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Quilt Reveal – Anthologie #2 – The Butterfly Version


The entirety of the summer I’ve been working on this quilt.  I’m both pleased and sad to be finished with it.  I almost always enjoy working on my quilts, but this one was particularly fun.  I like these “quilt-along” way of making quilts.  I like sampler quilts!  You start out with a big fat stack of fat quarters and low volumes and just chip away at it until you get a finished quilt.

For the past two weeks (almost every day), I’ve posted the videos I made while I worked on this quilt.  This was a new feature that’s part of the pattern.  See them all here if you missed this.


Get the Anthologie quilt pattern!




I purchased the butterflies here.  If you do a search there, you can also find other options of butterflies in a bunch of sizes and styles.  They set the tone for the rest of the quilt.  I started out with a stack of fat quarters, but I also had to dig around in my stash for applique opportunities.  All the flowers around the butterflies are older fabrics that I’ve been sitting on forever.  I also pulled quite a bit of scraps for this quilt that I was hoping to make work.

Here’s a list of some of the fabrics used:

*Many fabrics are missing from this list, because they are out of stock or older and I no longer know their names.





I took my time with the quilting on this one.  I was stretching myself and I wanted to try some new to me things, like outlining.  I gave outlining a go on the Attic Window blocks.  It was crazy fussy, but I really loved the look.  I outlined about a 1/4″ from the blocks and then I outlined the ditch around the block, and then quilted inside each one with a flower crown.  It turned out so pretty.  I’m kicking myself now though for not doing a bit more of that.  I wish I’d done it on the Dresdens in particular.  It really made things pop.





I also tried some larger shapes in the quilting. I quilted really big feathers and asterich flowers in some of the larger pieces and then did tight quilting around them. I liked it at first, but now I’m wishing I had filled in the feathers a bit and filled in the larger flowers (sassy grannies) just to give a bit more fill. I think I left it a bit too open, which seems to be something I keep doing.  It hasn’t planted in my head yet, I guess. I forget.

I do really like all the negative space in this quilt and I LOVE the look of the gold thread on all the low volumes. I’ll try and get a bit braver with using a bit more contrasting threads.



Quilt Details:


Size – 70×85″

Top Fabrics – I’ve listed all the fabric I’ve used in this quilt above.  Many of them are no longer available, but if you are looking to make a similar one, we do have the bundles here.

Backing FabricsSwifting Flora, Rambling Rose and Mountain Earth

BindingOmbre Confetti Mustard

BattingWarm & Natural

Thread – So Fine by Superior in Blizzard for piecing, Microquilter in Gold for quilting, DMC #8 in Very Light Terracotta for binding

Finishing Techniquesfree motion quilting, and chunky stitch binding

Quilt Label – from my shop here, tutorial for how to install it here

Skill Level – Intermediate





All About Chunky Stitch Binding

Watch a video tutorial here





I cannot wait to make this quilt with you again this fall during our quilt along.  If you haven’t signed up yet for it, check it out here.  Check out the #Anthologiequilt and see all the other versions of this quilt being made.

We’ve got about a month before the quilt along begins and I need to be thinking up themes to use on my next version of this quilt.


Scrappy Low Volume Backgrounds

View all our Low Volume bundles here.



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  1. My pattern arrived yesterday, I am thrilled to start gathering fabric!

    Your quilt turned out gorgeous! The quilting is amazing, and perfect!

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