Measures 48.5 inches x 60.5 inches (or 1.23m x 1.54m)
180 Butterfly Blocks pieced together and quilted, but not without frustration. The seam intersections are bulky but no more so than expected when sewing together patchwork blocks. My fancy sewing machine was not impressed and once again the Juki - straight stitch only - machine came to the rescue.
I also agonized over the quilting. With so many different contrasting fabrics, quite a lot of it black and some of it light/white, I couldn't decided on what color thread that I would be happy to see on the quilt. I am not much of a fan of dark quilting lines on a light fabric, and vice versa.
And so, I decided to ditch-stitch the quilt. All of the seam lines surrounding each Butterfly Block have been ditch stitched. It was slow going but not difficult. (All of the images in this blog post are of the finished quilt). Quilting detail wasn't necessary for this already interesting and busy quilt. I am really happy with the result. The quilt is not heavily quilted and the look of the quilt has been preserved.
For the back of the quilt I have used a Flea Market Fancy print - Dotted Leaf in Gray. A favorite!
A traditional RPQ binding:
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