So, years ago this quilt showed up on my doorstep from my Mom to me!
I use it daily. Each butterfly is hand appliqued with hand-stitched antennas. I love it.
I’ve never made my Mom a quilt and with her on the traditional side with fabrics and design and myself loving modern fabrics I came up with a plan. Design the same quilt she gifted me with its big blocks and corner stones, except with one of my favorite fabrics as the focus.
There was no way I was going to free-motion this mamma jamma, so when my friend Sandie stepped up with an offer to use her long arm, I quickly stepped right in. It needed curves and she thought the orange peel quilt design was what we were looking for. She was right!
The quilting doesn’t distract from the butterflies at all and is best seen on the sashing and the back.
Couldn’t help myself with the letters. The Alexander Heath print was pulled straight from the Whispering Wing Butterfly fabric I swear, so I knew instantly I would use it for the back, what good timing.
And I used it for the binding. This back design is quickly becoming my go to.
All washed and pufted up, it makes me want to take a big nap. Mom’s the napper though.
Happy Birthday Mom!!!! (don’t tell her Dad! It’s in the mail this week).