It's finished! Pattern is "Blue Butterfly Bag" by the Australian designer Gail Pan Designs and was bought as a kit from Cross Patch in Wales here in the UK. The front of the bag was hand embroidered with Cottage Garden Threads and hand appliqued. This has been machine pieced with Aurifil 50wt thread and machine quilted very simply with a very subtle variegated blue/grey Valdani 40wt quilting thread. Finally, the front of the bag was embellished with a few vintage buttons and trimmed with cotton lace. These gorgeous fabrics are from the Blue Sky collection by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts for Andover Fabrics. Julia, the owner of Cross Patch (a fabulous online quilt shop) puts together some amazing kits, and she has a wonderful selection of patterns etc on her website. This is going to be gifted to my mother-in-law for her 90th birthday, in a couple of months. I just hope she likes it!
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