InstructionsI made this quilt from a very old pattern that my husband's grandmother had. One of his sisters had it and let me use it. The butterflies are pieced, not appliqued. I updated the pattern look by using modern print and batik fabrics. The piecing was a challenge as I was working from very old templates whose sizes were not true any longer.
I hand quilted this back-of-the couch quilt by using ...
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Type of item: Functional
Style: Traditional, Retro / Vintage, Classic, Romantic
Cotton fabrics, basic quilting supplies
What was your inspiration?
I saw a quilt that one of my husband's sister had made from this antique pattern and wanted to make one for myself.
What are you most proud of?
Even though a close inspection will show that the piecing is a long way from perfect, the overall look turned out stunning.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Sometimes it is a good thing to update old patterns with new look fabrics.