As I mentioned in my previous post, I was so excited about my One Block Wonder quilt class that I worked on a second OBW quilt using a beautiful butterfly motif fabric. I stacked, cut triangles and assembled half hexies for two different quilts as part of my homework in preparation for the second class where we laid out the quilt design.
It took a while to assemble all the rows and columns, and then to figure out borders. I visited a local quilt shop in search of border fabrics. The first time around, I found a beautiful cobalt blue for an inner border...but nothing for a larger spinning border. On my second tour, I found the most amazing fabric, I have no idea how I missed it on my first pass by?!? It contained all the colors and even the white dots on black seen on several of the butterfly wings. Simply perfect!
I duplicated the same quilt motif from the Koi OBW...which I still love! And because I had already developed the muscle memory, the quilting went super fast for this quilt--just a few sessions to cover each seam.
For the backing, I had quite a bit of yardage of this large flower fabric. It was originally purchased from Joann's but is extremely soft and has a lovely drape. My mother sent me a bunch of her fabrics and she too had quite a bit of yardage of the same fabric, plenty to create a full backing.
And for the final reveal of my Butterfly OBW...