Friday, August 8, 2008

Butterfly Boxes quilt

Here are the pictures I promised yesterday of my butterfly quilt. I am so pleased with it - the colors match my living room perfectly, and it's just the right size to cuddle up on the couch.

It's also the first quilt I have done with a pieced design on the back, which gave me some trepidation. Since I use a longarm quilter, I was afraid it wouldn't turn out straight, but she did a wonderful job.

Whenever I photograph quilts hanging on my closet door, they never hang smoothly and end up looking like they are not straight and square at the corners. I swear that the opposing sides are the same length and it is a rectangle!
And here it is in place. P.S., I made the drapes. And the fabric skirt on the sofa below the seat cushions was an anti-cat measure - she would lie on the floor and pull herself along the length of the couch by digging her back claws into leather on the front. Yipes!


Suzan Oxenreider said...

I believe you! I have no way to hold up my quilts either so they always look like I did a miserable job.

BusybeeDebQuilts said...

I love your butterfly quilt ... love the blues and browns.


Joan J said...

Oh it's beautiful! And you're so right - it goes with the colors in the room. Very very pretty! PS Love the idea of the fabric skirt on the sofa! We also have a leather sofa and a cat who likes to pull himself along the bottom. I may have to use that idea!

Linda said...

I believe you too! I just lay my quilts over something to take pictures if no hands are available to hold it. I see alot of ladies take pictures of the quilts on the beds but I don't have good lighting to do that. Your quilt is lovely and looks great on your couch. Hugs, Linda