Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Butterfly Garden

A mystical and magical place.

9"x 9"

The background was randomly strip pieced, then cut, with additional strips sewn in to represent stems.
A piece of poly batt was used between the layers for quilting.
 Bobbin stitching with snips of dyed silk ribbon and paint made up the flowers.

 And, the butterfly was stitched with one layer of white fabric, painted with inks then cut out.  The body is a stuffed piece of silk.  Everything was stitched to the quilted background and the legs were added last by zig zagging over a thin nylon cording.  
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  1. Oooooh! Gorgeous, Kathy!!! Beautiful colors, and I love the way you did the background! Super!!!

  2. So delicate and beautiful Kathy! Great bobbin work and of course your gorgeous quilting in the background.

  3. OMG the quilting. Your flower turned out beautiful and the butterfly is so lifelike. Love it.

  4. Butterflies are magical. I love it.

  5. Beautiful, love the detail, colors and quilting.

  6. Beautiful, love the detail, colors and quilting.

  7. I LOVE it Kathy! It is so you! Love the colors and the background is so cool. The butterfly is so life like that it could flutter right off the quilt! :)