butterfly machine applique quilt using felt by angela flicker from the artists house
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Blogger’s Quilt Festival

butterfly machine applique quilt using felt by angela flicker from the artists house

Have you heard of the Fall Blogger’s Quilt Festival, an event run by Amy of Amy’s Creative Side?  It’s an online festival where people submit images, along with the story, behind a quilt they have made.  You must check it out. The most beautiful quilts are on display.  I’ve decided to enter my butterfly migration quilt.

butterfly machine applique quilt using felt by angela flicker from the artists house

What does migration mean to you?  Yes, I know the literal term means the moving of an animal or a species from one location to another.  I’m talking on a more symbolic level though.

Have you ever seen a flock of migrating geese or a swarm of migrating butterflies?  In that moment, besides feeling a sense of awe and amazement, what did you feel?  Really, think back.

butterfly machine applique quilt using felt by angela flicker from the artists housebutterfly machine applique quilt using felt by angela flicker from the artists house

Well, for me, migration symbolizes change, a new stage in life, moving ahead, towards a goal, or a specific destination.

When I came up with the idea for this butterfly migration quilt, my life was in the middle of a pretty big “migration” itself.  I was contemplating quitting my job, and instead following something my heart was saying.  As my hands created this quilt, really it was just creating something my heart and my head was feeling.

Instead of migrating away from home though, I feel like I found my place.

I found something I didn’t know I was missing, until it was literally in my hands.

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7 observations on “Blogger’s Quilt Festival
  1. Cecily

    What a beautiful story and a gorgeous quilt! I assume you designed it yourself? The movement of the butterflies is really lovely… thanks a ton for sharing your creative vision!

     
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  2. Kerry

    A lovely quilt,graphic and subtle- a good combination, and it tells a good story. Love the outline of butterflies stitched on the black polka dots

     
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  3. Karen

    Your quilt looks great. I love the butterflies streaming across the quilt and also the butterflies in the quilting.
    It is a beautiful quilt!

     
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  4. Teje

    Hello! I’m happy to meet you! You make most wonderful crafts! I’m enjoying my first visit and looking forward to trave around in your lovely blog!
    Best wishes from Finnish woman living in Crete! Teje

     
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