This was a fun quilt to make...well, most of it was. I'm not a huge fan of the "A" word, so I changed mine a bit. Joan made hers according to direction and her applique was gorgeous! My favorite quilts to quilt and make are ones with lots of different blocks; that's why this pattern really appeals to me.
Joan's applique flowers were perfect. I did the flowers on mine, as well, but when I got to the row with the butterflies, I was done with applique!
A closer view to show the inside of the churn dash blocks and the quilting in their sashing
And the houses. My favorite items to quilt are houses!!
Maybe if my practice butterflies would have turned out like this, I might have done them...maybe! Joan's are beautiful.
And no post is complete without a few pics of the back. If I remember correctly, this may have been flannel on the back. If you click on the pic, a larger view will open for a closer inspection.
By only quilting in every other square in the checkerboard rows, the non-quilted squares really puffed out. It gave the quilt some nice texture.
And a few more, just because I have them: