The Butterfly Quilt has now been completed, thanks to some quilting time over the Christmas break. I love the idea of scrap quilts – using all those treasured scraps and turning them into a useful quilt. However, in reality, I found that using such a varied and bright colour scheme didn’t sit well with my tendencies to make everything neat and uniform. Nevertheless, I am pleased to have the quilt completed and the bright colours look great against the black background. It will be well used in our home theatre which is where the teens hang out with their friends, watching movies, and playing XBox etc. I am hoping that the black and bright colour scheme will prove to be a practical choice. I love the use of text prints in the butterfly blocks.
I made 144 butterfly blocks which measured 4 1/2 inches square (unfinished) and 4 inches square when joined together. This made it a good size for a lap quilt.
The Butterfly Quilt is my first finish of 2012!
What is your favourite type/style of quilt – a scrap quilt, an improv design, traditional etc? I think I prefer quilts that are more simple and understated (they fit better with our décor). Can’t wait to start planning my next quilt.
If scrap quilts are your style, you may wish to join the 2012 Sew Scraps Along over at Pleasant Home.
If you need some encouragement to finish those PIP’s (Projects in Progress), check out PIP’s over at Loft Creations.