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.
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!
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!
And here's the back! I really love how the design looks on the back of this one.
It's always so fun to quilt for others!