For last year’s Maine quilt show I made a modern queen size quilt, free-motion quilted in teardrops and vines, but this year I wanted to make something smaller and more intensely quilted. Our guild made 4 patch posy blocks for Bags of Love charity quilts and I liked the results so much that I made a double sized one in blue/lime green for a friend. By stacking 4 layers of fabric and cutting squares, you get a kaleidoscope effect with half the work of a standard Stack and Whack. Then I used the same butterfly and flower fabric in a pink colorway, with miniature 4 patches as the border. It measures about 42″ by 52″ and is quilted with a large teardrop loop flower in each block center and micro-stippling in the sashing. I’ve been working through many of the designs in the 365 Free Motion Quilting Designs book by Leah Day and the flower design is #175. After doing all that stippling I can see the pattern in the dark every time I shut my eyes. Since the show isn’t until July, I’ll put it aside for a while and work on some other projects before I start the binding.