Monday, 1 August 2011

Flock of colour

Last night I traced over 80 butterflies. Today I fused them to some hand-dyed fabrics and started cutting them out - I'm about 1/3 done, as long as I decide I have enough once I get to positioning them on the actual quilt.


The butterflies will be machine appliqued/quilted, and I'll add extra detail and colour (and the antennae) in the quilting. I'll also add a stack of wholecloth butterflies to the flock.

6 comments:

Marianne said...

WoW ! that's a lot of cutting. No matter what you do with them, they will look beautiful.

Ann Marie said...

WOW! They look absolutely fantastic just like that!!!! Those colors are gorgeous too!!!

Frances Arnold said...

Cool!!!!

LynCC said...

Oh My Goodness! That's a *lot* of tracing and cutting. They're spectacular, though. Can't wait to see what you're doing with them.

Me aka Supermom said...

Gosh Golly! Great minds think alike. I have been sketching out a butterfly quilt. I hate it when someone beats me to it!! I love wher ethis is going.

becanne said...

I'm in love with this one already.
Waiting with bated breath to see the whole-cloth quilting.
I'm sure it will outshine the circles and birds..but that will be hard!