Florentine for Sew Many Creations

This post is going to be a big pic heavy, because I love this quilt so much! I quilted this paper pieced "Florentine" pattern for Sew Many Creations.

The background is Essex linen, and it has such great texture against the cotton prints! I went with my favorite background - straight lines! They are about 1/4" apart, but I didn't use a ruler so they have a bit of variation to them.

Quilted Florentine for Sew Many Creations

All of the blocks are quilted the same way, but the center area is rotated 90* from one block to another. I don't like to give a quilt a definitive top or bottom, unless it was designed that way, so I like to rotate the designs a bit!

Quilted Florentine for Sew Many Creations

Quilted Florentine for Sew Many Creations

The blocks have arrow shapes in the corners, and when these arrow shapes meet up they make great stars! I quilted a different fill in each arrow, but kept the fill consistent by fabric. Just another trick I use when I'm trying to keep track of several different fill patterns through a top!

Quilted Florentine for Sew Many Creations

Quilted Florentine for Sew Many Creations

Quilted Florentine for Sew Many Creations

And here's the back! I really love how the design looks on the back of this one.

Quilted Florentine for Sew Many Creations

Quilted Florentine for Sew Many Creations

It's always so fun to quilt for others!