This is Charlotte's quilt for her shop's Saturday Sampler. You can see her newsletter here. Charlotte likes traditional style quilting, with cotton batting and light colored thread. When I asked her if I could use metallic thread on this quilt she turned pale green but told me to do whatever I wanted. What trust!
I love the colors of this quilt and wanted to use gold thread along with purple, green and blue. It's a bit over the top but I like it and I think Charlotte does too. The metallic doesn't show up real well in the photo but does in person!
I have been putting a four inch hanging sleeve on my miniature Itty Bitty Boutis before sending it off to Road to California - this was a last minute request from them. It seems a bit crazy to me on a miniature quilt - my quilt is about 18 inches long, but some miniatures are only 8 - 10 inches and a four inch hanging sleeve will just about cover the back of the quilt! But - it's their show so I obliged.