I am so thrilled that I am able to post about one of my 2018 Qtr 3 Finish-A-Long Goals that I really thought was a long shot to include in my 2018 Qtr 3 FAL finishes. It is my Butterfly Quilt that I am making for my best friend’s birthday on October 16th. We really weren’t sure at first how we wanted it quilted, but I’m happy with the glass shards quilting motif that Michael at ThreadBear used that mimics some of the shard-like pieces in the feature butterfly. The quilt is 67” x 79” and has A LOT of negative space, some of which is offset by three coordinating Butterfly Pillows. (I will also be making a simple, colorful kitty quilt that will go at the end of the daybed and a sham that features a paper-pieced Tartankiwi butterfly that will be placed at the top of the daybed). ThreadBear finished the quilting on 10/5/18, and I spent Saturday and Sunday getting the binding done. The binding fabric is Moon Age Cerise by Libs Elliott which is also featured prominently in the large butterfly.
In contrast to the judicious use of color on the front of the quilt is the riot of color on the quilt back. I chose Butterfly Dance in Navy fabric by Sally Kelly, and I just soaked up all those beautiful, colorful images of butterflies and dragonflies when I was hand-stitching down the binding on the back of the quilt.