Here’s a beautiful custom quilt I recently finished in the middle of my Christmas crunch.
This is a classic example of a two color quilt, a style that typically never looks dated. The green fabric is nicely reminiscent of the meadows the butterflies would be flying over. To keep with that theme, I used a light green Glide thread that would really pop in the empty blocks and borders and a plain muslin backing that would really show off the quilting.
A more subtle cream Glide thread was used for the meandering behind the butterflies, so they could stay the highlight of those blocks. Normally, I would add a little quilting to the appliqué to really nail them down, but I was asked to leave them alone and loose. With all the plain blocks, I knew that whichever design I chose, those blocks were really going to stand out. To add a little variety, there are two different alternating block designs. A simple S curve design fills the inner border. For the outer border there’s a feather design with a scalloped feel as the quilt leans more formal than whimsical.
Between all the quilt shows, traveling, and Christmas quilts I’ve been doing this fall, it took me a while to finish this quilt. But I’m so glad the customer was patient and waited for me because this quilt really came alive!