Birds & Butterflies

Patchwork Quilt

This has been a pretty productive week for me. I was pleased to get the two football quilt tops finished for our friend Fred and worked on basting them to the fleece backing today. That is a slow process because I’m pinning it very close together, but more about that another day.

My sister sent this quilt to me and asked me to quilt an allover flower design on it. It is a simple patchwork quilt with a solid blue backing. Even though I wouldn’t use some of these fabrics in my own quilting, I adore this print.

Birds and Butterfllies Panel Quilt

Look how fabulous those birds and butterflies are! I don’t know what she is naming this quilt, but I’ve named it Birds & Butterflies. I think it fits.

For the quilting, I used So Fine! #50 in Snow #401. It is my go to thread and blends beautifully. In fact, I had a difficult time quilting in the printed panels because it was difficult to see my stitches. Let me tell you, I was really hunched over my machine so I could see better.

It blends well in the other two prints too, but I could see the stitches a lot better.

Birds Butterflies Quilt

After I was finished and laid the quilt out, I could tell that it was quilted, but really couldn’t distinquish the stitches. The quilt has a nice cuddly feel, which is exactly what Sis wanted. I think I delivered. 🙂

The back is a solid blue and really shows off the stitching. I think it’s almost as pretty as the front because of all the flowers.

Back of Quilt Flower Design FMQ

The only thing I’m uncomfortable with is that it also shows off all my little wobbles and blips. I know that once the quilt is washed those will disappear, but it still bothers me a bit. I’m trying to learn how to let go of the perfectionism. I keep telling myself those wobbles add personality. I hope it’s not just an excuse, and I hope Sis likes a quilt with personality!

I’m happy to have completed this project for her. I can’t wait until it’s delivered and in her hands.

So now I can check one project off my WIP list. I’m sure something will fill that empty spot soon!

Linking up with Crazy Mom, Pink Doxies, Whoop Whoop Friday, and Sew Stitching Cute.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and if you’re celebrating Memorial Day I hope you enjoy your long holiday weekend!


About Beth

I’m a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get “licking the spoon” mixed up with “licking the fabric”!!

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7 Responses to Birds & Butterflies

  1. melissa says:

    LOVE! the quilting looks fabulous!

  2. The meandering flower quilting pattern looks great, Beth! I hope your sister was really pleased. 🙂

  3. Julie Stocker says:

    I cannot see your wobbles OR blips, but I do see some gorgeous FMQ here! I would be thrilled to get this quilt. You did well, Beth. Thanks for linking this beauty with the Pet Project Show this weekend.

    Julie @ Pink Doxies

  4. Your daisies are so cute! They look wonderful and are such a perfect compliment to the fabric designs.

  5. Jasmine says:

    I was surprised by the picture of the quilt you were working on until you said it wasn’t your top. How wonderful you were able to help her finish it up. I really do love the handmade look, and think your daisies are charming. The quilt looks really cuddly.

  6. soma1773 says:

    The daisies complement the quilt so perfectly!! Did you use a yellow thread? It looks very pretty. We are so critical of our own work. You are only seeing the wobbles because you made it, no one else will see them 🙂


  7. Sandra says:

    Love this! Love the daisy meander you did! And you’re right, let go of the perfectionism (says she is also guilty of said affliction)–have you read what Angela Walters says on the subject a few months ago? Well-worth watching her YouTube video and/or reading what she said on her blog. Also, something Jasmine of Quilt Kisses wrote the other day about using a pantograph on her mom’s machine…think you’ll agree, your quilting is perfect in a done-by-a-human way!! 🙂

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