Flower Pots and Butterflies


Very few of the projects I have been hired to quilt are kept by their creators. Most were made to be given away to family, friends, even charities. This particular quilt was made for a little girl.

The quilt itself was a collaborative effort between a husband and wife. The husband designed the embellishments while the wife assembled everything together. How special is that to have not only a hand-made quilt but one that was custom designed just for you.

The customer expressed no preference regarding the quilt stitch pattern and gave the green light to quilt over the embellishments. Not having to work around the applique made the process a bit easier. However, the fusible web attached to the back of the butterflies and pots was quite stiff. At times it took a bit of determination to coax my machine through the fabric.

Using a thread color called Goose I quilted an all over swirl pattern. Utilizing just one quilt stitch design made this project go very smoothly and relatively quick. Take a look.

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Quilt Back

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Unfortunately I don’t have a photo of the entire quilt. All I have are a few of the featured blocks. I think these few segments provide a fairly comprehensive glimpse into the finished product. As you can see from the final photo the back of the quilt was done with a soft pink flannel. I’m certain the recipient of this quilt was more than thrilled with the soft texture provided by the quilts comfy backing.

Vital Statistics:

  • Quilt Dimensions – 61 1/5″ x 46 1/2″
  • Hours Spent Quilting – 3 1/2
  • Quilting Stitch Used – All Over Swirl
  • Number of Stitches Applied – 101,584
  • Thread Used – Omni Goose

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Cindy Anderson @ In A Stitch Quilting

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