us to all have a look!
Leanne Beasley xxx
P.S. Have a look in our class photoalbum (the one at the bottom of the left hand column) for more inspiration!