One of my favorite finishes this spring is this quilt called Botanics. It's one of Carolyn Friedlander's designs. As you probably know, I don't use patterns very much, but there's something about Carolyn's design sensibility that is really attractive. I especially love her applique designs. I started this one after the Slow Stitching Retreat I took with her in 2015. I used prints from Carolyn's collections and appliqued them to an orange chambray. The middle had been finished and it was stored for a couple of years when I decided to finish it. I added an outer border, layered it and started hand quilting this April. I love how it came out!
I had finished the middle quilting at this point, but decided to add more radiating lines for a bit denser quilting. If you look closely you'll see it's not perfectly symmetrical, but who cares? This is my new favorite cuddle quilt in the living room.