Monday, September 15, 2008

Fly, fly, butterfly.

As you probably know I am part of a great team on Etsy known as BBEST (Boomers and Beyond Etsy Street Team)
It is a great team to be part of and there is always something interesting going on.

September sees a swap with the theme of "Butterflies".
This is in honour of Pat who is stepping down from the admin position she has held wonderfully for some time.
Pat's Precious Quilts butterfly is loved in the forums.

I decided to to a quilted butterfly for the swap.
I used some calico that I had dyed with Dye-na-Flow and cut two sets of wings.
I quilted each set with little circles then put the two sides together, quilted the body and some lines on the wings. I did satin stitch all round the edges.
I added little beads on the body and added curly wire for antenna.

So the butterfly is already to fly away.
I don't know who this will be going to yet but I hope it will be liked.


On a Whimsey said...

Alis, your butterfly is gorgeous! I love your colours. Now, where is it going to fly?????

Gunnels blog said...

It´s really great Alis !!

Sonja's Adornments said...

Just beautiful! So glad to be part of this swap!

Anonymous said...

Oh whoever receives the butterfly will be delighted - it is beautiful, really gorgeous!

Kari Gibson said...

Utterly Flutterly Butterly gorgeous!