• Butterflies for Becky

    Posted on December 5, 2012 by in Longarm Quilting

    I recently had the opportunity to quilt yet another antique quilt top for Becky, Grandma Jane’s daughter. Have I mentioned how much I love getting to finish those antique tops that otherwise might never get done?

    This one was so cheery. Lots of bright print butterflies appliqued onto white background blocks, then set together with bright yellow solid squares. A very happy quilt.I outline quilted each butterfly, and then made a swirly trail in the open area of each white background.

    In the alternating yellow solid blocks, I quilted a “ring of beads” and put a flower inside each one.

    Here’s a shot of the back of it:

    The quilt has no border, and is a good twin-sized quilt. Becky has already given me the next antique top she wants quilted — an embroidered quilt. I can hardly wait to get started on it!

7 Responsesso far.

  1. Wow! The quilt is just beautiful. Seriously though, your quilting is just wonderful. You really know how to pick the designs!

  2. Cindy says:

    I really love that quilt Shelly and you did an awesome job on quilting it. It looks fabulous. Can’t wait to see the next one.

  3. Kathy says:

    Fantastic job!!

  4. Maureen says:

    WOW!, Shelly – it amazes me how you come up with these designs! This is gorgeous!

  5. Rose Marie says:

    Okay that does it. Now I have to, have to have you quilt a couple of my old quilt tops!!

  6. Heather says:

    I love all the detail in the quilting. wow.

    As a follower of your blog, I am writing to invite you to join in gallery of Christmas Tree Skirts. Today I have written a post about the tree skirt that I made several years ago. I eagerly look forward to putting it under my tree each year. I hope that you will join me in featuring your Tree skirt. one you made, one that has been handed down for generations, perhaps it was a gift. Share your story and photos in a blog post (it can be an older post) and then visit my post and add your link to Mr. Linky and then leave a comment.

    Thank-you for considering this opportunity. Feel free to share it with any of your online or personal friends. The more the merrier.

    http://www.heatherpearson.com/2012/12/oh-christmas-tree-skirt.html

    Heather

  7. Scarlett says:

    Just saw this, Shelly, it is gorgeous!! I love old quilts. I have a wedding ring top my great-grandmother made – I need to reset it and get it quilted.
    Great job!!

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