Botanics Quilt

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.