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April UFO complete!

A heavy sigh of relief.  My April UFO is finished.  So now I can give it a proper name like “Baskets Full of Butterflies and Flowers”.

applique wall hanging

I found the pattern for this wall hanging in the book, Sisterhood–A Quilting Tradition by Nancy Lee Murty.  You can read about how I appliqued the flowers and butterflies at my Butterfly & Flowers Applique Project post from one year ago.

broderie perse applique quilt

Basically, I used a large floral print and cut out the flowers and butterflies to use for the applique.  Sort of a “Broderie Perse” kind of deal.


The fabric that I used for the applique was also used for the back of the quilt.

large floral print

And here are some of the quilting details that I added:

flower free motion quilting


If you want to see what everyone else has finished this month, check out A Lovely Year of Finishes and 2013 – Year of the Finished Project and Nothing but UFO’s in 2013.

applique wall hanging

Now I get to choose a UFO for next month (May, as in tomorrow) to tackle!  Can you believe it’s here already?

Julie Siggy-1

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  1. That fabric really worked well for applique. It’s always nice when you can get the fabric to add something extra. The quilting looks really great too. Did you do it on a domestic machine or do you longarm?

  2. Hi Julie, I love your quilt with this butterfly fabrics so much! The design of fabric, your way of mix and match color and design, layout, everything worked great. And quilting also matches the design so well. I have exactly the same fabric line, and I love them so much. Wish I would make the quilt like this one in near future.

  3. It’s beautiful, Julie. The quilting on it is perfect. Thanks for sharing it with your pictures.

  4. Julie, Your quilt is absolutely beautiful and something I would love to have hanging on my wall. Now I know what to do with large floral prints!
    It was definitely worth taking the time to finish.

  5. You continue to inspire me to pull out those UFO’s! Just pulled out one that has been lying dormant for four years!!!

    This quilt is absolutely beautiful! Your stitching so perfect. Congrats on another UFO completed!!!

  6. When I saw that quilt, the word HAPPY came to mind. That is a happy quilt! Congratulations on finishing it. How much did you have left to do? Was it a finished top needing quilting and binding or was there more to complete? Just askin’

  7. Julie…this is really, really beautiful. I hope you bring it to class on Friday for show and tell. Congrats on finishing another UFO.

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