I finished piecing this quilt a week before I broke my leg a couple of years ago. When I started longarming again I attacked the backlog of client quilts and this hung over a rack 20 feet in front of the machine. My mother, who lived with us and suffered from dementia, loved it and would caress the butterflies every time she saw it. Because of the dementia, it was always the first time she had ever seen it. When I was almost ready to load it, she began her final decline and died 15 months ago. I finally loaded it last summer and it fought me every step of the way. In retrospect, I think that was because I never would make a traditional quilt now. Anyway, this is what it looked like when I finished the quilting.
The chartreuse thread, my favorite color, was overwhelmed by the turquoise and brown so I added some paint.
Then today I reloaded it and quilted 20 million pebbles with silk thread in the setting triangles. Much better... Quilts are easy to reload after binding has been applied. All one has to do is machine baste a four inch strip of fabric in the binding ditch and then one can either pin the quilt to the leaders or sew it onto loading leaders.
What the setting triangles looked like last summer...