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Other than my family, the passion of my life is quilting. An eclectic, I love a wide variety of styles and techniques encompassing both machine and hand work. Instagram: lyncc_quilts

Friday, December 2, 2011

That UFO is *gone*! - "Lori's Irish Butterflies" flies away. . .

It's finished! It's finished!!



(Actually, it's been finished for a week, but I never could remember to take pictures in the morning - there's really only a one-hour window right now for light that gets the colors right.)

For the quilting, I did stitch-in-ditch on all the chains, using some pretty dark violet Madeira rayon thread I had on hand. I did FMQ in the butterfly fields - used a nice sky blue, chose 1 or 2 or 3 butterflies to highlight, and meandered in the rest. I didn't want the quilting to get too heavy because we wanted minky on the back and I wanted to keep the drape super soft. And since we had minky with all its forgiving fluff, I used a bobbin color of the same thread to match the back instead of the color being quilted on the front. There are only a couple of tiny turn points of the violet that peek through, so I'm happy.


Love the way the back looks.  :D   Becca was very choosy with the minky color samples I had. She wanted one that would highlight the butterfly colors. She did a great job.


I discovered the joys of "Paint" recently and patched together a fun butterfly label.


It's all ready and waiting for her to snuggle under for our next weekly Movie Night!

13 comments:

M-R said...

You did a wonderful job with this, Lynette! The darker purple thread makes the chains pop and I love how the quilting looks on the back. Great idea to highlight some of the butterflies and meander the rest. Thanks for linking in to TGIFF!

FabricsNQuilts said...

Great job! I love all the fabrics including that scrumptious border! Whoop! Whoop!

Stray Stitches said...

Beautiful!!! You did a fantastic job :)

Ginette said...

Gorgeous!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Just a pretty quilt - love the butterfly fabric. Nicely quilted and love the label.

Andrea said...

Preciosa! me encantan los colores y la tela de mariposas esta genial

Laura said...

Oooh i love irish chains and the colours are great. Fab job on the quilting too! How did you print the label?

Judee said...

That butterfly fabric is just wonderful. Your quilting is amazing. Glad you found some sunshine for the great photos.

Di said...

Your quilting looks amazing on the back - not to say the front doesn't look simply gorgeous too! I must try to make some labels like yours too. Thanks so much for the inspiration :-)

Julie Fukuda said...

That turned out just perfect. It is fun to see what the Irish chain does to the butterfly fabric.

Sarah Craig said...

Love love love this quilt! The colors are so unexpected, and your quilting is wonderful! Whoop Whoop!!r

liz said...

Front and back are both amazing. Well done for such a nice finish. I think it will be a truly loved quilt.

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
Yours, Ulla