More Butterfly Quilt Progress and Playing with Metallic Thread

Anne and I are getting along famously working on the butterfly quilt together. I finished quilting the sashing and border and decided to quilt the inside of all of the wings with different colored metallic threads. I did have to change my needle from a Size 100 to a 110 for it to work better but once I did that it was smooth sailing.


The metallic threads offer a subtle touch to the wings. I’m going to add hotfix crystals when I’m done with everything.




So all I have left to do is some microstippling in the white panels, quilting in the antenna and then trimming and binding! I’m debating whether to add hanging tabs across the top or sew a sleeve to hang it flat against the wall. I’m kind of leaning towards a sleeve at this point. How would you hang it?


  1. Ooooooh. Pretty feathers!

  2. Simply amazing! It’s beautiful 🙂

  3. I would also go with the sleeve. I love your sashing pattern, that’s what I used in my log cabin borders. I can’t get enough of it! :))) Your quilting came out beautiful and the swirls are really pretty in the wings!

  4. What does the back look like? I’m just curious.

  5. Your quilt is awesome! I love the quilting on it. I’d go with the sleeve. I think the tabs will detract from the quilt.