Do you know what Farfalle is? It’s the pasta that’s shaped like a bow. You know, this stuff:
Did you also know that “farfalla” is Italian for butterfly? Neither did I…
ANYWAY…this weekend, I made a flying farfalle quilt as a well-past-due gift for the baby of some friends. (The baby is now 4 months old, so it’s not THAT far past due…)
What a fun quilt to make! I love how this turned out…well, most of it. I love the wonky triangles and the colors. I’m not usually a pink girl, but every once in a while I like to let my girlie flag fly. Plus I think the grey and other wonderful colors mitigate the glaring pinkness of it all, even if I did use hot pink thread to quilt it.
Speaking of the quilting, that’s the one thing I really don’t like. I love my little loop-de-loops that I normally do and knowing that I was on a bit of a time crunch, I should really have stuck with them for this quilt. But I wanted to try something different and ended up with this loop-de-loop-de-loop design. I guess the results are good, but this little 40″x40″quilt became such a BEAST. My arms were completely exhaused and I think I started to develop tennis elbow. Add to that my basting spray refused to perform it’s proper function and hold the layers together…UGH!
Still pretty. In the end, I don’t think I can be too unhappy with the results – what matters is that I made a special gift for some special friends and their beautiful little girl. Amiright?
I’ve been trying to find a tutorial to direct you to to make this quilt and I haven’t seen one. Maybe I’ll write one up myself. You’ll be the first to know if I do.