Well after a couple of weeks of quilting and binding I have officially finished the second UFO for 2008; this one only took about three years to complete. I have to admit that the sun is too bright on the quilt, it does look much better in person.
This was a basic quilt with plain outline quilting for the most part. I did quilt some butterflies into the yellow squares and along the border. Originally, I had penciled in on the black border, a solid line of butterflies as that’s what the stencil called for but when I got back into the quilt I realised that I didn’t want to spend the time doing that and I felt the butterflies would stand out more if they just meandered along the border.
Well now that I’ve done this lap-quilt I guess it’s on to the next UFO. The pattern for the above quilt came from “More Quilts From The Quiltmaker’s Gift” and the pattern is called “Snowflake” If you ever have the opportunity to pick up either The Quiltmaker’s Gift or More Quilts From (The Quiltermaker’s Gift) I encourage you to do so. These books are full of lovely quilts and even if you never make a quilt the books are so beautifully put together it’s worth the price just to browse through them to get ideas.