Love in Butterflies
I absolutely loved piecing this quilt top! It felt so wild and free to jump in with these pieced scraps and see where it all took me. I think I especially enjoyed the carefree piecing because lately I am also working on a new class. Sewing for a class requires much planning ahead, note-taking and thoughtful photography. It was such a release to turn off my brain and work more instinctively with color and shape.
Here's my favorite bit of piece work. So many little orphan blocks found a home!
This weekend I finished the quilt with "twig" quilting, another straight stitch design with reverse sewing from Gering's book, WALK. It's a very simple pattern, easy to execute. I felt it fit nicely with the butterflies. Although it did create a nice texture, I think I would like the quilting even more if I spaced my lines closer together, perhaps 1.25" instead of 1.75". Honestly, quilting is where I often get lazy! I've only done matchstick quilting once... and on place mats.
A few more pieced scraps, multi-colored scraps and a large piece of Katie Jump Rope Big Dot make up the quilt back. I always like a stripe binding. This binding is actually Cloud 9's window dressing, but it reads like a stripe here with fantastic spaced-out lines.
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