|Meet my butterfly quilt! It is so big, I couldn't hold it myself :)|
|Quilt back with black binding.|
I have been working on this quilt since March when my mum asked me to make a quilt for her newly refurbished living room. The refurbishments are done and I have seen pics of the room and also my mum told me which colors will be dominant. So, fingers crossed that the quilt will look nice on the couch :)
Quilt idea: I got the idea to make this quilt (which is almost a rip off) when seeing this beautiful Japanese quilt from Kumiko Fujita on the blog of Mrs Schenkman:
|Butterfly Quilt by Kumiko Fujita (source).|
I found two tutorials on the internet about how to make these butterfly blocks: Mrs Schenkman Quilts and Red Pepper quilts. I went with the method shown by Red Pepper Quilts and made 200 Butterfly blocks in total! I made more than I need for the quilt (I used 180 in the quilt) because my mum was also asking for matching cushions :) The quilt measures 84" x 76" and is the biggest quilt I made so far!
|I also quilted some flowers.|
To assemble 10 single butterflies is took me about an hour, so you can imagine how much time and love went into making it. I also made 200 little circles using £2 and £1 coins. These I fused with fusible web to the quilt top and then stitched them on with a normal straight stitch.
Then I assembled my quilt sandwich and basted it with basting spray! I am not patient enough to pin the whole quilt and always use the 505 basting spray which holds my layers well together. And then I go ahead and pin the edges of the quilt only. The quilt was so big, I could just about lay it out in our dining room :)
|Free motion quilting designs.|
I told my mum already and even without having seen the quilt she said it doesn't matter and nobody will notice. So sweet isn't she? So fingers crossed that she will like it :)