Thursday, September 20, 2018

bright colored butterfly cherish quilt

prior to the twin quilts, my aunt asked me to make two quilts for her other niece (on my uncle's side of their family) who was due to have a baby girl this summer.  this particular quilt was based off of their nursery theme, which was simply said to be bright colors and no pink.  well... i couldn't exactly eliminate pink entirely, but i did keep it to a minimum... i'd been doing baby boy quilts for SO LONG... what else would you expect from me?
i found this cute little pattern at the quilt shop closest to my apartment, during a day of quilt shop hopping, knowing this quilt was in the plans.  as soon as i saw it, i thought it was perfect, and actually baby quilt sized compared to my other recent ventures.  it was fat quarter friendly, which meant a trip to joanns was a quick fix to get all the pieces needed for it.
the bright colored butterflies helped bring in all the colors needed to create the blocks without throwing too much pink in to the mix.  the top went together super smoothly, and i had no issues getting any of the blocks to line up.  the hardest part was probably trying to balance out all of the colors!
i felt like the binding needed a little bit of a pop to it, and since the backing was the same butterfly print, i felt like the magenta color was the perfect pop to edge off the quilt.  the quilting i did in a peach thread, stitched in a grid pattern to not make it too busy.
i would absolutely use this quilt pattern again if i ever needed to make a quick fun quilt for a baby shower.  the stripes across are a great feature if there is a true "theme" for the baby shower or nursery decor (can you imagine this as a seuss theme? SO CUTE) and it could easily be done in a day... especially since i know how to machine bind now!
quilt pattern: cherish by villa rosa designs
quilt count: 114

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