Well, I had to take the picture of my Friday finish before I actually finished it - the weather was closing in here in Tennessee and I had to take advantage of the sunshine while I had it! It will be finished tonight, for sure - I've only got to hand-stitch the binding and it will be done.
I love this pattern - learned it from Quilts For Kids - but this time I took some inspiration from a recent quit magazine and added the butterfly applique. And here's the back:
I put another one of the butterflies on the back and just love it! Both butterflies are outlined in black baby rick-rack (more handstitching!) and I think they came out really well.
I stitched around each butterfly, and then quilted up to the butterfly stitching all around. I like the way it makes the butterfly kind of pop out of the background......
This quilt is the first to be completely finished for my daughter's silent auction. I created a special label for the back that incorporates both her blog name and my quilting "handle":
The binding will be the bright blue of the four-patch squares. It's looking really good now where I've started to do the hand-stitching! So now I'll head over to Amy's Sew and Tell Friday to post my link and see what everyone else has been up to this week, then finish off this quilt!