For years I've collected butterfly print fabric with the plan to make a quilt. I started the background for it a while ago, but finally finished it this weekend. It's made of cream fabrics sewn into 12 inch blocks using 'random' patterns of squares and rectangles. The effect is great (my photo is not).
I have cut out many (don't know what the final count will be) hearts in several sizes using the different butterfly prints. I plan to raw edge applique them onto the quilt so that the butterfly-hearts appear to be flying across the background. My plan for the quilting is a series of parallel lines to add some texture and movement to the background. I did this sample piece, but am still not sure if it's what I want.
I never hand quilt but I am wondering if I should for this one. The verdict is still out.