This past week I finished off the top and the backing for Butterfly Blossoms:
As I suspected, once I added the final borders, my need for more purple was fulfilled. I absolutely LOVE how this quilt top turned out. The Good Fortune by Kate Spain for Moda fabrics really were a great choice for this pattern. I also finished the backing:
It’s a lot larger than it needed to be, but I made the backing too small on my last quilt and it really irritated me, so I wanted to be sure to not make the same mistake this time!
Now I’m all ready to quilt it, but I’m having a hard time deciding how I want to do it. Last time I quilted an applique quilt, I did highly designed quilting around the applique and a different design for the border. I’m leaning towards doing an all over stipple on top of the applique on the white center, and then another design on the purple border, maybe diamonds? Or maybe just a stipple in purple thread.